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4 ways to grow in your faith

Friday, October 14 2016 10:14 PM
Categorized In Faith
As people of faith, it’s important to nurture our spiritual side. But many of us tend to get comfortable doing the same type of faith practice year after year. Theologian Richard Foster suggests that we learn to love God and our neighbors bette… Read Article

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Monday, July 6 2015 8:19 PM
Categorized In Faith
But the mountain falls and crumbles away, and the rock is removed from its place; the waters wear away the stones; the torrents wash away the soil of the earth; so you destroy the hope of mortals.  Job 14:18-19 NRSV When my mother was informally dia… Read Article

Where’s the joy in growing old?

Thursday, July 17 2014 1:07 AM
Categorized In Faith
The aging process is an inevitable fact of life. One day, we are getting married and raising our families.  The next, we are facing retirement and grandchildren. We look in the mirror and see the eager energy of our youth masked by time. Aging can have its downside. The … Read Article

Building a prayer

Monday, March 3 2014 11:46 PM
Categorized In Faith
Have you ever been asked to pray? In public? Out loud? If so, maybe you weren’t prepared or didn’t write something down in advance or felt uncomfortable or nervous about it. I’d like to provide you with a few tools that might be helpful in “building a pr… Read Article

What's spirituality have to do with your care?

Sunday, December 1 2013 4:37 AM
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Maybe you or a loved one have been asked about your spirituality during a healthcare visit. And maybe you’ve wondered what difference it could make.It’s important to understand that our individual spirituality is fundamental to who we are. Consequently, it’s fu… Read Article

Owning Your Own Faith

Tuesday, May 14 2013 2:28 AM
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Colossians 2:6-7 (The Message)“My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your w… Read Article

There’s Something Spiritual About the Experience of a New Year

Friday, January 18 2013 7:13 AM
Categorized In Faith
Have you been able to make the switch from writing 2012 to 2013 on your checks, yet? Or maybe you don’t write checks anymore and do everything online? Regardless, it wasn’t so long ago that we were training our minds to think in terms of it being 2012. And yet, time … Read Article

Pray Without Ceasing

Tuesday, January 1 2013 4:13 AM
Categorized In Faith
For me, as well as for a number of my friends, family and co-workers, this past year was filled with the loss of loved ones, illnesses, unemployment and the frustrations of day-to-day life. It was also filled with the blessings of God’s hand for a friend of mine in the bir… Read Article

Peace On Earth, Good Will Toward Men

Wednesday, December 12 2012 2:20 AM
Categorized In Faith
There are many themes to explore during Advent and Christmas: expectant waiting, preparation and the mystery of the incarnation, to name a few. This season also offers an opportunity to think about what we long for and aspire to, whether that is patience, preparedness or the ki… Read Article

Legacies for Future Generations

Sunday, August 5 2012 6:16 AM
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A number of years ago, I was introduced to a definition of an elder that was written by a group involved in the Live Oak Project in California. A phrase from it that has shaped my thinking about caring for seniors is, “An elder is a person who deserves respect and honor an… Read Article

Finding a Local Church Later In Life

Saturday, May 5 2012 12:04 AM
Categorized In Faith
Perhaps you recently moved or experienced a life change that necessitates finding a new church. Or maybe you’ve never been to church before and have decided that now’s the time. Regardless of the reason, it’s never too late to find a church. Being part of a com… Read Article

Receiving a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Friday, March 30 2012 4:36 AM
Categorized In Faith
Editor’s note: Sincere condolences to Greg Wilcox and his family in the passing of his mother, Billie. Billie passed away on March 20, 2012. Greg submitted this article shortly before she died. Click here to read more about Billie. But the mountain falls and crumbles away… Read Article

Building a Prayer

Saturday, February 4 2012 9:08 AM
Categorized In Faith
Have you ever been asked to pray? In public? Out loud? If so, maybe you weren’t prepared or didn’t write something down in advance or felt uncomfortable or nervous about it.I’d like to provide you with a few tools that might be helpful in “building a pray… Read Article

Dealing with Change

Friday, January 20 2012 6:29 AM
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One constant in life is change. Think about all the changes you experienced this past year. Chances are, more changes are on the way. So, the question becomes not whether or not there will be change, but rather, how we will manage it.One of the promises that Christianity has to … Read Article