Mind Over Matter

December 20, 2017

The holidays have a tendency to bring with them much more than simply home-cooked meals and dazzling lights. Often, they entail incredible amounts of stress: Do I have enough to afford the new iPhone that my daughter wants so badly? How will we celebrate in light of John’s deployment next week? Will grandpa make inappropriate […]

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New Blog Post: The Spiral of Grief

November 24, 2014

by Andrea Gregg, Refuge Center Intern “For in grief nothing “stays put.” One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? But if a spiral, am I going up or down it?”― C.S. Lewis, A […]

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The Spiral of Grief

“For in grief nothing “stays put.” One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? But if a spiral, am I going up or down it?”― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Grief is an […]

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Internal Peace Leads to External Peace

December 23, 2013

Christmas is nearly upon us and as we prepare to celebrate the Nativity of Christ with family and friends, the deep and abiding experience of internal peace that we all hope to acquire can quickly become an evasive concept rather than a lived reality. With all of its beauty and festivity, this season also brings […]

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