My idea of wellness when I was younger was the ability to hold everything together. To never have too many things undone. Account for everything in my schedule. Always stay in control. I would feel so much better if I could just keep all the laundry up, house perfect, hair kept up, exercise routine … [Read more...] about Julie, 39, Director of Recovery Ministries
I was watching a show the other night and there was a scene that really had me thinking about my spiritual growth. A sister is driving her brother to an AA meeting because she has just found him in his apartment with liquor bottles everywhere. He had been sober for a lengthy period and she is … [Read more...] about How Fit Am I?
No one enjoys hardships, but as much as we want to avoid struggles, they are a reality of life and believers are not exempt. In fact, scripture says we will experience all sorts of trials. My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you … [Read more...] about Count it Joy
One of the things my husband and I love to do together is go to the beach. It doesn't matter what season, we enjoy being near the water. There is something about being near the ocean that is calming for us. Listening to the methodical lapping of the gentle waves, or the pounding and crashing of … [Read more...] about And It Became Calm
It’s well past midnight, and sleep is elusive. I’ve come to embrace these hours when the Holy Spirit places someone on my heart, and we commune together as I pray for that person or situation. Sometimes I write in my prayer journal things that are only shared by myself and God alone. A good book … [Read more...] about Roxie, 64, Retired
When I was young, all I wanted to be was a mother. I was drawn to babies like the stereotypical “moth to a flame.” Anywhere I went, if the opportunity arose, I had a baby on my hip. But I have mild Cerebral Palsy: ataxia and hemiplegia. This means it affects my balance and predominantly impacts … [Read more...] about Heidi, 45, EPA and Case Aide