9 Tips to Calm Your Anxious Child

9 Tips to Calm Your Anxious Child

9 Tips to Calm Your Anxious Child By: Tracy Sellers Anxiety. That one word can evoke so many emotions: fear, stress, sadness, anger, disappointment, overload. For a child who has trouble communicating how they feel, it can be completely overwhelming. So, how do you...
Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten? By: Jennifer Helton and Elizabeth Hall Is my child ready for kindergarten? This is a common question parents ask during the later preschool years. There are a few indicators to help you make the decision if your child is ready for...
Choose to Embrace the Gift

Choose to Embrace the Gift

Choose to Embrace the Gift By: Jennifer Helton A working mother’s thoughts on this past week and what’s ahead… I went out for a run today, trying to beat the rain in an effort to clear my head. Between the recent tornados and the coronavirus, it has been a...
An Open Letter From a Student Minister

An Open Letter From a Student Minister

An Open Letter From A Student Minister By: Trevor Goehring When I walked onto the campus of my church in Franklin, TN for the first time in August 2017 I had no idea what to expect. It was my first job in ministry and I felt that I had all the answers. Thankfully that...
How to Talk to Yourself

How to Talk to Yourself

How to Talk to Yourself The real truth about belief. I didn’t understand it at all. It was the first time I’d ever seen anything like it. Chalk it up to being 14 years old? Maybe. Maybe not. Teenager or not, I’d never seen anyone struggle with a virus like this one....
What Can Winter Teach Us About Rest?

What Can Winter Teach Us About Rest?

What Can Winter Teach Us About Rest? Tips for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual rest. The holidays are over, and the last weeks of winter stretches out before us in grey and uneventful fashion. February often feels like the longest month, doesn’t it? The...