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Suicide is Difficult to Discuss

07/09/2020

Are you contemplating suicide? Help is available. Please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Do you know someone who has lost a loved one to suicide? The topic of suicide is difficult to discuss for many people, so it may be hard for you to know what to say or do to comfort […]

COVID-19: What can I do to help?

03/17/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people all over the world, here are some simple tips for how to help while we practice social distancing. The uncertainty and fear generated by a global infectious disease outbreak is stressful. That’s why it’s more important than ever to show compassion and Care Well for those around […]

A Starting Point for Racial Justice: Stop, Look, Listen

06/29/2020

As a child, when my mother was teaching me about safety when crossing a street, she would instruct, “Stop. Look. Listen. And then Go.”  As the current events regarding racial injustice continue to swirl around in my head, I wonder, what should I do?What should our ministry, Wisdom of the Wounded, say and do? It […]

One White Privileged Woman and One Small Step Forward

From time to time, I’ve felt called to write about racial injustice. For example, I’ve pondered my role as a bystander by not speaking up about racial injustice. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have put the issue of racism in the United States front-and-center this summer. Racial injustice is so […]

Make a “Proud Of” List

06/09/2020

When Lara Kallander’s daughter was a young teen, she became very sick and needed care for an extended period of time. Lara says, “It’s hard to feel that you are making progress when someone you love is sick because it may be two steps forward and then one step back.” To cope, Lara started making […]

Feeling Less Lonely During Lockdown

05/20/2020

By Jennifer V. Miller Just a few blocks from where I live sits Aurora Pond, an independent retirement community that is nestled in a lovely, wooded section of land. When riding my bike, I’ve seen the residents milling about on the lawn, or waving to passersby from their apartment balconies. What a friendly group of […]