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”

Of Masks and Men

Masks This is the season of Covid. If you haven’t been able to buy a mask, no problem. Home shops are popping up all over, with a variety of custom made masks. Churches have “Sew-ins” to provide masks. Personally, a neighbor made us two. And we were so grateful because we didn’t have any untilContinue reading “Of Masks and Men”

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”

Senior Class 2020

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Senior Class 2020 Spring 2020 What a season it has been for our students.My niece and nephew have braces that were to come off, after years of anticipation. Only to have that time extended because of COVID-19. To them it seems like an eternity. Another nephew was to take his driver’sContinue reading “Senior Class 2020”

Marriage and Corona

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA In the Beginning There may have been a time in your marriage when you would have liked to spend every waking moment with your beloved. In the days of fresh love, rapture enchantment and devotion marked your days. A wedding was followed by a honeymoon that you wanted to last forever.Continue reading “Marriage and Corona”

How do we Get Through Quarantine?

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA How do we Get through Quarantine? We’ve examined the what of our current situation.But what about how we are to live?There are several key components to get through this in a healthy fashion. 1. Keep a Routine If you are not going to work, avoid the temptation of sleeping in until noon. Get up andContinue reading “How do we Get Through Quarantine?”

Grief 102

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Grief 102 In a previous post, I explored the different parts of the Grief Cycle and how we process through it. But I’m feeling pretty lousy, and I don’t know why. Grief affects us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is the emotional response to loss. And earlier we discussed just howContinue reading “Grief 102”

Loss in a Pandemic

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Loss If we name it, we can begin to manage it.But what have we lost in Covid 19?When we begin to name the ways, we begin to understand the magnitude of this Pandemic and how it is affecting us. 1. Loss of Security For most of us, a trip to theContinue reading “Loss in a Pandemic”

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