Grief In Teens Podcast Episodes

Part 1 Grief is always hard no matter the age. Yet, our teens experience a unique challenge when it comes to working through loss. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Kathy Knochel and Craig Stickling walk us through the complexities of grief on the maturing heart and mind. Grief and loss can be troubling to …

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Spiritual Disciplines: How to Engage Biblical Meditation?

Meditation is not difficult, but it is built on skills and resources that are scarce for many of us. We live in a “cliff notes” society where we want the summary rather than the full version. Our minds shift from one topic to another while we rush through the day or as we scroll social …

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Spiritual Disciplines: Why Biblical Meditation?

If meditation is defined as pondering or contemplating what is true, then the next question is why meditate? Many of us desire deeper communion with the Lord and greater wisdom to navigate the challenges that arise. Meditating on things of God is a key ingredient to this desired destination. While meditation is not an instant …

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Spiritual Disciplines: What is Biblical Meditation?

Throughout the Scriptures we are told to mediate. Yet most of us would have a difficult time defining what meditation is and what it might look like in daily life. A basic definition of mediation is to ponder or contemplate. These are both skills not widely valued in today’s efficient and task-focused culture. Beyond defining …

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Caregiver Stress

Caring for a loved one undergoing physical and/or mental health challenges can be draining, even grueling, for those most closely involved.  It is an opportunity for extended family members, friends, and church families to come together to support and encourage the struggling individual and the caregivers most impacted.  Caregiving situations can range from dealing with …

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Comforting Scriptures in Times of Depression & Struggle

In times of depression or struggle, some people find it hard to pray and to read the Bible. This handout is designed to help you stay connected to God during times that are most difficult. Do what you can do. Keep it simple. Don’t try to figure out difficult passages of scripture. Reading and rereading …

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