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A Hallelujah Holiday

A Hallelujah Holiday

Keeping the Savior at the CenterWhen many of us think Easter, egg hunts and chocolate bunnies immediately come to mind. True, many of today’s Easter festivities focus more around the coming of spring than the resurrection of our Savior, but the heart of the holiday...

A Conversation Connecting Mental Health and Our Faith

A Conversation Connecting Mental Health and Our Faith

Dana Timothy Peterson, PsyD Dr. Dana Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. A former active-duty Navy Clinical Psychologist, he is currently the Chief of a Well-Being Services organization for the Department of Defense, overseeing all mental health treatment,...

When Mental Health Impacts Your Marriage

When Mental Health Impacts Your Marriage

Carolyn Hunsicker, LCPC Carolyn Hunsicker is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) in both Maryland and South Carolina. She has completed Gottman couples counseling Level III. Prior to opening True View...

Facing Mental Health Within the Family

Facing Mental Health Within the Family

Cheryl Durgin Cheryl Durgin is a volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), as well as a trained facilitator of their family education program, and a licensed volunteer with the International Fellowship of Chaplains, ministering in areas of...

The Post-Pandemic Reality of Mental Health

The Post-Pandemic Reality of Mental Health

Suzie Lawyer, LCPC Suzie Lawyer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and an Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist (ICST). She specializes in providing a refreshingly real...

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry

As God Has Loved Us: Preparing Arab Leaders for Ministry“I want to be God’s love to those around me.” If you are surprised to learn that these beautiful words were spoken by a Muslim woman from the Arabic Peninsula named Amina*, you aren’t alone. Much of the Arab...

Never Too Old For A Timeout

Never Too Old For A Timeout

Never Too Old For A Time Out This past January, my college sophomore, who was home on winter break, came to me and said she felt guilty because she was watching a show on television instead of working. If you know me, you can understand why this experience hit me...

Quieting the Busy Mind

Quieting the Busy Mind

Quieting the Busy Mind So far in this series, the articles have covered why rest is important, what type of rest suits you best, and how to distinguish your worth from the things that rest keeps you from completing. But how do we actively practice restorative rest...

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth

What We Do Versus What We Are Worth Recently, I found myself sitting across from my boss in a meeting to discuss my goals and projects for the upcoming quarter. “Before we get started, how are you doing?” she asked kindly, looking into my eyes. I hesitated a moment....

The Batteries That Work Best

The Batteries That Work Best

The Batteries That Work Best This summer, we’re taking a close look at how we can feel restored and refreshed. As our bodies, minds and spirits continue to recover from the incredible stress of a prolonged, world-wide pandemic, it’s important to be intentional about...

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property for Down Guatemala

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property for Down Guatemala

Big Dreams and a Bigger God: New Property For Down Guatemala In 2002, when their son Manual Alfredo was born with Down Syndrome, Alfredo and Irene Salazar saw the desperate need to provide support, schooling, and therapies to children with Down Syndrome and their...

Survival of the Sabbath

Survival of the Sabbath

Survival of the Sabbath God’s purpose for weekly rest and the importance of incorporating it into our lives. In the beginning, God worked for six days. He created the heavens and the earth: the sun and the moon, oceans and land, velociraptors and squirrels. He then...

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti

Bearing Good Fruit: The Miracle of Medical Missions in Haiti In 2011, Keeley Murphy, then in 9th grade, approached her father Sean with a simple request. She really wanted to go on a mission trip. Sean wanted to honor his daughter’s request but was reluctant to take...

A Mental Spring Clean

A Mental Spring Clean

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of our Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often work together in our lives as a whole and all are worth examining as we...

A Spring Clean At Home

A Spring Clean At Home

Welcome to the third installment of our Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often work together in our lives as a whole and all are worth examining as we press reset and...

A Physical Spring Clean

A Physical Spring Clean

Welcome to the second installment of our Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often work together in our lives as a whole and all are worth examining as we press reset...

A Spiritual Spring Clean

A Spiritual Spring Clean

Welcome to the Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to help us renew ourselves after a long winter (and even longer year.)  Over the next four weeks, this series will focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often...

Marriage By The Book

Marriage By The Book

Marriage By The Bookhen I think back on my wedding eleven years ago, I can remember the exact date.  The place, of course.  The people in our wedding party.  What we served at the reception and what song we chose for our first dance. But when I...

21 Ways to Refresh Your Relationship in 2021

21 Ways to Refresh Your Relationship in 2021

21 Ways to Refresh Your Relationship in 2021 y husband and I began dating in our early twenties, just as we were turning the curve into true adulthood.  We both worked hard at new careers and each had our own apartment.  Our days had a rhythm. ...