Talking with Children About Tragedy

Following Pulse we all had tons of questions……Why did this happen? How could someone do this? Am I safe? How can we move on? Questions come from all of us but how do we answer the questions that come from the smallest and most innocent individual in our...
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Phases of Disaster

During a tragedy, like the ones we have experienced in Orlando, there are several types of victims: Direct Victims: These are the individuals who were in the building during the event, those who are wounded, as well as the family of those who were killed. Indirect...
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Contrasts of Life

A few months ago, I was asked to accompany a group of teachers to Haiti in order to provide workshops on Crisis Management and Understanding Stress at a Conference for Christian School Teachers.  I have to admit that when I was originally asked I looked for reasons...
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Why Play?

Neuroscientist, biologists, and developmental psychologists all agree that animals were created with the innate sense to play.  Play is essential for the developing brain.  Play forms neural networks that create a foundation for life-long learning and curiosity....
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Talking with Children About Tragedy

Following Pulse we all had tons of questions……Why did this happen? How could someone do this? Am I safe? How can we move on? Questions come from all of us but how do we answer the questions that come from the smallest and most innocent individual in our...

read more

Phases of Disaster

During a tragedy, like the ones we have experienced in Orlando, there are several types of victims: Direct Victims: These are the individuals who were in the building during the event, those who are wounded, as well as the family of those who were killed. Indirect...

read more

Contrasts of Life

A few months ago, I was asked to accompany a group of teachers to Haiti in order to provide workshops on Crisis Management and Understanding Stress at a Conference for Christian School Teachers.  I have to admit that when I was originally asked I looked for reasons...

read more

Why Play?

Neuroscientist, biologists, and developmental psychologists all agree that animals were created with the innate sense to play.  Play is essential for the developing brain.  Play forms neural networks that create a foundation for life-long learning and curiosity....

read more

Spring – A Time of Renewal

In my former life (as a Parish Pastor), this was a very busy time of the year. The season of Lent is a time of reflection in many congregations – that means additional worship services, special events and much planning and creativity. And then came Easter...

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How well are you aging?

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln   The Western world tends to discard people once they reach a certain age and that age seems to be getting younger and younger. Our collective youth-obsessed...

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Developmental Milestones in Children

Understanding Your Child Webinar Series is being hosted by Megan Miessler, LCSW as part of our School Counseling Program. Join Megan Miessler for the rest of the Webinars by registering with the link below.

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Families

– Give thanks for your family, for each person, for who they are and who God made each of you to be. – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is...

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Build On Each New Day

As we approach a New Year, it seems important to remember, “The past isn’t like a landscape or a vase of flowers that is just there. It is more like the raw material awaiting a builder…” (Transitions: Making Sense Out of Life’s Changes, William Bridges). Each new day...

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Gratitude and Grace into the New Year

I’ve been reading a book by Ann Voskamp entitled “1000 gifts.” In this book she shares her life’s journey and the change that has happened for her as she focuses on a life of gratitude and being open to see the gifts big and small that come to us in life – even lives...

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