Trauma, Comfort, Hope and Peace

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There is a lot of conversation around the issue of trauma-informed care these days for counselors, pastors, and others. My own experience of a traumatic event led me to discover some key principles in dealing with trauma in those I … Read More

Titus 2 Residence Needs List Updated

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From time to time the needs list of Titus 2 is reviewed and updated. There are some things that are ongoing, regular consumable needs for the maintenance of the home- paper goods, cleaning supplies, student supplies, printer ink, bags of well system salt, etc. However, there are other one-time needs that arise or are identified. Some of those items on this newest list are in that category- a bicycle rack, electric pencil sharpener for classroom, and a new door for the laundry room. Then there are the “wish” items that simply make life a little easier, like Bible covers and Bible tabs. Some items requested are also replacement for items that are taken when women leave- hand held hairdryers, pillows and pillow cases, towels, and study Bibles.

We budget for some of the regular needs, but we still put them on the list so that people know the kinds of things their financial gifts enable us to provide. Donation campaigns by groups or businesses to gather such regularly-used items can help greatly to stretch the ministry’s budget dollars. We delay purchasing some of the other items for a while and share the need on the website, giving friends time to identify things they can donate from their own homes or purchase on sale. We pray for some of the other needs to be met whenever and however God chooses.
Please review the list and consider if there are things the Lord leads you to provide. Thank you.

Understanding Addiction

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For many in addiction, substance abuse has been an attempt to self-medicate depression or other medical or mental health issues. When the underlying issues are identified and treated appropriately there is a sense of hope, personal empowerment , and of … Read More

Titus 2 Ministry Included in UMC Magazine

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Titus 2’s ministry is featured in an article in the latest edition of Interpreter, The United Methodist denomination’s magazine produced by UM Communications. The article, “Deacons Connecting The Church To The World” (pages 44-46) will be available in the digital … Read More

Powlinson on Sanctification

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David Powlinson is one of the key principals in the Christian Counseling Education Foundation.  He counsels and trains Christian counselors.  I was reading an article recently on sanctification by him.  And noted these observations: “In my twenties I was primarily … Read More