Choosing Positivity and Making Lemonade Out of COVID Lemons

By: Sandy Churchill I love the spirit of “positivity” and “making lemons out of lemonade”—and truly, the COVID-quarantining-mask-wearing-social-distancing world we are currently living in is an ideal place where a sense of optimism and hopefulness is needed. A friend recently launched a “lemon-themed” Bible study in her newly-revamped garage-turned-girl-cave where she decorated a Christmas tree … More Choosing Positivity and Making Lemonade Out of COVID Lemons

When the Fruits of COVID Anxiety Turn Into a Comforting Children’s Book

By: Sandy Churchill

There is a beautiful term in the world of psychology called sublimation—where a negative or unpleasant emotion or experience can yield or be transformed into a positive result. During the COVID Quarantine of 2020, there are amazing bouts of connection and productivity happening. … More When the Fruits of COVID Anxiety Turn Into a Comforting Children’s Book

Beyond the COVID Crisis, 2020 Is About Vision

By: Sandy Churchill May has arrived, brimming with birdsong, sunny days, First Communions, and graduations—and this year the month holds indisputable “firsts” in so many ways—social distancing, masked attendees everywhere you look, virtual baby showers, and canceled sports, concerts, parties, and classes. This is the time for inspirational milestone speeches—at high school and college graduations, … More Beyond the COVID Crisis, 2020 Is About Vision

Covid Cancellations: Embracing Flexibility and Silver Linings

By: Sandy Churchill Someday, we will look back on this wacky Coronavirus time—perhaps referring to it as the “pandemic pandemonium”,  “COVID chaos”, or the “plague of 2020”. For now, however, we are navigating tough times. Some are struggling with the total upset of routine and freedom, confined at home and perhaps overwhelmed with concerns about … More Covid Cancellations: Embracing Flexibility and Silver Linings

Fear vs. Friendship: Choosing Good Amid Coronavirus Chaos

By: Sandy Churchill   Schools are closed. Recitals, games, rehearsals canceled… Eat-in restaurants are now closed and a federal state-of-emergency launched… Coronavirus seems to be taking our former lives hostage and ushering in a “new normal” with the steady blips and beeps of e-mail updates, texts, and news counts of the latest number infected, tested, … More Fear vs. Friendship: Choosing Good Amid Coronavirus Chaos