I was inspired by Arden Kohout’s excellent article on Mom Guilt. I remember those days. I didn’t raise my four children during a pandemic, but still there was plenty of guilt, frustration and feelings of failure – some real and some imagined....Keep Reading
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Love for others will continue to be our overarching priority as we return. To that end, and in keeping with our local government guidelines, we will continue to practice physical distancing in the building. Masks are required as you enter, in the lobby, and while moving within the building. Additionally, we ask that all conversations take place outside of the building. If you or a loved one have a significant medical condition, we encourage you to continue to join us remotely through our video and web opportunities....
Some of the sweetest times for small groups/gatherings or families are when they can participate in the Lord’s Supper together. The Bible stresses the importance of unity in Communion, which is why taking Communion with those you do life with on a regular basis can be powerful....
Metro Family, Greetings. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I want to update you on some thoughts from where I sit as a physician and as a brother. First, as the great prophet Danny Jones has said, "Church, no freak-out!" The national and state curves are bending in the right direction. As I shared in a previous post, the resources from Johns Hopkins and th...Keep Reading
Redeeming our Time I don't think I have to start with an explanation of how weird the last few weeks have been. It is safe to say that what we are experiencing these days is unprecedented not only in the impact it has already had around the globe, but in the far reaching consequences that will come from it in the months and years to come. I have to say, I vastly underesti...Keep Reading
As I was writing my post on mom guilt and referencing Kevin DeYoung's book Crazy Busy, I realized that there was a lot to take away from the book as a Christian during this time of quarantine, not just as a parent. So, at risk of becoming the Crazy Busy Lady, I'm back again! If you didn't read my previous post (and don't feel bad if you didn't), I talked about how last fa...Keep Reading
Mom Guilt. Just the phrase makes me groan because it reminds me of how much I struggle with it on a day to day basis. For the few of you who don't know what Mom Guilt is, here is a definition: Mom Guilt is the feeling of guilt, doubt, anxiousness or uncertainty experienced by mothers when they worry they're failing or falling short of expectations in some way. I think it...Keep Reading
It is unavoidable in marriage. How we deal with conflict makes all the difference in how healthy and strong our marriage becomes. There are couples who deal with conflict with shouting matches that could flatten a wheat field. Ken Sande in his book, The Peacemaker, calls these types, "Peace Breakers." There are couples who deal with it by ignoring it, "Peace Fakers." ...Keep Reading
I have the honor of going into many of our Senior Living Communities and serving the most fragile of residents and their families. My mom, Miss Les taught me from a very young age to honor our seniors by her own example as a Charge Nurse at Nursing home for 25 years. I learned from watching her, listening to her stories and seeing the Joy she experienced daily in serving ...Keep Reading
We are in this together, but no one is as close to you as your spouse. Let’s cultivate our marriage so it will stand this test. Our prayer is that the marriages at Metro will bring great glory to God and be an outstanding example for our children. They are watching and learning by our example....Keep Reading
We’re in a time when people are tempted, and instructed, to care for themselves and their families above all else. I’m not saying don’t prepare and care for your families, but in our effort to do so let’s not neglect to bear fruit as believers. These are the times when the opportunity to point people to Jesus is almost at every turn....Keep Reading
God is completely in control of this globe of his. He loves us – we're his own. There is absolutely nothing new under the sun: no virus, no medication, no DNA or RNA mutation … nothing that he does not completely understand. It is his and he is King. And while I may not always understand the Why in my life, I do know the Who....Keep Reading
We not only want to help equip our children to process information informed by the promises of scripture, but we also want to provide a platform to share their thoughts, emotions, fears, concerns, indifference, apathy, etc. Ask them. Don’t assume you know their answers. Give them time to process and think out loud. Affirm that they are sharing in a safe environment....Keep Reading