Patience Through the Passover
Charity’s April 2020 Newsletter Regardless of one’s religious identification or lack thereof, the spring season marks a time of healing, redemption, and renewal. Christians recently celebrated Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday; Jews just celebrated the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt and into the promised land with Passover; and in a few weeks, Muslims will […]Read More
Quarantined: Where Does Easter Fit into All of This?
Dr. Rick’s April 2020 Newsletter Is there a blessing somewhere in this? “How do I cope with feeling stuck?” “I have all of this time yet I cannot get anything done. Why is that?” What a crazy couple of weeks it has been. At this point, we’re all feeling the personal effects of this global […]Read More
How to Maintain Resilience in Difficult Times
Dr. Rick’s March 2020 Newsletter Just over a week ago life was pretty normal. Now, a short week later, our world is springing into action to response to the Corona Virus… It’s scary how much things can change, and how quickly. It is completely legitimate to be afraid in the face of uncertainty, news reports, […]Read More
Is There Love After Valentine’s Day?
Dr. Rick’s February Newsletter “If we think of love as a verb, a way of being as opposed to a state of being, we can recognize that we hold a lot of power when it comes to our relationships happiness.” -Dr. Rick Petronella If you are disappointed about how Valentine’s Day went, you are not […]Read More
Epiphanies and Expectations
Charity’s January 2020 Newsletter “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies.” John Milton Though denominations vary in the date or length of time they celebrate the event, Christians worldwide recognize this time in the new year as the celebration of Epiphany, or the revelation of God incarnate. The word epiphany comes from the Greek […]Read More
2020: Doing It Differently- With Conviction and Watch the Change
Dr. Rick’s January 2020 Newsletter “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Napoleon Hill As we begin a new year let’s strive to do things differently. Getting the most out of each day […]Read More
Finding Peace in the Christmas Rush
Dr. Rick’s December 2019 Newsletter “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recoveryour life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy […]Read More
Thanksgiving Season: Holding on to Peace
Dr. Rick’s November 2019 Newsletter Have you ever felt lonely during the holidays? Maybe it’s your first year without a loved one. Maybe your children aren’t at home anymore, or you’re struggling through a divorce. ‘Tis the season of glad tidings and good cheer, but for some people the holidays can be an especially trying […]Read More
Paying it Forward: The Grateful Way of Life
Charity’s November 2019 Newsletter Despite the numerous reminders to be thankful we are bound to encounter as we enter the holiday season and approach Thanksgiving, I can’t help but feel weird and off topic if I don’t address the topic of gratitude in this month’s newsletter. At the same time, with so many gratitude reminders […]Read More
Rebuilding Trust: Is an Apology Enough?
October Newsletter Dr. Rick Petronella “For if you forgive others their wrongful acts, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their wrongful acts, neither will your Father forgive you”. Matthew 6: 14-15 When we have been lied to, cheated on, or deceived by someone, trust is broken. The […]Read More