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The True Tree of Life
April 15, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I love Easter! To me, it commemorates the ultimate Clash of the Titans. It was Love versus evil and death in a smack-down fight, and Love won. Love finished the work. On the night before the crucifixion, Jesus wrestled with His humanity in a garden called the Mount of Olives. We nowRead More
Don’t Buy the Lie
April 8, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey My body is crushing it lately! Yesterday I ran errands, did some housework, and took the dogs for a long walk. Today I went to the grocery store. I have been craving homemade curry, so I have plans to try a new recipe tonight. With all the amazing things my body isRead More
The Upside of Being Down
April 1, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey My medical leave ends today. It feels strange going back after nearly a month off. I’m excited, but this ordeal has changed me, and I may not approach therapy the same. Don’t worry, the changes are good because I have experienced the upside of being down. My old life could have beenRead More
A Thanks to Those Who Served
March 26, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I am a Veteran of the United States Air Force. I was a communication specialist in the mid-1980s stationed in Europe. My husband says I’m his favorite Cold War spy, and considering the nature of my job, I guess that’s what I was. I never think of my contribution as being noble.Read More
To Have and to Hold
March 10, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I have been using a gratitude journal. Each night I am given a writing prompt by way of an inspirational quote or question. These ideas direct me to seek out and reflect on the things I have to be grateful for. The other night I was given this question, “What 3 thingsRead More
Hey, What’s Your Problem?!
March 3, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey One thing we know, hurting people hurt people. Pain and offense are spreading like a virus. It seems nearly everyone is mad about something or someone. Whether it be feelings hurt by spouses and families or offenses taken in church or with co-workers, hurt and offense has become a way of lifeRead More
What Matters Most
February 24, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I recently caught myself giving Jesus advice. I kid you not. While praying for a friend I began telling Him what she needed and what verses He should use to encourage her. In my heart, I could almost hear Him chuckle, and I realized how absurd I was. I was presuming toRead More
Tidying Up Your Mental Health, Part Two
February 17, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey Attention all of you who have Haunted Hoarder House Brain: This week we are using the star of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo’s, ideas of clutter control and applying it to our mental health. Ms. Kondo’s theory is if an item does not “spark joy,” get rid of it. With that in mind,Read More
Tidying Up Our Mental Health
February 10, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I watched my first episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo last night. For those of you who don’t know, Ms. Kondo is a pint-sized Asian bundle of serenity that specializes in helping people de-clutter their homes. For a tiny thing, she’s making a big impact on pop culture. After watching herRead More
The Lie Eve Believed
February 3, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last week I discussed disappointment. This week I want to look at its antonym, contentment. While contentment may be the antonym of disappointment, I think it’s synonymous with joy and peace. It’s the feeling inside that says “I am satisfied and happy.” We all crave it, and when we have it, itRead More