Peace Partnership
9 July

Difficult Conversations: Balancing Truth & Love

One of my favorite commercials is for car insurance. The scene opens with three elderly women facing a wall covered with pictures. While one woman explains that she’s posted all of her vacation photos to the wall in front of them, another says, “I like that one!” And the other tells them both, “That’s not […]

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3 Apr

Grandma & The Meaning Of Life

In my younger years, my grandmother would tell me how hard it was growing up during the Great Depression. I half-listened to her stories, mostly because I was in trouble when she was telling them. Like many boys, I could be lazy and my laziness really bothered my grandma. When she was young, she didn’t […]

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2 Jan

3 Ways to Inspire Hope in the New Year

Hollywood abuse allegations. Capitol Hill scandals. The Houston flood. Wildfires in California. The Las Vegas shooting. Am I the only one who feels like we have been drowning in bad news lately? Worse, there seems to be no end in sight. As a counselor, I tread these waters daily, but lately it is getting more […]

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3 Oct

Emotional Efficiency

  One of the biggest problems to plague my home is time management. I love being early. I like to sit in the back and observe from a distance. My wife and kids don’t mind showing up late for the majority of things on our schedule, and sometimes it’s even preferred. It gets better: they […]

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3 July

When Things Seem Easy, But Aren’t

This spring I stained my wood fence. The further I got into it, the further I realized it was not going to be as easy as I’d hoped. One of the first problems was that I’d miscalculated how much stain it was actually going to take to get the job done. I thought I’d followed […]

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