Tag Archives: encouragement

Finding the Silver Lining

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Mid-March. The pandemic began spreading. Life as we knew it started crumbling. We were sent home to work. My husband’s and my vacation plans changed four times in ten days with three of those happening within a week. When we returned, we found ourselves under a statewide stay-at-home order. The only ...continue reading

Jumping Into the Deep End

Many years ago, I spent many a hot summer’s day swimming in the pool at the local swim club. It had a shallow end, a middle part for lap swimming, and the deep end. At the deep end lay diving boards. And diving boards, for a kid, meant tons of fun. I’d already been off ...continue reading

On Being Intentional

A couple of months ago, I had lunch with a colleague. We’ve hit it off, and I’ve come to see him like a little brother of mine. His fiancée is a nurse working night shifts to save money for their wedding. He said time with her was few and far between. I told him they ...continue reading

5 Ways to Be an Encourager

Things a year ago looked very different than they did now. My husband Steve had just had back surgery on July 20. During this three-week recovery, I found myself as chief caregiver and in charge of everything. Was I overwhelmed? You bet. Discouraged? Oh, yeah. But I learned a lot. About myself. About others. I ...continue reading