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When to Say ‘Yes’ and When to Say ‘No’

February 17, 2017

A Look at the Tension Between Selfless Love and Healthy Boundaries.

What would you say to the young couple, recently married, with a 6-month old baby who wants to foster a sibling group of five children, ranging in ages between 8 and 17? How do you hold well the tension between selfless love and healthy boundaries?

Jesus says, ‘Don’t resist the one who is evil. If he takes your tunic, give him your cloak. If someone forces you to go one mile, go two.’ Continue Reading…

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One Step from Stupid

January 22, 2016

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The goal in transitions is the right place at the right time for the right reason and in the right way. It’s a high bar. There are many unknowns and much could go wrong. As I thought about the many variables, I started to question my own perspective.

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Helping Your Family Navigate A Transition

January 16, 2016

How do you best navigate major life transitions as a family? Our oldest daughter is not a huge fan of change and we were about to uproot her from everyone and everything she knew. Before we broke the news of our upcoming move, I had a terrible image in my mind: My daughter in a counseling office many years from now saying, “Well…it all started when we moved to Pennsylvania. Everything was good before that move.” Fortunately, my worst fears aren’t playing out. Our kids seem resilient and responding well to the move so far. Continue Reading…

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A Dream Worth Pursuing (or Before you Kill the Vision)

January 7, 2016

Do you have a dream on the bubble? Do you see the potential but not sure it’s worth the risk? One thing is certain: if your dream has a chance, you’ll need to eradicate disordered fear from your life. Most of our emotional, spiritual, and mental struggles are rooted in disordered fear.

There’s a children’s book called, “What Do You Do With An Idea?” that deals with the delicate nature of beautiful visions. A young boy is confronted by “an idea”… Continue Reading…

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Crossing the Border

January 1, 2016

“This could go terribly wrong.” Every faith journey comes with freak-out moments where the familiarity of the present feels far more appealing than the uncertainty of what lies ahead. In the days leading up to our transition, I turned deeply introspective and thought, “What if our kids hate the area?” “What if the job doesn’t work out like I hope?” “What if this is that moment in the film when everyone gasps and thinks, “Why would he go through that door!?” Continue Reading…

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