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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 […]

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 […]

Praying During the Coronavirus Crisis

05/05/2020

At a recent Wisdom of the Wounded team meeting we discussed praying during the coronavirus crisis. One of Ann Lamott’s simple, yet three powerful prayers like, “Help” “Thanks” or “Wow” fit the bill. But we also wondered: maybe people are seeking specific ways to pray for others during this very unusual time in our lives. […]

Jump Off the Boat

Guest post by Jeff Mulder “Jump off the boat” is a phrase my wife and I use.  It comes from the movie, Forrest Gump.  There is a scene where Forrest is all alone and is driving his shrimp boat down the river.  He sees his long-lost friend Lieutenant Dan on a dock, and without any […]