Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center

“Big Day of Giving” offers opportunity to support local nonprofit programs

  Donations made to local nonprofit organizations Tuesday could improve the quality of programs offered in Lincoln, according to nonprofit leaders participating in the annual ...

Lighthouse listens to ongoing needs of community

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center has consistently tried to be responsive to the needs of the community over the years. When we learned that our English- spea ...

Local charites benefit from Rods and Relics donations

Since the Rods & Relics Car Club’s first Downtown Lincoln Car Show in 2007, the club has donated $94,559 to local charities. The recipients of this year’s car show ...

How to manage our time and improve our health

Life is so very busy.  I hear many people say they hardly have time to stop for even a minute during the day.  A friend of mine recently shared that he didn’ ...

Food can positively change your mood

  Lately, there has been lots of discussion on radio and television about the affects of gluten. I never heard of gluten until recently but gluten is a protein composite fou ...

Help keep teens from drugs and alcohol

Recently, I heard a young girl, approximately 18-years-old, share her life story. Her story began with the fact that she started to use drugs at the age of 10 and her drug use rose ...

Conflict can have good outcomes

What do you think of when you hear the word “conflict?” Does it make you cringe? Perhaps you think of a dispute from the past that didn’t go well? Is it something you look f ...

Diaper donation can go a long way to help Lincoln families

A gigantic diaper donation to the Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center a year ago is depleted but the center continues to collect diapers and baby wipes in an effort to k ...

Helping wellness by providing clean diapers

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center is considered a local diaper bank. Last year, Huggies gave Lighthouse 100,000 diapers and these diapers were distributed to low-inc ...

Wellness can be guided by "The Serenity Prayer"

No matter what your religious beliefs, most of us have heard ?The Serenity Prayer? at one point in life. This prayer offers 24 words to wellness and never were there more true word ...

Mental illness affects one in four adults

May is considered Mental Health Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to advance the voices of those affected by mental illness. It is estimated that one in four a ...

Staying involved in life

Recently, my father-in-law fell down in his home and needed to go into the hospital for a few days. As I visited him, I was in a unit of the hospital that had many elderly people w ...

Failing can be turned into success

As 2012 approaches, many residents will begin to make their New Year’s resolutions. If you are anything like me, you will begin the year with great goals and intentions but ine ...

Honest, direct communication should be given

Honest, direct communication should be given By Angela Ponivas Special to The News Messenger Have you ever struggled to speak honestly and directly? I did for years, and occasi ...

Keep the romance alive for a successful marriage

I have several friends in their 40s and 50s who are going through a divorce or are recently divorced. One of my friends stated, “We were busy raising our kids, working and some ...