20/20 Vision for Life: Seeing the Impossible Happen

“Minnesota Nice” is alive and well in our community. But many of us feel being “nice” isn’t enough. We see hurting families and individuals, and we want to heal the pain and help people find positive solutions in difficult situations. We want to offer compassion to all those struggling people. Sometimes that can seem impossible. […]

The Challenge: Say I Love You Without Sex

A whole lot of people are handicapped by the perception that the best way to say “I love you” is by having sex. How crazy is that? There are literally hundreds of ways to give and receive love. And if we want strong, happy, and healthy relationships, we’ll take the time to figure out

Parenting: Your Adventure in Changing the World

Do you ever dream of doing something so great that it changes the world? You know, something people would look up to you for—the way they do human rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. or computer genius Bill Gates, or scientist Louis Pasteur? What if a world-changing accomplishment were within your reach?

Why There’s a Prayer Service for Life and Healing

Once again, people living in and near Redwood Falls, Minnesota, will gather for the annual Prayer Service for Life and Healing. This year’s service will be hosted by Redwood Alliance Church (231 E 2nd Street) on Sunday, January 19 at 4:00pm. The prayer service will be followed by a potluck. But why?

Get Free Coaching Toward the New Life You Want

Some people use New Year’s Day to set new goals for their lives. Then they watch those goals fizzle out a few days later. Other people have simply given up trying to achieve the kind of life they really want. But what if you actually could change your life? And what if you had someone […]

Pregnant? Yes There is Hope for You

Hope is like a beckoning light on a dark day—it’s what gives us to courage to keep pushing forward against life’s obstacles. But sometimes obstacles—like an unexpected pregnancy—loom so large that they block the light of hope. We grow fearful and discouraged, and we stop pursuing our dreams. We give up. Even though hope is […]

Unexpected Pregnancy: Hard Time to be Thankful?

Thankfulness may be the last thing on your mind when you encounter an unexpected pregnancy. But gratitude may be exactly what’s needed to help you move through this experience in ways that bring you joy and hope. Don’t believe it’s possible? Read on. Why be Thankful? Research shows that when we’re stressed, gratitude can help […]

Will Adoption Be a Chapter in Your Pregnancy Story?

People like stories that sound real. Stories where good things are mixed in with the bad things. We especially like stories that start out risky or dark and end up in a happy, surprising place. These feel like stories that matter. That’s why it matters what you write into your story of unexpected pregnancy. Because […]

Finding Support in Pregnancy or Infant Loss

The loss of a child—whether through miscarriage, infant death, or abortion—can be an emotionally dark time. Grieving parents respond in different ways, too. Some want to keep their child’s life in view at all times, while others want to tuck the memories away where few people can see them. There is no one right way […]

Have Fun While Helping Families? Why not?

There’s something deeply satisfying about helping strengthen families in the Redwood Falls community, isn’t there? It brings the kind of joy that goes with the holiday season this time of year. It makes us feel like celebrating! Parents are learning to be better moms and dads. Children are feeling comfy and secure when needs for […]