OUR CEO’s Thoughts on the Racial Pandemic

OUR CEO’s Thoughts on the Racial Pandemic

What happened in Minneapolis to George Floyd, in Louisville to Breonna Taylor, and near Brunswick, Georgia to Ahmaud Arbery has shocked the conscience of many in our nation. The alarm...
Ethan Lown’s Reflections

Ethan Lown’s Reflections

The 2019-20 school year has been unlike any other. As the school year comes to a close, OneUnitedLancaster invited local educators, students and their families to reflect on the past...
Maintaining Recovery During COVID

Maintaining Recovery During COVID

Many of us know that HALT is an acronym used in recovery (or 12-step programs) to check in with ourselves when we’re starting to have an urge to do something...
Tyler Heiney’s Reflections

Tyler Heiney’s Reflections

The 2019-20 school year has been unlike any other. As the school year comes to a close, OneUnitedLancaster invited local educators, students and their families to reflect on the past...
Mourning Has Broken

Mourning Has Broken

“Morning Has Broken” is just one of those songs that I catch myself absentmindedly singing. It’s an ear worm of a tune with exquisite lyrics that reveal the beauty of...
Community Now – What is Happening? Why are Communities Burning?

Community Now – What is Happening? Why are Communities Burning?

Its 2020, we are in the middle of a global pandemic, 40 million Americans are out of work and we’ve watched the murder of George Floyd on our televisions, phones...
What Does Caring Look Like?

What Does Caring Look Like?

The springtime weather is so beautiful as I write this post, it’s as if Mother Nature were trying to make up for all the cold days of rain. I get...
Not Quite Purple: Lancaster County Voter Analysis

Not Quite Purple: Lancaster County Voter Analysis

As Lancaster voters vote and eagerly await results from the primary election, a question on most Democrats’ minds is “will this be the year Lancaster goes blue?” In a recent...
Pastoral Reflection on Sunday’s Protest

Pastoral Reflection on Sunday’s Protest

I am quite surprised how quickly word spread. So, I am writing this to ease concerns and to let you know that I am safe and OK. Late Sunday afternoon...
4 Helpful Tips To Help You Get Back To Work

4 Helpful Tips To Help You Get Back To Work

More than 26 million jobs have been lost in the United States since the end of March. So now more than ever, getting back to the basics is of the...
Enjoy the Good

Enjoy the Good

In Lancaster County we are now close to moving from a “red” to a “yellow” designation which is the beginning of “reopening” for our community. Not surprisingly, a lot of...
My Experience with the Protest in Lancaster Sunday

My Experience with the Protest in Lancaster Sunday

Sunday at 2:00 there was a car rally to respond to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Instructions were to drive in your cars along a designated route of...
And also…And also…And also…

And also…And also…And also…

And also...And also...And also... A friend asked why I have not said anything about Minneapolis this week. The same could be said about my silence about the Bramble last week....
So…did we ever find the Fountain of Youth?

So…did we ever find the Fountain of Youth?

“What do you want?” I was asked that simple question yesterday on a Zoom call, during a communication exercise. While there is no shortage of things all of us long...
Counselors Discuss Ways to Manage COVID-19 Anxiety and Anger, and How We Move Forward

Counselors Discuss Ways to Manage COVID-19 Anxiety and Anger, and How We Move Forward

While many of us have finally settled into a routine after the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, the anxiety of what lies ahead has not abated as our uncertainty of...
Helping Kids Cope

Helping Kids Cope

Someone recently came to me asking for advice on how to talk to their child about the pandemic and social distancing. Their 6-year old daughter had been managing well, but...
Yearning to get out? Dig in.

Yearning to get out? Dig in.

There is something cathartic about digging through the dirt. The pandemic has turned many of us into semi-professional landscapers and hikers. I know that I for one have gone on...
Staying Connected Through Compassion

Staying Connected Through Compassion

The level of loss, fear, and even anger that we are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic can leave us with tremendous distress. Significant changes playing out in our personal lives,...