LIVING WITH AND THROUGH FEAR

2020-04-29T14:43:33-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Monica Brancheau In my living room and office hangs a verse from one of my favorite songs, “Oceans” by Hillsong United:  “Spirit, lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.” Every time I read or hear that verse, I’m swaddled in comfort and strength. “Trust without borders” is a very challenging idea for people like myself who like to have control. When control is [...]

LIVING WITH AND THROUGH FEAR2020-04-29T14:43:33-04:00

THE ENVIRONMENT OF WOMEN

2020-04-29T15:56:14-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Jen DeGregorio This past summer, I think I had a mental breakdown. No one noticed. To be fair, I bottled up all of my emotions and didn’t tell anyone how I was feeling. Not even my husband, who’s incredibly supportive and an excellent listener. We’ve been a couple for nearly a decade, but we’ve never lived together and have only lived in the same state for the first few years. My husband lives and works in New York City while I’m here in the small town of Dexter, raising my son from my first marriage. That arrangement has worked [...]

THE ENVIRONMENT OF WOMEN2020-04-29T15:56:14-04:00

MAY IS BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH

2020-04-29T16:00:06-04:00

Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash By Jen DeGregorio Right now, there are more than 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor in the United States, with nearly 80,000 people diagnosed each year (28,000 of which are children). More than one-third of these people will likely die from their tumor. During the month of May, we honor the warriors who are currently fighting as well as those who have lost their battle to brain cancer, which is so often underpublicized. Our hope is that increased awareness will bring to light the need for clinical studies to improve early diagnosis, standardize treatment, [...]

MAY IS BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH2020-04-29T16:00:06-04:00

KEEP CALM AND JULEP ON

2020-04-30T16:41:06-04:00

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash By Liz Crowe Dedicated to all the non-Kentuckians I have educated about the holiday on the first Saturday of May…. Firstly: the question “when is the Kentucky Derby?” has a simple answer. It is always, forever and ever amen (but not this year!), the first Saturday of May. It can be any number on the calendar of May, as long as that number is one through seven. If someone says to you the Derby is on May 8th or 15th or something else ridiculous, you now know what to say to that. (Update: this year, [...]

KEEP CALM AND JULEP ON2020-04-30T16:41:06-04:00

TOUGH 2GETHER WITH JACE WARD

2020-04-29T15:52:37-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Jen DeGregorio One year ago, the Ward family received the kind of news that hopefully most of us will never experience — the kind of news that takes the air out of your lungs and drives you to your knees like an invisible gut punch.   A few months earlier, twenty-year-old Jace Ward had been involved in a horrible roll-over car accident caused by black ice in his hometown of Wamego, Kansas. When the Kansas University freshman walked away unharmed, the family felt truly blessed. But over the next ten weeks, he began to notice a change in [...]

TOUGH 2GETHER WITH JACE WARD2020-04-29T15:52:37-04:00

ACCEPTANCE: THE DOORWAY TO TRANFORMATION

2020-04-30T16:45:24-04:00

Photo by Faye Cornish on Unsplash By Morella Devost When we've struggled with something for a while, the thought of acceptance is enough to make us want to punch someone in the face. “Surrender” is even worse. We think it means we're giving up, that nothing will ever change if we surrender. But what if acceptance is actually the doorway to lasting transformation? Our mind thinks this is a contradiction. But as you continue to read, I’d like to invite you to think about something you wish to change in your life — the thing with which you’re most dissatisfied. Whatever [...]

ACCEPTANCE: THE DOORWAY TO TRANFORMATION2020-04-30T16:45:24-04:00
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