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    The New Normal

    5/20/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

    The New Normal When I was studying psychology in college, one of my courses was “Abnormal Psychology.” Now, I can’t remember much about it, so I went online to look at a university syllabus. I found the subject was related to...

      Remembering Our Mothers

      5/13/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

      Remembering our Mothers June 1, 1972, started out like many other days. We had been living in a remote village in the Southern Highlands of Papua, New Guinea, not quarantined but certainly “isolated” from any English-speaking...

        Calm Amidst the Storm

        5/13/20 | Encouragement | by Renee Wilson

        CALM AMIDST THE STORM  People ask: How does one stay calm and cope during pandemic times as these, and what glimmer of hope is there today? COVID-19 is rolling through like a rough storm bringing unchartered waters, fear, questions, and...

          Isolation Is Not Incarceration

          5/6/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

          Isolation Is Not Incarceration I have never been incarcerated, but I came close once. It happened when I was a young teenager. My brother, two years older than I, and another fellow comrade were at our farm in Pennsylvania when we heard a dog...

            Show Me the Scars

            4/29/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

            Show Me the Scars When I was young and a member of the 4-H club and Future Farmers of America, I decided to build a chicken coop. Due to my deficient carpenter skills, I sawed through the thumbnail and skin of my left thumb. For a long time...