Community Care

Posts in the ‘Community Care’ category

Hope for Peace and Unity

When the calendar turns over to a new year, do you choose a word to characterize your coming goals or resolutions? After a devastating and tumultuous year, my word seems simple yet challenging: hope. I’m hopeful for better days in 2021. Hopeful for abundant life. Hopeful that we can move in the direction of our […]

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Corner Posts of Life

I sat motionless, listening to one of my father’s lifelong friends describe him as a corner post in the fence line of life. Tears gathered in my eyes (a bittersweet combo of mourning, gratitude, and joy), as I heard the essence of my dad summed up in this gracious and accurate metaphor. Words like stability, […]

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Defining Steps: Where Do You Carry Stress?

During this season of The Bearing Life® Podcast we continue taking a look at what we carry into 2021. In this week’s episode, I had a revealing conversation about how stress can manifest within the body and the resulting frustration and pain. After years of debilitating pain, Candice desperately sought resolution and effective treatment. She […]

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Carrying Stress

Getting out into nature helps me address stress in life. Something about the majesty of God’s creation causes me to pause, take stock of anxieties and worries, put things in perspective, and just take a deep breath. Often, I can exhale and just feel the tension breathe out of my body. Mountains, ocean, babbling brooks, […]

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Defining Steps Through Grief

Grief can creep up on us and any unexpected trauma can trigger deep feelings within. When we watch our friends face this experience, we struggle to know what help we can provide and how best to support them. In my conversation with Ann Golding on The Bearing Life® Podcast, we share how you can assist […]

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Grief Boulders

Have you ever encountered a boulder on a hiking trail? The loom-large-block-your-path kind where you had to determine another way around? You can’t see over it, under it, around it. The boulder overwhelms our view of what’s ahead on our life path. Great grief often looks (and feels) like this. In the podcast episode last […]

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There’s a Podcast for That!

For many of us, when the end of the year rolls around we take stock of where we’ve been, how we’ve progressed, and consider where we still have room to grow. In 2020 storms have swirled around all of us – often leaving us static and unmoved from where the year began. As we walk […]

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Practical & Fun Christmas Steps

As a follow up to our latest episode on The Bearing Life® podcast, I’ve put together Practical & Fun Christmas Steps to Put the Holly Jolly in Your Season. Join me and let’s walk through ways we can accomplish basic tasks, meet deadlines, and put fun plans in place–with flexibility, of course! Thinking ahead of time […]

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