What’s In a Plan

Having a plan can be really comforting. For many of us a plan provides a sense of security, certainty, and assurance. A lack of a plan can mean fear, uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety. Trusting in someone else’s plan can be just as fear inducing as not having a plan.  Even when that someone else isContinue reading “What’s In a Plan”

My Mother’s Instructions

Written by Leslie Stevens, M.Ed., LCMHC I’m from the country — Essex Country, Virginia. The town of Tappahannock is our county seat. I love home, it’s really beautiful and peaceful. I try to visit as often as I can. My mother lives in a cute three bedroom home with an expansive yard. Her driveway, however,Continue reading “My Mother’s Instructions”

If God Said It, We Believe It

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 5/28/21 Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” This is one of my favorite scriptures that I must remember and repeat to myself daily. When I begin to feel any fear, disappointment, or uncertainty, I look at itContinue reading “If God Said It, We Believe It”

Love One Another: Benefits of Being in Community

Written by Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/18/21 Even before the pandemic, loneliness and isolation was on the rise.  This lack of connectivity caused symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Unfortunately, with the pandemic, loneliness and isolation are only increasing more rapidly.  What can help it? Community.  Community was created by God to be a blessing toContinue reading “Love One Another: Benefits of Being in Community”

Faith in Times of Trouble (Coronavirus)

I am normally not given into fears and hype about adverse weather, disasters, politics, or viruses. Because I am a highly sensitive person, I tend to keep my eye gate and ear gate pretty fortified. I can’t even watch a suspenseful (fictional) movie without feeling real stress in my body. I spent a season readingContinue reading “Faith in Times of Trouble (Coronavirus)”