Growing Connections: Making a Difference

by Rev. Mickey T. McCandless
Director, Church Connections and Spiritual Care


Stories are the threads that woven together reveal the fabric of life to others and to ourselves.  Stories allow us to know the difference we make in the world around us. Stories allow us to point beyond information to feelings of grace, sadness, joy, anger, confusion, gratitude, and amazement. Stories invite us into the world that is more than we can fully describe but we often experience. Our stories also point toward the vision we live of making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.


Remember a time you saw a difference that was made in the life of another person out of the work you do. Share that story with me and with at least one other person. When you remember and share your stories of making a difference you celebrate your call to vocation, you celebrate the ministry MHM does through you, and you celebrate the power God invests in the world through you.


You make a difference in the lives of people. Share a story of that difference you make.


Do you have a prayer need for yourself or others?
You may send it to Rev. Mickey McCandless.
I will pray for your request and, unless asked not to,
I will share it with the rest of the community.