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Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

The New Year is upon us. Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Well, if you’re like most North Americans you have at least one resolution. And, if you are like the majority of these promise-makers, your resolution is probably related to health and fitness. For many it is a promise to eat healthier, exercise more, and  lose weight. While resolutions... >Full Story

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Getting Over the Holiday Blues

Need to talk? Power to Change offers a free mentoring program where you can talk privately with a trained mentor. This is supposed to be a season of joy and happiness, but many people don't feel it. Many people suffer from bouts of depression or the blues at different times during the year. During the holiday season people encounter...... >Read More

Keeping December 1st Sacred

In our family December 1st is one of the most sacred days of the year. Come rain, snow, sleet or hail nothing can stop this day so sacred (Ya, I know, it doesn’t rhyme but you try rhyming with ‘sacred’). On this day of days I enter the crawl space and haul plastic tote after plastic tote up the... >Read More

A Good Reason for Thanks

Those who've seen Jean Louis Gerome Ferris' painting commemorating the first Thanksgiving are likely to be misled by the artist's rendering. The idyllic scene belies the reality that life-threatening challenges faces the Pilgrims daily.  Even before their journey across the ocean began, travel guides to the New World cautioned, "First, make thy...... >Read More

Are You in a Holi-daze?

"I look forward to the holidays - and I dread them at the same time," said my friend Peg over a cup of tea. "November and December are usually a big blur. Thanksgiving comes and goes and then it's time to prepare for Christmas. Next thing I know it's the New Year. I look back and I can hardly... >Read More

Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror

I lost my dad to suicide at the age of five. Shortly after that a family member started sexually abusing me. Several years later I lost my step dad to a horrible fire that destroyed our home. We were left with nothing except for haunting memories.  Later, I turned to drinking to ease the pain that tormented me day in and day out... >Read More

How do I respect my aging parents' wishes?

What does the Bible teach about aging parents? My father is 82, and my mother 78. Their health is starting to decline. The problem is that they do not want to have home health care, or anyone in the house as far as that goes. They want no mention of an assisted living arrangement, and they do not want... >Read More

Finding Financial Balance

It is often said that balance is the key to happiness. Financial balance is an important part of a balanced life. Life can sometimes be like the balance scales our grandmothers used years ago with many different aspects of our beings coming together to balance and form the people that we are. We work and play, rest and expend energy,... >Read More

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