Beauty in the Waves

Monday, April 15th, 2024

If one has not spent much time by the ocean, the water can be very intimidating.  With its undertows, strong waves, riptides, and sea creatures, there are a lot of things to be on the lookout for.  For some, admiring from a distance feels more comfortable than stepping in.  Either way, many have experiencing the ocean on their bucket list as it is one of God’s many wonders.

Teenage Substance Use

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Experimentation with alcohol and drugs during adolescence can be common.  Unfortunately, teenagers often don’t recognize the link between their actions today and the consequences that happen tomorrow or later on in life.  They also can feel indestructible to problems that they may experience. 

Be Aware

Monday, April 1st, 2024

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Sexual assault remains a widespread issue in our society, with individuals of all ages and backgrounds falling victim to this heinous crime. It is an act of violence that violates the core principles of consent, respect, and human dignity. To combat this silent epidemic, it is important that we raise awareness about sexual assault, empower survivors, and foster a culture of prevention and support.

Mindfulness and Connection

Monday, March 25th, 2024

In community weather is often a common topic,  one which can be overheard in circles after church services, at the safe barn, in passing at the grocery store or at school events.  As I write this article there is some question about a future spring storm in the ever-changing forecast.  The weather can impact us all very differently, depending on a variety of things like occupation, age, health issues, etc.  For example, if you are an elementary student, you may super excited about an impending snow day.  But if you are calving, work for the city or county maintaining the roads, employed as a first responder, or if you are a parent working from home, you may feel very differently.