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Family Matters: Teach your children to find God through serving others

June 14, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
An early Christian writer, Ephraem the Syrian, once said, “The sign that you love God is this: that you love your fellow human being.” That is an important lesson our children need to learn.

Family Matters: Finding Rest in Jesus

April 26, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Jesus says, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest … my yoke is easy … my burden … light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) Do you want to find refreshment with Jesus?

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Family Matters: Honoring Your Inner Wisdom

March 9, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Do you listen to your soul, your heart, that deep down feeling in your gut? We need to learn to channel those feelings and listen for our own inner wisdom and truth

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Family Matters: What’s New in 2022? Mindfulness

January 19, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Adding some mindfulness practices to your family’s daily routines can help reduce stress and anxiety and promote happiness and well-being in people of all ages.

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Family Matters #29: Stress and the Holidays

November 10, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make our stress levels soar! Let us look at how we can overcome overwhelming tension during what is supposed to be the most magical time of the year!

Pets are family too!

Family Matters #28: Pets are family too!

October 13, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Do you have a furry friend who has become part of your family? People are learning that the connection between their pet is good for their physical health and mental well-being.

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Family Matters #27: Women Celebrating Women

September 15, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, caregivers — whoever you are — we need to feed our minds, bodies, and souls with God’s grace to take care of His kingdom. This means taking care of not only others in our lives that matter to us but ourselves as well.

Family Matters #26: Three Things Kids Need from Parents

Family Matters #26: Three Things Kids Need from Parents

July 27, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
When I think about raising children who are strong, resilient, confident and independent, I always come back to three fundamental ideas: family, foundation and future.

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Family Matters #25: Summer Fun, Summer Safety

July 7, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
It’s summertime and your youth want to be outside — you want them outside, too, but you also want to make sure they are safe. Here are a few tips.

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Family Matters # 24: Mealtime Table Talk

June 23, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
A shared meal and conversation may be the most important thing you can do for your family. Research and my own experience show that table talk nourishes family members’ bodies and souls.

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