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April 7, 2014

Building blind

I live in the midst of a construction zone. No, my home is not part of a new housing development; actually it’s over 100 years old. […]
April 1, 2014


What comes to mind when you think of that word? …Defeat? Weakness? Failure? Perhaps you might envision (with some degree of disdain) a weakling crouched down, […]
March 25, 2014

Why is Communication so Darn Hard?

Communication is the #1 issue of concern for people seeking marriage therapy and a major personal issue talked about in individual therapy. Why is communication so […]
March 18, 2014

Abiding – Do I want to?

What a great word!  Abiding.  Sounds like something I want to do right?  Well, maybe not.  The definition of abide is “accept or act in accordance […]
March 12, 2014

Compassion as a Healer

Would you call yourself a compassionate person? What might that look like? Maybe it is when someone makes a mistake and you tell them, “It’s OK.” […]
February 11, 2014


“What are you thankful for?” The question is asked frequently. We pause to consider. We remember the blessings. We reflect on the enjoyment of family. Health. […]
February 3, 2014


The other day I was journaling, pressing in to discover the source of a general feeling of heaviness, an unnamed restlessness. My investigative journalism yielded a […]
January 13, 2014

How are you feeling today?

How did you grow up feeling about your feelings? Did you get listened to, affirmed, allowed to feel whatever was inside? Or were you shamed, put […]
January 7, 2014

More than we can handle

“Well, I know the Bible says that God never gives us more than we can handle.” I have heard it so many times, often after a […]