Finding Freedom within a Chronic Condition

After 20 years of pain, I finally visited an orthopedic surgeon to see what was going on with my aching hip. Not surprisingly, he informed me that I have osteoarthritis and when I get tired of the limitation it imposes, I should consider a hip replacement. It is a...

Hearing Loss: It’s a Brain Changer

I was hiking with my older friend at a local park this spring when I heard the lovely call of a Hermit Thrush. It sounds like two flutes playing at the same time and I was eager to share it with my birding buddy. But alas, somewhere along the way her hearing had been...

What’s Good for You is Good for the Community

I bumped into one of Community Thread’s volunteers the other day as she was returning from supervising a church youth group project. Glenda and the other volunteers had spent the better part of the day at the home of a woman who treasured her garden, but found it was...