Perk Up Your Church Coffee Hour

A few ways to introduce healthier options

by Deborah Patterson

Take Changes in Stride

6 Tips for Healthy Transitions

Real-Life Movement

7 Tips for Including Movement in the Way You Live

Pursuing a God Who Beckons

Pilgrimage toward a whole spiritual relationship

by Karen L. Klein

Stranger in Our Midst

Reflecting on cultural differences

by Scott Morris

Shining a Light on Sunscreen

Website 101 for Your Church

Health Ministry Tips to Jumpstart Your Congregation to Better Health

Recipe

One-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

First Place, First Step

Bible studies to feed body and spirit

by Vicki Heath

Taking Care with Dementia

Five How-to Tips for Visiting a Person with Dementia

by Susan Martins Miller

How to eat like a toddler

by Sheila Harrell

Living in Doubt, Living in Faith

Searching for God in the midst of suffering and pain

by Scott Morris

Editor’s Note

by Stacy Smith

Empowering the Church to Fight Joblessness

Jobs for Life connects people with the dignity of work

Welcoming the Stranger

5 Ways to Help a Refugee Ministry

Yearning for Healing

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

by Scott Morris

There is No Them

Our gifts, our wounds, and our disabilities

by Susan Palwick

One Plantation, Two Sets of Eyes

Two pilgrims reflect on their experience of Durham’s Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope, specifically on the visit to the Stagville Plantation.

A Journey with Our City, Ourselves, and Our God

A pilgrimage of pain and hope

by Reynolds Chapman

Partnering Police and Pastors

Memphis Police Department’s Clergy Police Academy

by Stacy Smith

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 Nature of Care

Claiming the church’s voice in the culture of caregiving

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

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

Model for Healthy Living Bible Study Suggestions

6 Tips for Healthy Transitions

Fair Trade Food and Goods

Food choices for community well-being

The Downward Spiral of Payday Loans

What your church can do to help

Too Tired to Care

Recovery from the wounds of personal care fatigue

by Shane Stanford

Veterans at Home

5 Questions with Dr. Dan Libby

by Lauren Hales

Crisis Mode Calling

Receiving care with grace and gratitude

by Gwen Ellis

Prayers for medical procedures

No Whispers

Caregiving for mental illness

by Cynthia Davis

Comfort from a Furry Friend

Lutheran church comfort dogs spread mercy and compassion

by Mary Boland

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

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

Dancing Away Depression

Liturgical dance as spiritual practice holds out healing hope

by Sarita Wilson

Putting Out the Welcome Mat

The spiritual practice of generosity, hospitality and belonging

by Evelyn Bence