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Veteran’s Day, 2010

On Veterans Day, we honor those who have given their time and selves in service of their country. What can be more difficult is discerning how to welcome back someone who has returned from deployment. Soldiers often struggle with physical injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and painful experiences. For civilian families and friends, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to help.

Wheat Ridge Ministries has created a resource to assist in the care and ministry of those returning from war. You can read about the creation of this book in our featured article this week: Welcome Them Home, Help Them Heal. You can also read a review of the book here by Benita Livingston, a chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Regular Church Health Reader columnist Susan Palwick reflects on her own experiences with veterans in Making Peace with God. now Church Health Reader

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Picture for Ordinary 22 & Proper 27, 2010 – Lamentations 3:19

The thought of my afflictions and homelessness is wormwood and gall!

Picture Citation

Picture for Proper 19 & Ordinary 24, Year C – Jeremiah 4:23a

I looked to the earth, and lo, it was waste and void…

Picture Citation

September 1, 2010 – 23rd Anniversary of the Church Health Center

Our first and second buildings are still in operation today housing our development, human resources and accounting staff members.

Be sure to visit the Church Health Center’s website.

Religion and Alcohol: Sobering Thoughts

My friends at recently talked with C.K. Robertson about his book Religion and Alcohol: Sobering Thoughts.

Honoring Grief – a good article from

I attended one of Ellen Morris Prewitt’s cross making programs, and it was a powerful experience for me. The cross I made remains on the wall of my office reminding me that the prayer of that day remains in my life today. I look forward to the day when I can remove the cross from my wall and give it to the person who… has been the subject of those prayers. This article describes another way Ms. Prewitt has offered her gift of cross making.

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