Turning the Calendar

We’re turning another page of the calendar and my mind keeps turning over questions I’m trying to answer. Days that once passed with barely a tick-tock now sound as loud as the chimes on the grandfather clock that hung in mama’s house. They clang and echo urgency: now, now, not tomorrow. I’m searching for answers to questions I’ve never asked before. I’m feeling burdened by the privilege of decision. As...

We’re on a mission

The organization we’re with has a purpose statement for the area we’re assigned to. We have an overall mission statement but in our singularly focused area of ministry, we also have a statement defining our purpose. It says, in part: “The primary purpose of an Adult Rehabilitation Center is the spiritual regeneration and rehabilitation of men who have undergone a process of disaffiliation from those significant ties, which enable individuals...