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The Lost Pup
March 30, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey We had a scare last week. We took our four dogs to the walking track to let them run, then rushed to Kroger to buy groceries. When we finished shopping, we discovered Molly, our precocious Pekingese, was missing. In horror, we realized we had neglected to do a tail count before leavingRead More
Faith, Hope, and Love
March 23, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I must say, 2020 is going to go down as one for the record books! Never before heard phrases like “social distancing” and “shelter-in-place” have now become a part of our lexicon. Oddly enough, all this social distancing and being home-bound is creating a common bond across the World. It’s also bringingRead More
What’s More Contagious, the Coronavirus or Fear?
March 16, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey From the looks of things at Kroger’s this weekend, I must say, fear is spreading way faster than the Coronavirus. Fear of getting sick, of a plummeting economy, and of running out of toilet paper. I’m not too freaked out about it because I have been through way scarier things than thisRead More
This is How I Fight My Battles
March 9, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey It’s daylight savings time! Tell the truth, how many of you grumbled and complained about your lost hour of sleep? It’s amazing how the slightest inconvenience makes us act like we’ve been asked to donate a kidney. We really like to complain. There is a scripture in 1 Thessalonians that tells usRead More
Who Do You Think You Are?
March 1, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Can you name 10 things you like about yourself? Sounds easy enough, but you would be amazed how many people can’t get to 10, or even 5. If that’s you, you have a problem, because your self-esteem shapes how you see and interact with the world. If you think poorly of yourself,Read More
It’s a Beautiful Day to Listen
February 25, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last weekend I watched a film about an unlikely hero with unique superpowers. The film was It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The hero was Mr. Rogers, and his two-fold superpowers were caring and listening. Listening is a verb and is defined as giving one’s attention. To make an effort toRead More
The Art of Precious Scars
February 17, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I have made it past the 1 month anniversary of Dad’s passing. The funny thing about grief is how uncomfortable it makes others. Most people look like they feel guilty when I mention Dad like they think they should be able to “fix” me. But I don’t want them to fix me.Read More
The Cowardly Schnauzer
February 10, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey We have enrolled our schnauzer, Snickers, in obedience school. We’ve wanted to do this for a while, but hated to spend the money. That changed when he began showing signs of potential aggression. We knew we couldn’t risk him biting anyone, so we hired a professional trainer for private lessons. Imagine ourRead More
A Party for the Ages
February 2, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I’ve always thought about Heaven as I think about my IRA. I’m glad it’s there, but it has little impact on my current life. Truth be told, I haven’t spent time thinking about Heaven because it seemed a bit dull. I envisioned it as a prolonged choir event. I’m an action person.Read More
A Man of Sorrows
January 27, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I am having a hard time with the loss of Dad. Regardless of all the grief counseling I’ve provided over the years, I was not prepared for this. It hurts. There is a child inside me that wants to throw herself on the floor and yell, “Not Fair!” And the adult insideRead More