Community Archives - Seedbed

How in the world can we talk with our children and help them understand death when we don't understand it ourselves? The topic makes us uncomfortable and afraid. It touches pain inside our own hearts from the questions we have that remain unanswered. Ellen Martin offers helpful, solid advice for helping our children death with death and grief.

Sometimes we like a clean cross with no sign of a struggle at all. Patricia S. Taylor shares what kind of cross we need to encounter when times are dark.

Being a parent is hard. Then, there is a spectrum of parenting styles to choose from. From micromanaging your child's life through play dates and arranged activities to completely free-range parenting, the choices are endless. Kathy Milans shares what a model of parenting with healthy play looks like from her perspective as a registered play therapist.

Fear is running rampant these days. Maxie Dunnam has timely advice.

Is hospitality becoming a thing of the past? Kare Vine muses about the ways hospitality has changed over the years and what our responsibility is as Christians: to practice warmth and welcome to the stranger.

What does celebration have to do with worship? Chassity Neckers offers 3 tips for celebrating the gifts of God every day.

In the marathon of life, we're all running the "first one," and it is filled with countless challenges, unknowns, and "walls" that seem insurmountable. Each of us desperately needs a community that will surround us, love us, encourage us, and remind us that we can do it, to just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Need some simple ideas to shine a light in the workplace? Patricia Taylor shares 4 easy ways to care for the souls around you as you and others work.

You know that famous Wesleyan question, “how is it with your soul?” Does anyone else find it to be a daunting icebreaker? I have often heard from small group leaders that it can be a challenge to get their groups to go beyond surface conversations or fill in the blank Bible studies.

Is your pastor's spouse on your heart? Michelle Marx shares 5 ways to encourage her today!

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