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 […]

The Christmas Tree: Magic MUST Be True

The Christmas Tree: Magic MUST Be True

By Knikkolette Church One evening close to Christmas a few years back, a single mother came in to the “Toy Shop” a program MUST offers to families who could not otherwise provide a Christmas for their children. The mother came in with a look of sadness, almost despair. She knew she did not have the […]

The Gift of Present

The Gift of Present

By Tracy Madlener Yooo hooo!  Yes, YOU… Did I get your attention?  Are you here with me?  Well you must be if you’re nodding your head wondering what the heck I’m talking about.  BUT, you’re here!  You’re here with me and no matter what I’m saying, you’re right here with me.  Yes, yes, I can […]

Toys For Tots: A Christmas Miracle We Can All Take Part In

Toys For Tots: A Christmas Miracle We Can All Take Part In

By Heather Jabusch Tis the season to give back.  Not only do we spend the holiday times getting presents for our loved ones, but we tend to find ways to give back to our communities and help out those that are less fortunate.  Whether you want to donate your time, money/gifts or place there is […]