06Feb

Celebrating Valentine’s Day Your Own Way

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day Your Own Way It’s February. Stores are decked out with flowers, hearts, and everything pink, purple and red. Valentine’s day is a holiday that some love and some don’t. Others find it be a difficult reminder of loss, broken relationships, or loneliness. Personally, I have found that in recent years, I have […]
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08Jan

New Year, New Me, New Mercies

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  New Year, New Me, New Mercies ~Emily Baker~ With the new year’s coming, many of us find ourselves ready for a fresh start. A new year can fill us with hope and anticipation of what possibilities lie ahead in 2024. We often see “New year, new me” pasted across Facebook and Instagram ads, with […]
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08Dec

Running with the Shepherds

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  Running with the Shepherds ~Jacqueline Elliff, LPC~ Not too long ago, my family was reading the Christ mas story from the Bible together. A portion from Luke chapter 2 captures the encounter the shepherds had with the angels on the night of Christ’s birth. “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, […]
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09Nov

Are you SAD? What is seasonal affective disorder and how can you cope?

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Are you SAD? What is seasonal affective disorder and how can you cope? ~Maggie Kelleher, LPCC~ For many people, the transition from summer to fall and then winter can be exciting, as they look forward to holidays and winter sports, like skiing. For others, the late fall and winter months can feel downright depressing. They […]
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09Oct

Autumn is calling… Aspen leaves are falling… What is calling you?

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Autumn is calling… Aspen leaves are falling… What is calling you? ~Ramona McGonagil~ There are so many features of Fall that call us and say, “Fall is here”. Recently I have noticed an abundance of butterflies in our garden, the harvest moon, and bonfires in our backyard. Coming up, I have a visit to a […]
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18Sep

Lessons from Fall Leaves

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Lessons from Fall Leaves ~Bob Weinkauf~ As we look around during the fleeting days of summer, the days are becoming shorter and temperatures are starting to cool down. Farmers are harvesting their crops. Flowers lose their brilliant color and trees prepare for winter. Have you ever wondered why trees lose their leaves and the colors change […]
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08Aug

Healthy Communication

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Healthy Communication ~Jen Hahn, LPC~It’s hard to think about what our lives would be like without communication. We know our words have the power to hurt and to heal, to bring life or death. And if communication is such a fundamental aspect of life, why does it seem so hard sometimes? When you ask yourself honestly […]
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05Jul

Freedom

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Freedom ~Chris Bassett, LMFT~ Freedom is a gift that we have been given by God. Our country was founded on principles of freedom, and likewise, spiritually speaking, Christ died for our freedom. The Miriam Webster Definition of freedom is: the quality or state of being free: such as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or […]
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06Jun

The Heart of the Father

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The Heart of the Father ~Kathy Estep~ June is the month for the beginning of summer, lots of sunshine and outdoor times, fresh fruits and vegetables, hiking, weddings, Flag Day…and Father’s Day. I know some of you may not have pleasant thoughts or good memories of a father, and I am truly sorry about that. […]
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03May

Be Still

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Be Still ~Micah Strouse~ Psalm 46:10 “Stop striving (be still), and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.” It is May. For many, this month means the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. For some, it is a time […]
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