Suggested Devotional for Your Lenten Journey

Suggested Devotional for Your Lenten Journey: Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels By Heidi Haverkamp Our faith is full of heroes who experienced God powerfully in solitude. From Hagar and the Hebrew prophets to Jesus in the wilderness to Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena,...

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The Mental Illness that We Joke About

THE MENTAL ILLNESS THAT WE JOKE ABOUT The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as being “characterized by repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions).” Obsessions are intrusive and irrational thoughts or impulses that are unwanted and upsetting but...

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Black History is American History

Why might we observe Black History Month? Because Black history is American history, but the contributions of African Americans are overlooked in most history books used in schools. To read American history from a Black perspective is immensely important to us today. Elements I’ve come to look for in sources...

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Taking Charge of Your Mental Health

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH We are in our 20th month of the Covid virus. That is over a year and a half of living under fear, uncertainty, grief, job losses or changes, rapid changes, environments that were out of our control, and sometimes constant stress, on a global...

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Thoughts About Wellness

Thoughts About Wellness – Bridges to Care Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift...

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Wellness Champions Needed

The Beautiful Minds Coalition is looking for Wellness Champions as part of Bridges to Care San Antonio! Bridges to Care San Antonio (BTCSA) began October 1, 2020, as an endeavor to train congregations to be companions to those with mental health issues. The congregations work in cohorts of geographic proximity...

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