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Life’s Challenges

The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

Life’s Challenges

Finding your balance

I’m not usually a sucker for YouTube videos, but I watched one recently that showed a number of older gentlemen standing on a giant…

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Not the same

Since 2013, I’ve worked as an elderly companion. While caring for my first client, I met a lively British lady who lived through WWII….

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Spring in our steps with God

The groundhog never saw this one coming. Longest. Winter. Ever. I live in Wisconsin; we Midwesterners are used to being stuck inside over the…

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Not safer at home

Not everyone is safer at home. In the U.S. more than 10 million people are victims of intimate partner physical violence each year—an average…

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When it’s time to let go

How good are you at letting go? Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I worry about what’s to come. I think we’re all feeling some…

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Three quarantine insights

We’ve been “stuck at home/safer at home” for over a month now, and it feels a lot longer than that. And here are a…

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The Corona Survival Guide for Couples

Day 1 The #1 thing for couples to do Healthy relationships were already hard enough. Creating and maintaining a you-first, quick-to-listen, how-can-I-help relationship took…

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The Corona Survival Guide for Singles

Day 1 The Savior gets the single life The coronavirus has made being single very complicated. There are, as you may have seen on…

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Finding purpose in the pandemic

One reason that this global crisis is so challenging is that, for many of us, we have never experienced anything like it. Yes, we…

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Parents

Day 1 Start and end with grace Question: What’s the definition of a hot mess? Answer: Trying to video chat while your three-year-old is…

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During corona, your pastor needs you

The other day, the pastors at our congregation wanted to make sure our church was making it through the new world that the coronavirus…