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When We Can’t See Home

When We Can’t See Home

When We Can't See Home "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5 (ESV) I turn slowly and peek around the headrest. My husband drives on as the horizon glows marigold and magenta. Darkness settles, and I sense the uneasiness of...

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Jumping on the Bandwagon Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Mark 8:34 (NIV) As you may have heard, the Superbowl is coming up and even...

What I Need

What I Need

What I NeedAnd my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:9 (ESV)ve not been sleeping well lately. Lots of things on my mind combined with the need for a new pillow and a minor cough (not Covid,...

Unchanging God

Unchanging God

Unchanging GodJesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (ESV)he weather forecast looked promising for a smooth trip home to New England in late November, 2019, but forty minutes in, a sudden snow covered the road and...

Savoring Stillness

Savoring Stillness

Savoring Stillness This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it. Psalm 118:24 (ESV) his morning, I’m standing in my living room looking through the windows to watch my dogs as they scamper through the morning frost. As I...

Seize the Opportunity

Seize the Opportunity

Seize the Opportunity What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him. I Corinthians 2:9 (ESV) About two years ago, my aunt called me ecstatically, sharing that she won a $10 ticket to see the famous...

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown! For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah  9:6 (KJV)...

Made Whole

Made Whole

Made Whole I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle Psalm 49:4 have lived much of my life with anxiety and depression; however, I wasn’t diagnosed until I was in my 30’s. When that happened, I felt like all the pieces...

A Safe Place

A Safe Place

A Safe Place God is our safe place and our strength.  He is always our help when we are in trouble. Psalms 46:1 (ESV) It started with a sweater. It was chilly that morning, and the sweater was harmless enough. Coral in color, zip up with a hood, from The Children’s...

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,...

Words To Live By

Words To Live By

Words To Live By Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phillipeans 4:8 (ESV) Growing up, the front of our refrigerator was covered with scripture,...

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...

Fully Convinced

Fully Convinced

A Change of Heart No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21 (ESV) When I moved to a new state two years ago, I started...

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...

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) Until I was twenty-four years old, I had only lived within a one-hour...

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...

Our Very Present Help

Our Very Present Help

Our Very Present Help God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 We will be changing the clocks back again in a few weeks. The days are getting shorter and colder. The leaves are changing color. Soon the forecast may include the dreaded...

Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Hebrews 13:2 hen I was a child, my mother would collect coins wherever she could find them - between couch...

Hidden in the Heart

Hidden in the Heart

Hidden in the Heart I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Psalm 119:16 ome claim that we remember only ten to twenty percent of what we read or hear. Others debate that estimate, saying it isn’t that simple. Numerous...

Suffering with Joy

Suffering with Joy

Suffering with Joy You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. I Thessalonians 1:6 My cancer journey took me to some extreme lows. I remember sitting on my back porch...

Lessons From a Hummingbird

Lessons From a Hummingbird

Lessons From a Hummingbird As summer is ending with the cooler breezes and colorful leaves approaching, I will miss seeing the regular presence of hummingbirds in my garden. And I will miss the daily reminders about transformation and rest. Therefore, if anyone is in...