Myrrh: Gifts to Embrace Forever Part One

Ever contemplate the gifts of Christ when you admire a creche? Nativity scenes often imply three wise men visited the newborn Savior on the first Christmas. Scholars believe the visit might have occurred a bit later than the night of Jesus' birth and no specific number of magi are mentioned in…

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Happy Our Father’s Day to EVERYONE!

  Father's Day encourages us to celebrate the men who raise children in our world. For those who've lost or never experienced a nurturing dad, the holiday can prove bittersweet or even bitter. Some fathers face this day with grief, as they've lost children to death or estrangement. Those without the…

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A Guide in Grief's Shadow

This week's video blog follows up on our discussion from last week. Here's what we'll cover in this ten-minute post: The stages of grief What to say--and what NOT to say-- when responding to those experiencing loss Everyone grieves differently Long term recovery goal is NOT forgetting, but remembering How professionals…

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Misunderstood? Learn to Speak their Language

You might be tempted to tune me out. I challenge you to stay tuned after hearing this week's book title, even if you doubt its relevance. Understanding others' heartfelt needs applies not only to romance, but also to a vast spectrum of other relationship categories. Consider your daily interactions with others.…

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Nurturing Spirit

Wrinkled baby feet and carriages adorn cards dedicated to "new moms." Friends and family members send these greetings to stuff¬†the¬†mailboxes of bleary-eyed mommas. The envelopes pile on the counter, for the most significant part of a mother's life wasn't delivered by post. The most significant aspect of mothering doesn't come in…

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