Pursuing a God Who Beckons

Pilgrimage toward a whole spiritual relationship

by Karen L. Klein

The Nature of Care

Claiming the church’s voice in the culture of caregiving

Keeping Company at the End-of-Life

Ten ways to care for your loved one and yourself.

by Tracy Hilts

Sharing the End-of-Life Sojourn

A profound call on body and spirit

by Tracy Hilts

Five Ways Congregations Can Support Caregivers

Crisis Mode Calling

Receiving care with grace and gratitude

by Gwen Ellis

The Gift of Spiritual Direction

Listening well, digging deep, and letting go

by Mary Chase-Ziolek

Learning to Throw a Spiritual Practice Punch

Engaging our whole selves to become whole and healthy

by Tara Owens
Interview

At Play in God’s Creation: Q&A with Tara Owens

Dancing Away Depression

Liturgical dance as spiritual practice holds out healing hope

by Sarita Wilson
Interview

Seeing Healing

Q&A with Lenny Foster

by Stacy Smith

Putting Out the Welcome Mat

The spiritual practice of generosity, hospitality and belonging

by Evelyn Bence

Why Health Ministry?

Good news through a whole-life lens

by Scott Morris

Website 101 for Your Church

Shining a Light on Sunscreen

Stranger in Our Midst

Reflecting on cultural differences

by Scott Morris

Health Ministry Tips to Jumpstart Your Congregation to Better Health

Health ministry tips to jumpstart your congregation to better health

How to eat like a toddler

by Sheila Harrell

Taking Care with Dementia

Five How-to Tips for Visiting a Person with Dementia

by Susan Martins Miller

First Place, First Step

Bible studies to feed body and spirit

by Vicki Heath
Recipe

One-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Yearning for Healing

From a single child to millions of refugees, the church yearns to welcome.

by Scott Morris

Welcoming the Stranger

5 Ways to Help a Refugee Ministry

Empowering the Church to Fight Joblessness

Jobs for Life connects people with the dignity of work

Get Your Churches Going!

A Conference Update from Healthy Churches 20/20

Editor’s Note

by Stacy Smith

Living in Doubt, Living in Faith

Searching for God in the midst of suffering and pain

by Scott Morris

Faithful to Empower

There is No Them

Our gifts, our wounds, and our disabilities

by Susan Palwick

Beat the Heat this Summer

Health ministry flyer

Hope for Caregivers

Find daily moments of refreshment with Henri J. M. Nouwen

Editor’s Note

by Rachel Davis

The Day No One Spoke Up

Applying love when injustice shows up

by Barbara L. Roose

Justice and Care

Two sides of the ethical coin

by Kendra G. Hotz

Reversing the Roles

Little daughters, grown-up decisions, and saying good-bye

by Susan Palwick

There Are No Free Teddy Bears

Be someone who doesn't let that happen

by Scott Morris

Like a Little Child

Humbly reaching for God’s hand

by Lizzy Cook
Interview

Community Cares

Q & A with Shane Stanford

by Shane Stanford

Too Tired to Care

Recovery from the wounds of personal care fatigue

by Shane Stanford

No Whispers

Caregiving for mental illness

by Cynthia Davis
Interview

A Godly Plan for Health

Q&A with Brent Egan, MD

by Stacy Smith

Comfort from a Furry Friend

Lutheran church comfort dogs spread mercy and compassion

by Mary Boland
Review

Exchanging Balance for Rhythm

A review of Inside Job: Doing the Work within the Work by Stephen W. Smith

reviewed by Susan Martins Miller

Walking in Jordan

Exploring Jesus’ steps in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

by Rachel Davis

Why Walk

A Journey for Body and Spirit

7 Spiritual Practices

Faithful to Empower

Health ministry in every congregation

by J. Elisha Burke

In the Midst of Life

The Episcopal funeral liturgy reminds us that, “In the midst of life, we are in death.” The reverse is also true.

by Susan Palwick