Our hope for this site is to provide access to an ever-increasing set of resources to support workers and their family as well as to equip congregations to do likewise. It is our hope that by providing resources, and in some cases events or trainings, that we can help to encourage healthier churches and schools in which healthier church workers can serve our Lord Jesus Christ. 

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November 13, 2019

Therapists have known for years that gentle and soothing music has a positive effect on their clients That is why counselors often recommend instrumental and vocal music to enhance good moods and thoughts. Over the years I have compiled CD’s of various types of music which my clients have found useful in their quest for progress and healing. So I want to share with you some of this music for your well-being. This brief compilation is divided in two parts. 

1. Secular, popular or new age music, both instrumental and vocal.  

2. Sacred, classical and church music, with instrumental and vocal.

Soothing the Tiger: The Gentle Sound of Herbert Rehbein...

November 6, 2019

Palliative care is not hospice care: it does not replace the patient’s primary treatment; palliative care works together with the primary treatment being received. It focuses on the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness most often as an adjunct to curative care modalities. It is not time limited, allowing individuals who are ‘upstream’ of a 6-month or less terminal prognosis to receive services aligned with palliative care principles. Additionally, individuals who qualify for hospice service, and who are not emotionally ready to elect hospice care could benefit from these services.

Who can receive this type of care?

Any individual with a...

October 8, 2019

Each year several pastors or church workers ask me questions about “spiritual warfare.” There are different reasons this topic comes up.  Sometimes a person feels under demonic attack. Sometimes a person asks about the connection between his or her behaviors and the forces of darkness. Other times they want to know more about their spiritual well-being, and what they can do to strengthen themselves for the spiritual warfare at hand.

One of the resources I refer them to is Rev. Jerry Kosberg’s excellent paperback book entitled “In His Mighty Power” with the sub-title  “An Introduction to Spiritual Warfare.” This is a Lutheran understanding and...

October 7, 2019

Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you.

What Is Advance Care Planning?

Advance care planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others know—both your family and your healthcare providers—about you...

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