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Listening Well in a Crisis

How can we listen better when people are distressed? That is a big question for which we need answers as people deal with the myriad issues related to social isolation, illness, mental health, and the…

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Abuse During Lockdown, and How to Help

What to do if your loved one or an acquaintance has become a victim.   Lockdown has brought with it all kinds of relational challenges, including extreme loneliness, getting on each other’s n…

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Your Marriage Can Survive COVID-19. Here is how.

COVID-19 has dramatically and drastically changed life in our homes. Many of us are feeling anxious, uncertain, and stressed while trying to adjust to a new and hopefully temporary normal. Marriage an…

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Helping Families Cope During COVID-19

Despite the incredible pressure, this pandemic has put on families, there are things parents can do to keep themselves and their children with a measure of emotionally health during this time of insta…

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Sanity for the Sandwich Generation During COVID-19 (Family Activities)

At the end of my last post, I asked you how you are keeping sane and finding peace during this pandemic.  Some of you shared that you benefited from maintaining a schedule, others said that networking…

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Managing Anger in the Midst of COVID-19

“In your anger [and self-isolation] do not sin.”   While the slower pace of life under social distancing and self-isolation has created an opportunity for families to spend high-quality time…

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Ministering to Children in Times of Coronavirus

How to nurture your children’s faith during social distancing and self-isolation.   This week, as I read news articles and had conversations about the challenges families are facing during th…

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Helping Children (and Others) With Viral Anxiety

Practical advice to navigate a season of uncertainty and bad news.   The coronavirus outbreak has naturally triggered an enormous outpouring of anxiety. The escalating crisis is in the news e…

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Sanity for the Sandwich Generation During COVID-19

  I am part of the Sandwich Generation, meaning that we are caring for children as well as my elderly mom.  If your household is multi-generational, then you can relate.  This is all new to us…

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Tips for Surviving and Thriving During COVID-19 for Families

For many families, the first week of staying at home due to Covid-19 pandemic felt a bit like vacation. However, by the second week, things began to change with a myriad Zoom meetings, trying to homes…

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Q&A: Surviving and Thriving as a Family During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since we live in close quarters at home during the pandemic, how do we keep from getting on each other’s nerves?   Convene a family meeting in which you agree to set a few healthy boundaries,…

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There is Hope for Today’s Families

Our world today is overflowing with religious conflicts and war, political polarization, refugees seeking safety, migrants fleeing despotic regimes, abject poverty, aging populations, economic distres…

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Spicy Peanut Sauce

Watch the episode here.  Servings: 6 | Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10mins Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter chunky or smooth 1/4 cup tamari sauce (a thicker version of the m…

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Almond Butter Brownies

Watch the episode here Servings: 9 | Preparation Time: 15 mins | Cooking Time: 15mins | Inactive Time: 15 minutes |Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup almond butt…

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Cashew Cheese

Watch the episode here.  Preparation Time: 15 minutes | COOKING TIME: 5 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 2 cups cashew 2 cups of water 1/ 4 cup nutritional yeast 1 red be…

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Church with a Toddler

I have a toddler and we go to church. Church comes every week so it shouldn't be a surprise and yet... I was always struggling to gather up all of the things that I would need. I've finally come u…

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Family Evangelism in Taipei

The Xin Dian Church located in Taipei opened its doors to friends and neighbors as well as church members for a family evangelistic series which began on Sunday, November 11 and ended on Sabbath, No…

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Rare Kids; Well Done

By Don Jacobsen Hiawassee, GA: HighWalk Productions, Inc., 2011. 143 pages. Reviewed by Willie and Elaine Oliver All children are unique and all parents want to look back at their children and…

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