Com means with, passion means whole heart. Put it together and compassion means with your whole heart. What are you doing these days with your whole heart, compassionately? ~Sherry Petro-Surdel


You are my family but we don’t share blood. You are my family by choice. The most powerful bonds are those that we choose. I choose you as my friend and rejoice. ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie Tell your friends that you are grateful for their friendship.

Our Chosen Family

Remember the Sister Sledge song back in the 80’s, ‘We Are Family’? It reminds me of our chosen families, those we hang with because we want to. We Are Family and everyone can see we are together as we walk by. All the people around us say, “Can they be...

What do you think of when you hear FAMILY? There are four ways to look at family: 1. Given              3. Spiritual Community 2. Chosen            4. Family of God How bountiful and generous of our Creator to give us so many ways to have a family. ~Sherry...