02Jul

Sabbath Rest

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Sabbath Rest ~Kathy Estep~ In our newsletter last month, Emily wrote about the importance of summer self-care. Longer days, warmer weather, and time off from school  and work encourage us to take care of ourselves. This month I am going to expound on that, by talking about Sabbath rest. The fourth commandment exhorts us to […]
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04Jun

Summer Self Care

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Summer Self Care ~Emily Baker~ As the summer season unfolds, it brings with it longer days, warmer weather, and a perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at our well-being. I have learned first-hand that self-care is essential for maintaining a healthy balance in life, especially during the bustling summer months. Self-care is an idea […]
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09May

Parenting

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Parenting ~Christine Bassett, LMFT~ For this wife and mom of four great (not perfect) kids and counselor for more than two decades, this topic of parenting feels like an important one. For those of us who have the joys and challenges of parenting, I want to provide a parenting resource for you that is helpful […]
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02Apr

Finding God in the Process: A Reflection

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Finding God in the Process: A Reflection ~Ramona McGonagil, LPCC~ In the midst of life’s storms, it’s easy to lose sight of God’s presence. Recently, I found myself facing a relational challenge with a loved one, a situation that brought me to my knees. Relationships, especially those closest to us, can be fraught with difficulties, […]
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08Mar

Restorative Rest for Mental Wellbeing

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Restorative Rest for Mental Wellbeing ~Bob Weinkauf, LMFTC~ Do you feel worn out and exhausted, weary from the business of everyday living? Perhaps you are suffering from “busy-itis?” I would characterize “busy-itis” as a life so jam-packed with activities you have no time to tend to your mental well-being. We are used to our schedules being […]
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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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