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4 Hugs A Day


The power of the human touch is vital. Several sources suggest that everyone needs at least four hugs a day for healthy survival, 8 hugs a day for emotional strength and 12 hugs a day to really grow. Start hugging. Start by hugging your children and your spouse. . . .12 hugs a day! What a difference you will make in their lives.

Who Can Resist A Chocolate Chip Cookie?


Who can resist freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies . . . or any kind of cookie? How do you like to eat your chocolate chip cookies: Warm? With a glass of cold milk? With a cup of coffee? You will enjoy the cookies even more, if you share some of them with another person. […]

How Can We Help?


What can I do to be helpful if an abusive situation is revealed? Listen to the person and believe her!  Minimizing or excusing the abuse does not help. Tell her that the abuse is not her fault, and is not God’s will for her. You might say, “You deserve to feel safe, valued, and respected […]

When May I Bring You Dinner?


By Donna Sawyer Recently a friend of mine who is an EMT was hit by a drunk driver. Kevin was driving and his partner was in the back of the ambulance. As soon as I saw the news on Facebook I called Jodi, Kevin’s wife, to find out how they were doing. Kevin was home […]

Getting Out and About


Instead of lecturing my husband and me to “get out of the house and do something fun” after I had a miscarriage, some friends sent us dated coupons for a dinner at our favorite restaurant along with movie gift cards.  Those gifts helped get us out of the house and take a break from suffering. […]

An Empty Chair At The Father’s Day Celebration


The annual Father’s Day holiday can prove challenging for anyone mourning the loss of his or her dad, even many years after he died. So, here is one idea about how you can honor your deceased father and keep his memory alive on Father’s Day or any of the other 364 days in the year: […]

A Time To Grieve & A Time To Serve


Lynda Elliott’s father died at noon on Christmas day when she was 20 years old. I know that many people are experiencing loss, especially at this time of year.  For example, you may have been divorced since the last Christmas, or one of your sons or daughters may be at war, or a friendship may […]