A Holistic Approach to Fasting and Spiritual Disciplines
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A Holistic Approach to Fasting and Spiritual Disciplines

As a 21st century, American culture, we have become obsessed with food and image. It takes nothing more than a scroll through social media or a walk down the magazine aisle to see that something is askew. Eating disorders and disordered eating run rampant. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental health...

Refining Seasons
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Refining Seasons

Written by Christiana Boyer I love the four seasons of the year because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter! I basically just knew hot, followed by humid hot, before humid cool, and then hot again. When I moved to Virginia in 2001, I discovered there...

Joining in God’s Work: Karen’s Story
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Joining in God’s Work: Karen’s Story

This story was shared by Karen Nichols at the College Hill Interest Meeting on Sunday, June 30; we’ve included it here because we appreciate her heart of service and wanted to share her story with everyone! I‘m Karen Nichols, and I have worked at this [Rivermont location] as a Ministry Assistant for almost 30 years....

An Author’s Untimely Passing and Some Laundry
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An Author’s Untimely Passing and Some Laundry

By Jennifer Redmond, Communications Director The passage of time is relentless. We know this reality, and yet we so often forget it, behaving as if time slows to our demands, as if by ignoring it, we can press “pause.” But, the delivery of some tragic news recently jolted me from this forgetfulness. In the middle...

What’s In a Name? Mara’s Story
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What’s In a Name? Mara’s Story

By Jordan Stafford Imagine being so dehydrated after only drinking coffee for three days straight that you change your name to “Dehydrated.” I don’t know about you, but only drinking coffee is 100% something that I might do. In fact, sometimes I feel that coffee is the fuel that motivates me to do just about...