Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 28

What’s a work and play day? St. Paul’s UMC gives an example

I have fond memories of summer youth mission trips from my time as a youth pastor and associate pastor. Now, in my role as Intermountain’s chaplain, it is a great joy to host groups that want to support the work of Intermountain with their presence and passion for ministry. In my work with youth, I …

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Jul 21

Room at the Table? And… what kind of table?

[note: the following is a more “scholarly” reflection, representative of some of my ongoing doctoral studies which focus on making sure that families working through the challenges of raising children previously abused or neglected, or are having attachment issues find a welcoming place of worship in their community… a place at the table, if you …

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Jul 14

“Containing” Carrie

One of the issues for children who have experienced abuse or neglect is an inability to process their interior emotional world in a healthy way. Regularly, this inner turmoil results in unsafe behaviors—including self-harm and physical aggression towards those with whom they truly desire to experience deep connection. Until those out of control emotions are …

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Jul 07

Headwaters Church Service Day a Success!

I am so thankful for the partnership of Pastor Seth Dombach and the fine folks at Headwaters Covenant Church ( With their help we were able to remove a ton of old bark and mulch from around our school entryway and replace it with new! It is a wonderful testimony to our staff and he …

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