Grief & Rumination

Reverend Andi Blanton Personal Stories

Rumination is a term used when our minds get stuck on the same thoughts over and over again. In the case of trauma and/or grief, our minds become fixated on something terrible that you saw …

Why Are You So Kind

Reverend Denise Burns Personal Stories

I have the awesome privilege of walking my granddaughter to school each morning. She gets dropped off pretty early and spends some time playing with our dogs and cats and reading, and watching how-to-paint videos …

Grief And Your Mind

Reverend Andi Blanton Personal Stories

I’m told it is normal for the stress of grief to affect your mental and emotional life but it doesn’t feel normal or good. Last night I didn’t sleep well because I missed Mike so …

Unwrap This Gift

Melissa Anderson Personal Stories

We have been given a gift. For the most part, we don’t see it as a gift. We see it as a scourge, an inconvenience, a wedge dividing families, friends, churches. And it is all …

Adopted Through Grace

Pastor Irene Amador Personal Stories

This story is about a girl who was born into a very dysfunctional family. When I say dysfunctional, I mean a couple who was not able to care for her as any child should be …

Father’s Day

Chantelle Frazee-Jacobs Personal Stories

I have been missing my Dad a lot lately.  I am not sure if it is Father’s Day or just circumstances in my life.  It is crazy how fast and how slow 2 ½ years …

Road Trippin’ with God

Dee Allomong Personal Stories

Late last year, Bob and I invested in a “mobile cabin,” aka Cecilia. Cecilia is a 1970 Volkswagen T2 bay window bus. She’s an old gal, but we think she‘s kind of cool. Before we …