Can Family & Friends Suffer from Secondary Trauma?

Secondary traumatic stress is a risk when we support and engage wholeheartedly with a trauma survivor. More recently, secondary traumatic stress has come to the front as an issue separate from burnout, and it should be addressed. While burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by long-term involvement in emotionally demanding…

Stitching a Garment of Praise

Stitching a Garment of Praise “Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;  the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;  the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking…

Mystery of His Love

This poem was written as I sat in the house of Fern and Audrey at Discovering MErcy.  My emotions were free, I felt I could be me.  And I wondered in the silence and depth of the place about God and how dreams originated from Him. Mystery of His Love – Ashly P Ash  …