Submitted by Michelle Herberger . . . the original article, written by Nancy Guthrie, can be found HERE. "Merry Christmas!” “Happy New Year!” As the end of the year approaches, everywhere we turn someone is telling us we should be happy. But for those who’ve recently lost someone they love, the holidays can seem more … Continue reading What A Grieving Person Wishes You Knew This Christmas
by Michelle Herberger The clock has “fallen” back. The daylight hours are dwindling away and sooner than one would like to imagine, Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas will be upon us - the seasons of gratitude, promise, light and hope, of warmth, love and excitement. For those grieving the death of a loved one, this time … Continue reading “Seasonal Survival”
by Michelle Herberger Several years ago, when watching a film on post abortion healing, a woman who had had an abortion spoke something that continues to influence my desire to see people healed from their experience of abortion. She said, “I made the choice to terminate life and continued to do so by my self-destructive … Continue reading Respecting One’s Own Life . . .
by Michelle Herberger There seems to be a growing sense of fatigue among many people, and it’s more than physical. Many lament the loss of times when things at least appeared to be simple and people were less divided. It’s especially important when one is feeling this way, to take time to recreate, renew, and … Continue reading A Time To Notice . . .
Do you know the number of deaths in Kentucky each year from heroin and opiate overdoses? Did you know that both the equipment and training to save the life on an overdose victim are available for FREE? The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition is a statewide organization whose mission is to reduce substance addiction overdoses and … Continue reading Overdose Help . . . FREE Naloxone Kits With Training, June 26, 2017
by Michelle Herberger Caring for a loved one who has a debilitating illness or who is dying is not something we often prepare ourselves to do. Yet, life has a way of bringing us the challenges we least expected. Even if we have accepted that challenge and are giving care to a loved one, that … Continue reading “God’s Abiding Presence”
by Michelle Herberger Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest to all of us. Meister Eckhart March signals the beginning of Spring, a time of rebirth and new beginnings. However, for those who are grieving, new life can seem unreachable, … Continue reading “From Grief to an Experience of New Life”
by Michelle Herberger This is the month that celebrates love. Everywhere we look there are signs that point to romantic relationships. However, there are times when regardless of how much you want to make the relationship last, it simply doesn’t work. This is especially difficult if this means the end of a marriage. Rarely would … Continue reading “Healing the Hurt” – Divorce Care and Recovery Programs
You may have thought you had no choice, as having a baby simply wasn't an option you could grasp. Immediately following the results of your decision, there may have even been a sense of relief. Problem solved. It's over. You can resume life as it was before you knew you were pregnant. However, you've found … Continue reading There Is Hope For Healing After Abortion . . .
“According to the CDC, each year more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind thousands of friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24; these rates are increasing.” (The National Alliance on … Continue reading “When Someone You Love Dies from Suicide” by Michelle Herberger