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Don’t take that grenade for anyone

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It's not easy to recognize when you are in an abusive relationship — and even harder to leave one.

Gardening: How worry gave way to hope

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As the flowers bloomed, died and bloomed again, I grieved losses and experienced a renewed hope. Slowly, we all began to recover.

Coping with the clergy abuse crisis in the church: Don’t run, rebuild

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How does a lifelong, faithful Catholic, reconcile herself with a church plagued by the scandal and horrors of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up?

When you’re stopped at a red light, do you pretend you’re invisible?

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The things people do while they're waiting at a red light range from amusing to odd to just plain gross. Celia Marszal-Iannellli conducted her own survey.

The slang you use will date you

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Whether you realize it or not, the slang you use says a lot about how old you are.

Life, repurposed in the hands of God

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God wastes nothing in our lives — all our life experiences fit into His plan to become spiritual treasures when we most need them.

As the fire of your trials burns all around you, stop and hear the voice of God

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Know that the Lord is present in the intense suffering of your life. He will see you through the fire. These trials by fire will not consume you and will even cause new growth to emerge and new beauty to flourish in the ashes.

Eat this, don’t eat that — wait, never mind

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Nutritional studies are right...until they aren't. What are we supposed to believe when studies about butter, red meat, coffee, eggs and more are turned upside down years after they're first accepted?

Riverhead volunteer Thelma Booker elected president of regional council of hospital auxiliaries

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Riverhead resident Thelma Booker, a Peconic Bay Medical Center/ Northwell Health volunteer, has been elected president of the Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries.

You can do more than scroll through social media: #stopandpray

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In this hyper-connected world we are very disconnected from one another. Sometimes we scroll through our "news feeds" like we were perusing a catalog for something that gains our attention.  I invite you today to #stopandpray
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