Dates to Remember:

Saturday, August 26 -

Volunteer setup of the Field of Flags: 9 AM

Monday September 4 -

Labor Day!

Monday, September 11 -

6:00 p.m. Memorial Service... Help honor Local Heroes -     First Responders & area Veterans

Wednesday, November 1 - Wreaths Out,

Summer bouquets will remain on the flower racks until      Nov. 15

Saturday, November 11 -

Veterans Day

Sunday, December 24 -

Christmas Memorial Candles Placed

Monday, December 25 -

We wish you a very           Merry Christmas!

Monday, January 1 -

Welcome the New Year     with a candle

Wednesday, February 14 - Valentines' Day:

Order candles for loved ones

 

How to Forgive: 7 Steps to Emotional Freedom

March 8, 2014 By Ruth Seebeck 1 Comment

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” It’s an old children’s nursery rhyme, but it’s not really true, is it?

Have you noticed how weighted down you feel when a person says something unkind or untrue about you? The problem with hurtful words is they remain in the atmosphere of your thinking. They hurt, often worse and far longer than physical pain. It’s difficult to regain your equilibrium. Continue Reading ...

The Danger of Anger: Biblical Wisdom for Anger Management

March 3, 2014 By Ruth Seebeck Leave a Comment

He who angers you conquers you. ~ Elizabeth Kenny

Have you noticed that life is a battle? Particularly for those of us who are Christians trying to live a Godly life in a world controlled by the devil? Of course, we know he’s not really in control. Jesus defeated him more than 2,000 years ago; then He turned around and gave us His authority, His power-of-attorney, to maintain dominion over the devil’s tricks.

One of his tricks is controlling our emotions. He uses anger, frustration, depression and other negative emotions to keep us bound and ineffective in life’s battles. The Gospel of Mark clearly listed his tactics: affliction, persecution, worldly cares, deceitfulness and lusts of other things (4:17-19). If we let the world’s cares and afflictions overwhelm our emotions, we lose the spiritual battle Jesus gave us to fight (Eph. 6:12). Continue Reading ...

Positive or Negative: Whose Side Are You On?

March 3, 2014 By Ruth Seebeck Leave a Comment

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ~ Jim Rohn

I read something a few weeks ago that startled me. The article said that at least 75% of our thoughts are negative … complaining, grumbling, pessimistic, angry, envious, gossipy. You get the idea. I was shocked – until I started to pay attention to my own thoughts. Continue Reading ...

How to Deal with Difficult People

November 1, 2013 By Ruth Seebeck 1 Comment

There are times when two people need to step apart from one another, but there is no rule that says they have to turn and fire. ~ Robert Brault

Does it seem like people are more on edge than they used to be? We’re busier, more stressed, with more demands on our time, money and patience than we could ever have imagined. Tempers flare, and relationships are challenged because of it.

It’s easy to lose your peace when confronted with difficult people. You know who they are: family and friends (sometimes, it’s even us!), co-workers and clients, even casual contacts throughout your day. Harsh words, bad attitudes and selfishness can spike your temper and raise your stress level. Continue Reading ...

How to Conquer Anxiety and Dread: 3 Steps to Help You Eliminate Fear

October 18, 2013 By Ruth Seebeck 1 Comment

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

I know a woman who keeps herself in almost constant turmoil, worrying about future happenings. She is filled with dread and anxiety about what might happen six months from now … or a year … or later. Continue Reading ...