Articles from the Newsleter

Trauma-informed classrooms and test scores

Teachers do amazing work every day. Students walk into their classrooms with a limited amount of knowledge, and after a semester or a year with the teacher, what they know is dramatically greater and they’re prepared to learn even more. That’s even more amazing when...

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Healthy congregations need healthy leaders

The spiel you hear every time you fly includes a good lesson for church leaders. It’s when the flight attendant briefs you about the oxygen masks and says, “If you’re traveling with children or someone who needs assistance, be sure to put your own mask on first before...

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Corporate goals and mental health

Today’s business owners and managers face a constant battle to achieve more. We’re often judged by factors such as employee productivity and turnover, so we’re constantly seeking strategies that can give them an edge and enhance their ability to meet goals. There’s...

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Anxiety- and depression-busters for women

Feeling anxious? Feeling a bit blue? Nearly everyone deals with feelings of anxiety and depression from time to time. In some cases, those feelings can be so overwhelming that the best answer is sitting down with a professional counselor to get down to the cause and...

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Making 2020 a great new year for your blended family

By this time of year most of us have given thought to what we’d like to accomplish. If you’re the parent of a recently blended family, I’m willing to bet that strengthening your relationships with your spouse and children are on that list -- and probably near the top...

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Better parenting: it’s never too late

“We made so many mistakes when our kids were little, and I’m afraid we’re paying the price now. Our relationship with them isn't what we'd hoped for, and I can’t imagine what they’ll be like as teenagers. Is it too late for us to do something?” Every new parent...

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Starting fresh in 2020

This is the time of year when many people have made New Year's resolutions. Most have the best of intentions, but few resolutions actually become reality. Are there little changes we can make that will make a big difference, especially related to stress? There are...

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Leader’s lines: Over 1,000 served

Last year, we served our 1,000th family since opening, and at this rate, we'll serve the next 1,000 in even less time. That number is both gratifying and humbling. It’s gratifying because we know we’ve helped people through some of life’s most challenging moments. But...

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Does sugar have you dreading the holidays?

“I try to be so good and eat like I’m supposed to, but after Thanksgiving, I just can’t resist. People bring cookies and candy into work, and everyone you visit puts a plate of treats out. They’re all so good, but I feel terrible for how much I eat. I think I’m...

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Living on a tight budget

Few people have an unlimited amount of money, but for most of us, there are times when it’s hard to cover what’s going out with what’s coming in. Sometimes it’s our own fault, such as when we decide to buy something we really can’t afford; other times, an unexpected...

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