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Salute to Brother Wayne White

On February 28, 2012, I lost one of my best friends, Wayne White, founder and director of Footprints, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri. Better known as “Brother Wayne,” he started the organization in 2001 and served as director until his passing.   He was a Missouri Certified Substance Abuse Counselor at the highest level, with over […]

Hallmarks of a Healthy Support Group

Simply stated, a support group is a regular meeting of individuals who have joined together to offer one another support and encouragement in order to overcome a shared problem.   In informal, small group settings, participants, in turn, share their own experiences, feelings and struggles Ideally, a good support group is, first, a place where recovering […]

Advice for the Urban Ministry Worker

Urban mission work is certainly unique.   The rewards can be tremendous, as well as at the discouragements.    So, here are a few things I thought about as I looked at the new year ahead: A. Keep a life for yourself  —I often struggle to the balance between personal priorities and ministry opportunities.   It’s easy to get caught […]