How God Speaks Through Emotions
The Gates of Shiloh – Chapter 4
A small tornado of leaves swirled toward a black wrought iron gate. Bending this way and that, like a drunken man searching for a tavern door, it passed through the metal framework of the gate and deposited the leaves in a mud-choked river. The gate had been fashioned years ago by a skilled craftsman. A dark-haired woman drew near. Timidly brushing aside a handful of spider webs, she peered through an opening in the gate….
The Gates of Shiloh Chapter 3 – The Psych Facility
Shiloh sat motionless in the lobby of the psychiatric facility. She hadn’t been there in months. The orange, plastic chair had a bent leg which made it tilt slightly to the left. Still the same. The only thing different was the girl behind the counter. Shiloh’s hair fell around her shoulders. She allowed a few locks to hang over her face. Her maroon hooded jacket and sweat pants sported a bright-yellow devil holding a pitchfork….
How We Cause Emotional Trauma to Children
One of my most vivid memories as a child was watching my two younger brothers cry hysterically as my mom cut their hair against their wishes. We were about 11 or 12 years old. It was the early 1970’s and long hair was a sign that you were cool. We’d reached a place in our lives where we no longer wanted the childish haircuts my mom gave us. Our older brothers had gone through the adult rites of passage and wore…
I received an e-mail from a man named José who is a missionary to Uganda. He had read several of my books and wanted to know if I might help his son, who was a paramedic firefighter who developed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could no longer work. José said he would be in our area for a few weeks and wanted to know if I would meet with him and his son for prayer. I agreed…