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  • Legacy

  • Posted by Jim Keller on April 26, 2010 | Topics: Family
  •   I had the privilege of seeing my two-month old granddaughter for the first time yesterday.  Charlotte Jane Keller came into this world in February of 2010 and we had our first conversation last night.  She, of course, spoke in her own language, which was rich in coo’s and ahh’s and lavished with wonderful smiles.  … Continue reading “Legacy”

  • Make Your Move

  • Posted by Tim Tedder on April 19, 2010 | Topics: Couples
  •   A couple steps into my office for their first counseling session. The look on their faces is familiar: disappointment, hurt, anger… maybe even disdain. They sit on the couch, careful to leave enough space for the wall between them, and begin to present their cases. Each offers an argument that has failed them so … Continue reading “Make Your Move”

  • Are You Okay?

  • Posted by Julia Sharp on April 12, 2010 | Topics: Parenting, Teens
  • Most parents can identify when there is a “problem” with their child.  Behavior in school begins to decline, they get into fights with friends, or withdraw completely from them.  They might have chronic belly aches or headaches.  When these things happen we know it’s time to seek help.  However, just because your child is acting … Continue reading “Are You Okay?”

  • Sorrow

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on April 5, 2010 | Topics: Coping, Personal Growth
  • “Has it ever occured to you,”  I asked him, “that we are shaped more by our sorrows than our joys? When I look back, it’s not the happy times that still have power over my life.  It’s the places where things went wrong.” That is a quote from the book I am currently reading.  I … Continue reading “Sorrow”

  • Do the Right Thing

  • Posted by Jim Keller on March 29, 2010 | Topics: Personal Growth
  • The parable of the Prodigal Son is echoing through my head quite a bit lately.  It is the most famous of all Jesus’ parables, and it is replete with principles that govern relationships.  The striking thing to me is that the title of the parable, given by scholars over the centuries of Christendom, is a … Continue reading “Do the Right Thing”

  • The unselfish “NO”

  • Posted by Julia Sharp on March 15, 2010 | Topics: Codependency, Couples
  • I’ve had several conversations about boundaries this week, both in my personal and professional life. A friend expressed that she struggled with feeling selfish when she set boundaries, another that he felt bad when he “spoke up” and hurt someone’s feelings. We avoid an uncomfortable conversation that may sting and eventually wind up losing an … Continue reading “The unselfish “NO””

  • Loving People Well

  • Posted by Melissa Hunt on March 8, 2010 | Topics: Couples
  • What does loving someone well look like?  The question may sound simple, but in fact it is harder than most people think. Most people think that if they say something kind, or do a kind act that is loving well. And yes, that is part of loving well, but really loving someone requires us to … Continue reading “Loving People Well”

  • It’s Spring Time!

  • Posted by Jim Keller on March 1, 2010 | Topics: Counseling
  • It’s early March and spring training starts this week.  Spring training for the uninformed is the reminder to baseball fans that this year might be the year.  I am a Detroit Tigers fan… those of you with any knowledge of my beloved team will know that there are more times of distress than times of … Continue reading “It’s Spring Time!”