Outside the Walls: We Are Family

“I’m going to go run.” As my son pulled the hood of his sweatshirt over his head and put his earphones in, there was a sense of anxiety that washed over me. What if others didn’t know who he was? What if someone tried to yell at him to stop, but he couldn’t hear them […]

Comic Belief: Something to Think About

Our thinking often influences how we feel. If it rains on Saturday, the farmers are happy and the golfers are sad. It’s the same rain, but they’re thinking different thoughts about the rain. I first learned the importance of how we think when I was at the mental health clinic (remember, I was on staff, […]

Editor’s Word: Unusual Times

To say we are living in unusual times is an understatement. COVID-19 has attacked the world, and we are forced to wage an unusual war against an invisible enemy. Some put their trust in science to discover a cure, develop a vaccine, and win the war. But even if scientists find ways to stop or […]

Comic Belief: More Power to You

When the Pope visited Colorado, he was anxious to get to an important meeting. The car assigned to pick him up arrived on time, and off they went. The driver knew that it was the Holy Father riding in the car, so he didn’t dare go over the speed limit. However, the Pope, anxious to […]

Outside the Walls: When Will Life Get Back to Normal?

Do you remember what your life was like before the COVID-19 Pandemic? You couldn’t catch your breath. You were so busy. Time with your children consisted of hurrying them off to school, chauffeuring to ball games and practice, and quickly getting them in bed to repeat the cycle the next day. Work trips were booked, […]

Wholly Healthy: Be Careful, Be Healthy, Be Smart

There are two ideas in dynamic tension as we respond to the current coronavirus pandemic. The first is, we all need to try and avoid situations where we might catch it — that means avoiding unnecessary doctor and hospital visits. The second is, even though COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and dominates our medical discussions, […]

Editor’s Word: Interruptions and Opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted life worldwide. People are dying. Hospitals are overflowing. Life is different during this season. The good news is that because God is sovereign, He is in the interruptions of life — even a worldwide pandemic. Nothing comes into this world that does not come through His hands first. For the […]

Wholly Healthy: Experiencing Parent Guilt

The aging process is tough. Our bodies change, our abilities change, and our chance of illness and injury grows. When this happens, relationships with adult children also change. But it’s especially difficult when those adult children have to intervene in the lives of their increasingly infirm parents. Because we are flawed, fallen humans, we often […]

Outside the Walls: Hope for the Infected

In early February, 2,600 passengers set sail on the Diamond Princess, a luxury cruise liner from Hong Kong. Little did they know their cruise would soon turn into a nightmare as 700 passengers were infected with the newly identified coronavirus that was rapidly spreading through East Asia, and eventually the world. As other cruise lines […]