Michael Landon (M.Div., 1992) wrote in with an update to share about his life and ministry. Michael writes, "While persevering through debilitating chronic illness, with the help of dear friends and classmates, I was able to turn my D.Min. (SFTS) dissertation into a published book, Grieving Hearts in Worship: A Ministry Resource ." Michael is currently working on a new book, Finding Your New Balance: Reflections on Faith and Living with Chronic Disease, which will be about his journey with chronic disease while "finding God's ever-deepening love and grace at the very center of my being."
Michael is also gathering a collection of original poetry, some of which is in Greiving Hearts, and some that is not. He plans for this collection to be entitled Shades of Grief. We give thanks for Michael's commitment to ministry even in the midst of illness and pain. Much blessing and grace as he works on these projects.