It is nearly impossible to be engaged in current events without hearing the phrase “children at risk.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America — one out of three children — now live in a home in which the biological father is absent. However, nearly every study conducted through the social … Continue reading Pastoral Care . . . Fathers Matter
by Michelle Herberger February is the month when many celebrate LOVE. It is full of hopes for romantic dinners and a display of gifts that seemingly prove that real love exists. Although it can be fun to engage in the celebration, it can also be a time of disillusionment for those whose lives are not … Continue reading The Sacred In The Ordinary
by Michelle Herberger If you have had an abortion or love someone who has, the following message is for you . . . Perhaps you thought you had no choice. No matter how you looked at your pregnancy, it seemed impossible to continue. After the abortion, there may have been some regret, even sadness. You … Continue reading Beginning Anew . . .
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”