The Dawn of 2021: Every Moment Counts

Cynthia L. Eppley 01/03/2021 New Beginnings? It is the third day of 2021. But this isn’t just any year.This is the end of 2020.We all anticipated it so much didn’t we?We are weary of Covid, Pandemics, illness, and death. We are all looking toward a new year and new beginnings. New Year Resolutions And then there isContinue reading “The Dawn of 2021: Every Moment Counts”

Covid Calamities and 2020

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/27/2020 I’ve seen several places where 2020 has been described as “A Dumpster Fire of a year.” Or “I’ll be so glad to finish 2020!” or “Good Riddance!”It has been a hard year for so many. Trials and Temptations Covid has been a national, no an International scourge.Small business owners have been on theContinue reading “Covid Calamities and 2020”

Christmas and Great Expectations

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/07/2020 It’s that Time of Year It’s Christmastime. The time of parties and family gatherings; the time of traditions and trees; the time of quiet reflection and worship.And this year will be no different: or will it?As much as we’d like to have this Christmas season be like any other, we haveContinue reading “Christmas and Great Expectations”

Christmas Creep

Cynthia L. Eppley Nov 4, 2020 Christmas Creep I suppose I should have expected it. When you walk into Costco or Lowes and see the Christmas trees in August? Really? Usually I am aghast and dismayed. But this year? Not so much. They call it the “Christmas Creep.” The relentless marketing of Christmas closer toContinue reading “Christmas Creep”

Of Baseball, Whiffle Ball and Family

July 25, 2020 Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Whiffle Ball during COVID There is a Whiffle Ball Tournament going on around the corner. This might not be notable on any other hot day of the summer, but this summer is different. This is a COVID summer. And sports are off limits. Not to be deterred, a groupContinue reading “Of Baseball, Whiffle Ball and Family”

Hugs: Be the Last One to Let Go

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Hugs These are strange times in this changing world. COVID has kept us home and isolated. Even though many areas have gone to “Green”, there are still restrictions and face masks are mandatory in public places. And although the numbers have been decreasing, there are areas where they are slowly rising.Continue reading “Hugs: Be the Last One to Let Go”

Special Needs and COVID

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Special Needs and COVID The Pandemic of the past 3 months have been challenging for all of us. Restlessness, boredom, fear and anxiety abound. Haircuts and coloring are needed by many. But a special group—those children with Special Needs, goes beyond this scope. Routine We thrive on routine and predicability. TheContinue reading “Special Needs and COVID”

An Interview Concerning COVID

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Pastor Douglas Dwyer, Addisville Church asked me to do a Q&A session around the Pandemic of COVID-19. We sought to address the following: How disruptive is the experience? Is there something wrong with feeling anxious? What are some side effects or symptoms of anxiety, such as frustration, feeling of being overwhelmed,Continue reading “An Interview Concerning COVID”

Memorial Day 2020

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Memorial Day 2020 This weekend is Memorial Day. It is considered the start of summer, and if you live anywhere near the Jersey Shore, or Delaware Shore, for that matter, it is a big event.This is the opening start on the economy for small business owners.Considering the decimation of COVID fromContinue reading “Memorial Day 2020”

Kids and Validation during COVID

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA The Worst of Times We are in trying times. Many of us are trying to get through the day. And then we are faced with an angry, sullen teenager. Or a toddler that is pitching a fit.We really do want this to be over, quickly, don’t we?We want to shout: “GetContinue reading “Kids and Validation during COVID”

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