You’ve Got Mail!

By: Sandra L. Churchill Call it the Pride and Prejudice-loving, timeless romantic in me, but there is nothing so endearing and charming as a hand-written letter. A note of encouragement, get-well card, or just-because friendship letter, thoughtfully penned and snail-mailed, is such a testament from one human to another that he or she matters. The … More You’ve Got Mail!

Grieving First, Then Embracing Hope

By: Sandy Churchill What do playgrounds, coffee shops, graduations, First Communions, funerals, and birthday parties have in common? For our family, these represent losses or changes during Covid. This year alone, there were funerals we had to attend “virtually,” along with both bridal and baby showers, and several landmark occasions were either postponed or canceled. … More Grieving First, Then Embracing Hope

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