In the recent decade, I’ve witnessed tragic instances of broken relationships and detrimental rifts within various communities: schools, churches, neighborhoods, families and the workplace. Many of us are sometimes caught off guard, berating ourselves for not catching the signs much sooner.   Feelings of regret, anger, and disbelief collide in one single moment of realization:
  Saint. Spiritual Leader. Gifted Preacher. Man/Women of Holiness.   These are some of the words that paint the image of an ideal pastor in evangelical circles, but what if I told you the Church has made a grave mistake – a mistake in overlooking the deep-rooted pain and untold secrets of their pastor. What
  The practice of gratitude is a powerful thing.   Gratitude is defined noun – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.   For a while, I found myself stuck in addiction, slight depression, and constant anxiety. Starting this gratitude practice early on, recovery has made a