We will always have room to learn and grow on our earthly journey. Gaining knowledge from trustworthy sources can help us navigate life, faith, relationships and ourselves better.

Rebecca Ryder, MA, NCC, LPCC-S, Assistant Regional Program Director recommends the book “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are” to those who have or are facing a challenging situation or past hurt. So basically, everyone has something to glean from this personal memoir.

Ann Voskamp is a wife, mother, author, blogger, follower of Jesus who is grateful for grace. Her first book, “One Thousand Gifts”, is a New York Times Bestseller that the author says is “proof that God really does use broken, messed up, and fallible lives anyways.” Her book will encourage you to pursue the practice of gratitude, a transformative spiritual discipline, and open your eyes to ordinary amazing grace.

We hope this book both comforts and challenges you to pursue a life well lived.

Recent Blog Posts

Meeting a child’s sensory needs

Meeting a child’s sensory needs

Our interview series on The Connected Parent closes with the topic of sensory needs. For children from hard places, sensory challenges are often a symptom of trauma. You may have observed some of these behaviors. Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) takes these...

Holistic self-care with TBRI

Holistic self-care with TBRI

Our interview series based on The Connected Parent continues today with a focus on self-care. One might wonder how self-care applies with Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) principles. We’ve chosen to highlight this important topic because parenting can be...

Parenting with TBRI

Parenting with TBRI

Today we turn to CCHO’s Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) expert to give us first-hand guidance on parenting. Sheila Wagler-Mills, LPCC-S, Regional Program Director for Encompass, is a TBRI Practitioner as well as a foster-and-adoptive mom. We asked her a...

Self-care for caregivers

Self-care for caregivers

Today we continue in our blog series based on the book The Connected Parent. We began the series with a focus on attachment styles (our own and our child’s) and how they affect parenting. Written and researched by communications intern Emma Lehman, the second post...

Skills for meaningful attachments

Skills for meaningful attachments

Today, we're starting a blog series based on the book, The Connected Parent, to give caregivers support as they raise youth who have experienced trauma. Written and researched by communications intern Emma Lehman, the first post highlights the various types of...