Friends & When Seasons Change

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity” – Proverbs 17:17 (NIV). Children's Church at Reid Chapel. This is the verse that describes my state of mind this week. This is the week I dread all year. It’s the anniversary of my marriage and the anniversary of my husband’s death. I do a lot of self-reflection around this time – about life, God, relationships and … [Read more...]

Are You Keeping Allergies Out Of Your Home?

Did you know that most people develop extreme allergic reactions in the safety of their own homes? The thing about allergies is that they can happen to anybody and at any age. However, your immune system is more sensitive to potential allergens and toxins during specific periods of your life. For instance, children, who don’t have a fully developed immune system, are more likely to struggle … [Read more...]

The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Wedding Plans

“Lauren, my husband says I’m not going.” My matron-of-honor texted me this week and said her husband didn’t want her going. I don’t blame him. I didn’t want to go anymore. You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the recent deaths of tourists in the Dominican Republic. I think the number is at seven deaths and at least a hundred sickened since May of this year. … [Read more...]