Tag Archive: hope

Mar 06

Ministering to the shame-based child

Shame is a sense of being totally unlovable… worthless. While guilt is a feeling we have when we feel bad about what we have done, shame is when we feel bad about who we are. Shame can be the result of deep hurt, abandonment, abuse, neglect or ridicule. When these traumatizing factors occur early in …

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Jan 30

Hopefulness in the midst of loss – Missing Kalkidan

Recently, the extended Intermountain family suffered a tremendous loss. One of our recent graduates, Kalkidan, passed away as result of injuries sustained in a car accident. She was on her way to Montana to visit friends that she grew close to during her time in our care. The loss of Kalkidan hit us hard. Personally, …

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Oct 06

Finding our faith, holding on to hope

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Faith and hope are needed for healing in relationships. At Intermountain, we focus a great deal of energy on bringing healing to the relationship between parent and child. Furthermore, I know from both personal …

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Jun 23

Rainbows in June

Those who have lived in Helena, Montana for a while quickly learn that June is our wettest month. Just about the time we’re ready to go stir crazy from another long winter, we get a wet and late-coming Spring. June is likely to bring a thunderstorm to your picnic in the park, and thus venturing …

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Apr 28

How we see Jesus – a sermon for the second Sunday of Easter

Scripture texts: John 20: 19-29 & 1 Peter 1:3-9 “I saw a strange sight. I stumbled upon a story most strange, like nothing in my life, my street sense, my sly tongue had ever prepared me for. Hush, child. Hush now, and I will tell it to you. Even before the dawn one Friday morning …

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Apr 10

Trusting in Jesus even though you’re hurting—a sermon for the 5th Sunday of Lent

[note: this sermon was originally delivered to the Harlem Yoked Parish in Harlem, Montana on April 6th, 2014 by Chaplain Chris Haughee] Text: John 11:1-27 Has anyone ever asked you, “What’s the worst that could happen?” Sometimes it is said in a flippant manner, meant to dismiss our concerns. Other times, the person asking truly …

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