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19/06 June 2019

Lifting up others

by Dr. Dave Currie   ‘To encourage’ by definition means to give support, to foster confidence and to bring hope. The breadth of its current usage in our culture means that to encourage equally means to inspire, to uplift, to stimulate, to spur on, to validate, to affirm, to hearten, to motivate, to back, to […]

19/05 May 2019

A mother’s legacy

by Sharon Simpson   Mothers of all ages can take themselves back to those days when they were caring for infants, toddlers and little children. It is amazing how quickly those memories can flood our minds as we reflect on when we became a mother. There are days that seem like they will never end […]

19/05 May 2019

Are you raising a blessing in disguise?

by Lynne Jackson   Life brings countless trials. For many parents, a prominent trial is the raising of a particularly sensitive, intense or strong-willed child who struggles more in life than other kids. Some of these parents grow increasingly discouraged by the challenge. But those who struggle will learn to view that challenging child as […]

19/05 May 2019

Take charge at home

by Katie Pearn   Our world has changed. We now live in a time where children are ahead of their parents when it comes to technology and the internet, leaving many parents feeling lost and underprepared for the risks associated with it. Some of these risks, like pornography and online predators, can have very real […]

19/03 March 2019

Marriage: Back to the basics

by Dr. Dave Currie   As the years go by, without the right attention, it’s not uncommon for a marital relationship to begin to waver – as in fade or grow apart. Routine, busyness, stress, baggage, assumptions and selfishness along with a host of other complexities can easily take their toll on a once dynamic […]

19/02 Feb 2019

The ABC’s of hugging

by Dr. Dave Currie   Hugging is one of the core expressions of connection between human beings. We have come to know that affection, affirmation, attention and appreciation toward a developing child by their parent is critical to a little person’s development of a sense of worth and well-being in life. As the child grows […]

19/01 Jan 2019

Masquerade Ministries

by Marcia Lee Laycock   It was in their first year of marriage that God called Roy and Tiffany Mitton to begin Masquerade Ministries. It takes its name from the song “Stained Glass Masquerade” by Casting Crowns. Part of the lyrics read: “… the invitation’s open to every heart that’s been broken. Maybe then we […]

18/11 November 2018

Facing burnout in your family

by Dr. Dave Currie   What is burnout? At the core, burnout starts showing itself with a person’s growing inability to emotionally cope and effectively carry out their normal life responsibilities. This causes us inner stress. Through the multiplication of life pressures, mostly real – although some only perceived – the person becomes increasingly exhausted. […]

18/11 November 2018

In-laws wanted

by Sharon Simpson   “W hat is the difference between an in-law and an outlaw?” the elderly senior asked me. “I’m not sure. What is the difference?” “The outlaw is wanted.” He melted into laughter at his joke. It was an unexpected answer and that caused me to laugh. As I left, I thought about […]

18/09 September 2018

The power of shared history

by Dr. Dave Currie   I have a unique, one-of-a-kind shared history with Donalyn. It may be the richest gift we share with someone as human beings. Truly appreciating this mutual journey may be one of the greatest recognitions you’ll make for deepening your most important relationship. Let me attempt to explain. Shared history is […]