Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hearing God

When reading this past week I ran across this statement, “The biggest complaint of Scripture is that people don’t listen to God. Theirs is a freely chosen deafness.” Klyne Snodgrass, author of the quote, suggests that the Bible asks us … Continue reading

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Hearing the Story

As you know, I have lots of stories. Each of these stories is a part of my history, combined together they reveal who I am. No one story tells it all, but each is a part of the overall narrative. … Continue reading

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Trying to Stay In Balance

I am scheduling today. I am trying to figure out if I can attend a convention in September with thousands of other therapists. Most years I attend the convention of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy to gain my … Continue reading

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The Art of Distraction

When I was a boy, we knew which teachers we could distract at the end of the hour by getting them to tell stories, so that they would not have time to give a homework assignment. We did it as … Continue reading

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Keeping it the Same, the fancy word is Homeostasis

We cannot allow our “reactions to change” to alter our purpose or our message. We can’t let the focus be holding onto the past to the exclusion of proper behavior in the present. Continue reading

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Reflections From a Porch Rocker

Each morning of this past weekend I’ve spent on the porch of a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. As I’ve watched the clouds dance among the trees and creep along the valley, I was reminded of some of the various … Continue reading

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