All of us have the potential to be surrounded by people, but if we are not known, it can seem that we don’t even exist. Loneliness can be that sense of not being known. How do we overcome isolation and restore connections? Listen as James Winderlich shares how God created us for community and the hope from loneliness to feeling connected.
Parenting Families – Strategies for the Blended Family Parenting within a blended family is especially difficult. How can you avoid letting the past fracture your future? At times it may even seem hopeless. But, take heart; it is possible to build a new family unit that stands strong against the assaults of the past. It […]
Anxiety can make you feel like every minute is an eternity. You often wonder how you can keep going. And, if you believe in God, you ask the question “If God is there, and he's promised peace of heart and mind, then why can't I have it?" Listen as we talk with Jenny and Steve, who have suffered from anxiety, and Julie, a psychologist, to gain an understanding about anxiety and find hope for managing it.
Conflict At Home This booklet is dedicated to those who struggle with the rawness of war and to the families who support them in their journey. It also goes out to pastors and chaplains who point to the cross and, above all, to our Christus Victor who has destroyed death and leads His Church to […]
Cancer – Courage through Christ A cancer diagnosis will change your life. It can impact the way you see your body, your emotions, your future, and even your faith. At times cancer can stalk you like a giant; it’s always in your sight no matter what you do or where you go. At other times […]
Self Control In An Addictive World Addiction may be our greatest mental, physical, financial and spiritual challenge. When you cannot find self-control, you cannot experience the joy-filled life you want. If you are having difficulty controlling your behavior, you may have some questions: How do I know if I have an addiction? What causes lack […]
Losing A Baby On the night of June 7, just as I began my eleventh week of pregnancy with our fourth child, I learned my baby had died. The weeks that followed presented one of the greatest challenges to my physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing I have ever known. I discovered that this pain […]
The Coronavirus and social restrictions have brought fear and anxiety to many households. How can we face our fears and anxiety? Is there any way to stop it from paralyzing our lives? And can we find peace even in times like the Coronovirus? Listen to Messages of Hope this week to hear a conversation about fear with Noel, Celia and Richard.
“It was kind of fun in the early years when he’d be gone for eight weeks at a time and he’d come back and it’d be like a new boyfriend every eight weeks. But it became tiring after a while and we realized that, if you actually expect the fresh and new each time that you’re going to get disappointed.” Listen as Luke and Jo share their story of separation and what they’ve learned about their relationship and keeping the family together.
What Is Christmas Christmas isn’t always the bright and cheery affair found in songs or movies. Can it be merry for a family struggling through unemployment, alienation, and terminal illness? Written by Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Pastor Wayne Palmer, What Is Christmas? conveys how this season can be a complicated and difficult time of the year. […]