Some days, as I drop my "tween" daughter off to school, she expresses distress and doesn't want to go. On one particular day she was dreading getting out of the car, I encouraged her to think of a part of her day that she could look forward to. I explained she could be optimistic about … Continue reading We Can Be Hopeful
Christmas 2020 does not look like our normal celebration. Because of the rise in Covid-19, people are distancing from family and friends to fight this virus. It is an unprecedented time, and people are struggling with depression, anxiety, financial hardships, mental and physical trials. Many would say it is a time of darkness. For the … Continue reading He is Light
For my friends who are experiencing the fresh sting of loss, may you be blessed with peace and comfort from Christ, who promised, "My peace I give unto you.”
I love the legend of how we got the poinsettia in the first place. The flower originally came from Mexico, where it was called "Flor de Noche Buena", or "Flower of the Holy Night". According to the legend, the flower first appeared in a little village long ago, in Mexico, where everyone was getting ready for Christmas.
"There is one thing I know for certain, light and darkness can never share the same place at the same time. The key is knowing how to keep the light on the inside, no matter how dark it is outside."
- Tim Ballard, OUR Rescue