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Ignoring distractions by focusing on faith: Maureen Pratt

The phone call jarred me awake at 6:20 a.m. I am not a morning person and because there have been so many robocalls lately,...

I want to make donations, but the ability to pick up...

My delight in earning a graduate degree in theology this spring has given way to a desire to downsize. I'm not planning to move...

The need to return to homebound ministries; visits, respite and peace...

If anyone needs evidence that a weekly, hourly visit from a friendly volunteer makes a big difference in others' lives, the effect of the...

What were your first impressions of your spouse what helped your...

We know the story by heart: A couple meets, sparks fly and it's happily ever after. Or is it? I asked four long-married couples about their...

We can still connect with loved ones — in new ways...

My mother lives in one of the nation’s hot spots for COVID-19 activity and my own health issues prevent me from traveling, so this...

Plants, and people, need tending in these tough times

As my birthday approached last month, I decided to purchase a few new additions to my indoor garden — a blooming and three smaller,...

Anxiety prevails in uncertain return to school, but structure at home...

The opportunity to learn is one of the gifts I appreciate most in life. The process can be difficult, but knowledge, once earned, is...

Ministry with persons with disability is what Jesus did — Maureen...

July 26, 2020, marks the 30th year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A milestone in societal development, the ADA provided...

Faith communities can help with medical care, healthy living environments: Maureen...

As the pandemic continues, ongoing collection and analysis of statistics related to COVID-19 increasingly reveal disparities in availability of testing, prevalence of infection and...

God won’t give us more than we can handle, so God...

The pandemic has overshadowed much of the "usual" news in the world, but there is one thing it cannot, absolutely must not, take the...

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