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Eileen Benthal

Eileen Benthal
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Eileen is a writer, speaker and wellness coach with a bachelor’s degree in theology from Franciscan University. She and her husband Steve live in Jamesport and have four young adult children. Email Eileen

Can we really give thanks in all circumstances? Yes — gratitude is an attitude

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Gratitude is an internal disposition of heart and mind that changes our perspective.

Grant me the grace to love myself well

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God, grant me the grace to love myself well — so as to love others, To take care of myself so I can care for another, And to let go and remember that you are God and I am not.

Art with a purpose: inspiration and hope

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Johanna’s artwork, her singing, sharing and songs all have the same purpose —to inspire hope — for a special young lady recovering from brain surgeries and for all of us who are searching for purpose in the struggles.

Faith, however small, can move mountains

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I take that mustard seed of faith, expecting the Lord to give me grace at the beginning of the next day, so I can take the next right step to move mountains.

In an extended hospital stay, advocacy is essential — and exhausting

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Advocacy expands our view of what we thought was possible to include what we once thought was impossible, giving us strength for the journey.

National Service Dog Month highlights the role of these specially trained companions

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Service dogs are specially trained to provide assistance for the specific needs of their human companions.

In this marathon called life, keep your eye on the finish line

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As runners passed us by, we stayed our course. Sometimes I felt that familiar feeling of not moving fast enough as runners passed. It was a mental exercise as well as physical just to stay focused on the goal to enjoy the walk and make it to the finish line.

When you can’t find hope, hope finds you

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Hope is much more than wishful thinking or threadbare optimism.

Freedom and independence in a morning ‘cup of joe’

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We declare respect for human life and liberty when we protect and support others in their independent pursuits of happiness — wherever they find them — whether moving through the community in a wheelchair or telling their stories in front of crowds of people or in that first cup of coffee made with unsteady hands.

In the end, love wins

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I see two things very clearly: We are all too quick to judge. And we all need to take more time to love.
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