- 11:33 am Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Staff Writer
We’re wrapping up a stormy October, hurricanes in the east, tornadoes in the west, lots of rain and wind and fear, damage and destruction; amidst it all, song and dance, praise and joy.
Yes, joy – from where, you ask? Everywhere. Homes and schools, places of work and places of worship. But primarily, I think, in the hearts and minds of children.
Children do not have the burden we as adults carry. Worry is overshadowed by wonder. Days after Hurricane Matthew struck in the east I saw pictures of children frolicking in back yards that had been turned into pools. The joy [More]
- 10:58 am Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Staff Writer
Lots of talk about storms lately… Is there one brewing in your life?
We all must weather storms of living, but some are much more difficult than others. Losing a loved one, divorce, betrayal, career set-backs, physical injuries and illnesses, addictions… These are the storms that cause our psyche to run, to flee, to take cover.
Sometimes our instincts mislead us and tell us to shut EVERYTHING out, not just the danger but the help we need to get us through.
Are you experiencing a tumultuous time such as this? Take heart, you are not alone.
As my friend, Robin Roberts, says, “Everyone’s got [More]
- 5:50 pm Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Staff Writer
Last week I talked with you about being a refuge from the bitter, angry, divisiveness that is permeating our media these days, and on the heels of that note, in stormed Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricanes are REAL physical danger, friends. We are very blessed to live in a country that has storm preparedness policies and practices. Warnings were issued, evacuations ordered, first responders placed on alert, utility crews poised for action… and still there were folks who scoffed, who refused to move. This inaction not only puts the individual at risk but also all those who are called to assist.
As Matthew approached [More]
- 5:32 pm Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Staff Writer
Welcome to a safe place.
Safe from the bullying, harassment, and negativity that the media has accosted us with lately. Politics? I’m beat. How ’bout you?
After last Monday’s debate I had to take a break from social media for a while. Soooo much anger out there. Made me sad and anxious to see it all.
A few days later pictures of kids, and animals, and food started circulating again and I was able to log back in to my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts without holding my breath.
Are you experiencing this negativity overload? Is it like nails on a chalkboard to you [More]