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The Ward - a Fictionalized True Story

It was 6:30 a.m. as I washed my face and heard a faint warble.  For the two weeks  leading to Halloween night my iphone had been beeping non-stop with requests from Spider-Man to Doctor Who.  1,816 more words


Growing Up Too Fast

At the 2014 Parent and Sibling Conference, we’ve all enjoyed seeing our kids.

The Shepherd’s Hill Academy Staff make us feel as if we are part of the SHA family.   62 more words

Parent Comments

Stay With It - Be Encouraged

Shepherd’s Hill Academy (SHA) therapeutic boarding school is a safe place for your child.  It gives parents the opportunity to get rest they need and to prepare for getting spiritually and mentally ready for when their child returns home. 33 more words

Parent Reports

Encouragement Changes Lives

We’ve all heard that kids need someone to look up to. Well, sometimes that’s not enough. They also need encouragement to know that they too are capable of being good, responsible and able to achieve great things. 289 more words

Daily Living

The Round Table

Back in the late 5th century, King Arthur and the Knights would congregate among the famed table in Arthurian legends. This is not much different to today as seen when the nations unite; A lot of bickering, ideas, stand-offs, threats and pushing of authority. 492 more words

Teens In Crisis

To New Bethany and back: One woman's journey to report the man she says sexually abused her

After years of frustrated attempts, of being ignored by the press, dismissed by law enforcement, and disbelieved by the adults that should have protected them, the heroic women of New Bethany have finally achieved a breakthrough. 419 more words


Long Road Back

I sat listless on my pink couch.

“Tanya’s Couch”, they’d begun calling it.


It was so ugly, old, and repellent. The stuffing was coming out and it had questionable stains. 283 more words

2nd Chances For Epic Fails