A Bittersweet Christmas

A Bittersweet Christmas

By Tracy Madlener As a mother of two, I am doing the same thing that most other moms are doing since the tragedy of Newtown, I am hugging my children more than usual and at the same time, whispering a prayer under my breath.  Like you, my heart shattered with the news of the shooting […]

Solidarity With All And For All – Help Those Helping Others

Solidarity With All And For All – Help Those Helping Others

By Barbara Farina   After the disastrous aftermath left by Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. and several countries in Central America suffering various disasters, physical damage to property and human loss, I cannot stop asking myself the same question I ask every year at this time. “How will all those people going to spend the […]

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

By Carrie Eckles   December 25, 2012 will be my first Christmas without my mom. The furthest I’ve ever been away from her was a six hour drive. There isn’t a greater distance than the distance between life and death. And I’m not talking about the afterlife or how they’re in your heart—they’re always close […]