When you are the villain in someone else’s story

When you and I consider the story of our lives, we probably do not self-identify as the villain. In thinking through our histories, most of us identify as the hero of our tale. And that’s good! We are indeed called to model the heroic attributes of sacrifice, courage, and overcoming love. And yet, every story […]

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A non-anxious presence

Jewish Rabbi and family therapist Edwin Friedman coined the term “non-anxious presence” to describe a person who carries and imparts a calm, peaceful, and empowering presence to others. These “non-anxious” people are able to bring a sense of peace and security amid moments of fear, panic, or controversy, and our world today, with its ever-increasing […]

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Veteran’s Day love and appeal

Happy Veteran’s Day, everyone! Like you, I am thankfully and prayerfully remembering our military veterans and our active duty service men and women today. My dad was a veteran from the Vietnam war and he instilled in my family and me a deep respect and appreciation for the military community that gallantly serves and protects […]

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