Tag: Hope Community Church

Being Resilient

Resilient, resilience, resiliency are all pretty popular catch words these days. There have been lots of studies done on what causes one person to be more resilient than another, and many articles written about how to build your personal resilience. It’s funny, our Twitter account was recently “followed” by a group that watched climate resilience.…
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What is your JOY level?

At church last weekend, our Pastor asked, what I consider to be a very thought provoking question… On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, at what level would you rate your joy? I had a number pop into my head immediately. Then he followed it up with “And why is it so…
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April is always my passion month

It seems like every month highlights at least a dozen different causes. I have four things I am passionate about. • Military Families • Autism Early Education • Hurting Teens/Twenty-somethings • Encouraging others The month of April has (among others)… • Autism Awareness • Month of the Military Child • Child Abuse Prevention The month…
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Madam Secretary and PTSD

How many of you watch Madam Secretary on Sunday nights? Jim and I don’t watch a lot of TV, but we do have a few shows we like. Madam Secretary is one of them. Jim was determined he wouldn’t like it, but we were both hooked after the first show. As you would expect, from…
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Only those who have lived it really understand the realities of war

I have just returned from a volunteer shift at the USO of NC at RDU, and am sitting down to ponder what to write about this week. I have spent the last few weeks helping to plan an upcoming Understanding PTSD Symposium at our church, hosted by our Military Family Support Group. Yesterday, someone asked…
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