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When Someone You Love is in Pain

06/07/2021

By: Colleen Arnold, MD Pain is a universal experience. Whether it is the temporary hurt of a broken ankle or something more permanent like arthritis, every single human being suffers it at some point in their lives. There is no such thing as a pain-free life this side of heaven. It can be physical, mental, […]

Be There Even When You Don’t Want To

04/15/2021

Jesus tells us, “Love your neighbor,” and he does not add, “when you feel like it.” Deanna Thompson is Professor of Religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has written a book about her journey with Stage IV breast cancer. The title of her book is Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith, […]

Micro Kindnesses Matter

04/09/2021

From the passenger side of my car, the door opened, and a woman said, “I am a nurse. Are you ok?” After doing a quick check, I was surprised to discover although stunned, I was ok. The airbags had deployed so I couldn’t see outside the car. “I’m fine,” I replied. Just moments earlier, I […]

God’s Best Relationship Advice

03/24/2021

God’s best relationship advice is “Love One Another.”  To the point and simple, right? I’m not proud to admit it, but sometimes that advice is difficult for me to follow. When I don’t know how to handle a situation, I tend to avoid it. So when I’m called to “love” another who looks different (maybe […]

Trilogy of Success

02/05/2021

By Lindsay Cherry Being adopted into a multiracial family and living in a predominantly White town in the early 1990’s brought on unique experiences and challenges. I was one of seven children with loving parents.  I learned early on the importance of loving people, accepting those who were different from ourselves, and lending a helping […]

I Am Grumpy!

01/18/2021

Today I am grumpy.  Really grumpy . . . because my list of “I can’ts” seems impossibly long: I can’t walk because my hip hurts, the COVID pandemic has grounded me, I can’t worship with my church family and I can’t lose weight, just to name of few. So today I am grumpy.  I was […]