These are the weeks when graduates are challenged to light the spark that will change the world. But what if you heard similar words at your own graduation but don’t see that you’ve made a difference? “There’s a ‘change the world’ vocabulary and language, as I think it’s normally used, that can actually create aspirations … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.33
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Our lives have been upended for more than a year. Change can frighten adults. You may know first-hand the impact on children. “For children, and for adults, when our normal routine is disrupted, our first instinct, often, is anxiety. Things aren’t the way they normally are,” says Cedarville University professor, artist, and author … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.32
Conflicts over the pandemic and politics have left us with divided families and friendships. But it doesn’t need to stay that way, according to Rob Rienow, book author and co-founder of Visionary Family Ministries. His 2020 book on reconciliation is titled Healing Family Relationships. “God loves your family. He put your family together,” Rienow reminds … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.31
Pandemic’s Silver Linings– We’ve had a rough go of it—the pandemic changed everything. Each of our experiences have been different, but together we could certainly make a long list of what we grieve losing. But we’re also resilient folk, and when we look to find silver linings, we often do. Join Megan Hill and Dorothy … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.30
Reparations: the idea lives in American history and in today’s headlines. Inside Out guest Dan Crain believes the ideas of reparations has a biblical foundation. We see it in the restoration proclaimed in the Bible and embodied by Jesus Christ. Below are some of the resources on racial reconciliation that Dan mentions in the podcast. … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.29
Maylissa Luby, a survivor of sex trafficking, is the founder of the non-profit May’s Heart. In this podcast she talks about the increase in sex trafficking during the pandemic and how she hopes the Church will work to prevent trafficking and help heal its victims. “People that are already vulnerable are more oppressed during … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.28
Maybe you noticed right away, or maybe it’s taken awhile to see it, but the pandemic is changing our friendships. And today on the Family Life Inside Out podcast I talk about just that with Alex Banks, Associate Pastor for the Lockport Alliance Church in Lockport, NY. Banks has all kinds of touch points with … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.28
We know young adults who struggle to make ends meet. How can parents—even of young kids—teach their children to be generous and responsible with money? Binghamton author Marcie Phelps joins me for this 12-minute conversation based on Generous Kids, her book to help parents teach children to handle money well. “God does require us to … Continue reading Inside Out Ep.27
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Dr. Anafidelia R. Tavares suggests ways we can prevent physical distancing from leading to feelings of social isolation for those we love in nursing homes living with dementia.
Author and blogger Michelle Van Loon talks about making the most of this unusual Christmas. Van Loon’s books include Becoming Sage and Moments and Days.