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4 Life Lessons My Brother with Special Needs Taught Me


By David Korte, as told to Karen Mulder What was it like growing up with a brother with special needs? First and foremost, you should know that my big brother was a huge blessing in my life. I learned so much from him in the 46 years that he was on this earth. Here is […]

Does My Brother Have a Disability in Heaven?


By David Korte, as told to Karen Mulder My older brother Mick passed away unexpectedly at the age of 46. I still miss him tremendously. If you were to see him walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t have known he had a mental disability. Academically, Mick functioned at about the 4th grade level. But […]

Read It Again!


Guest Post by Amanda Price Has this ever happened to you? You pull a cuddly toddler onto your lap, open a favorite story book, and read to “The End”… And without missing a beat, the toddler says, “AGAIN!” Then, upon reading the story a second (or even a third) time, the toddler still says, “AGAIN!” Do […]

Feeling Stuck in Life? A Spiritual Director Can Help


By Kim Mulder, Certified Spiritual Director About 15 years ago an acquaintance told me that she had a “spiritual director.” Even though I had no idea what a spiritual director did exactly, it struck a chord deep within me. I could sense that someday this phrase that made my heart sing would be a part […]

What is Spiritual Direction?


By Kim Mulder, Certified Spiritual Director Are you feeling stuck in life? Do you have persistent questions about patterns you see in your life? Maybe the box that has held your life no longer includes all the tools you need to navigate faith, family or profession. Perhaps you need someone who can listen and let […]

Caring for Leaders

Guest Post by Rodger Price, Executive Coach As the founder of an executive coaching consultancy, I have the incredible privilege of caring for leaders and helping them grow. As such, I’ve been asked if I might share some insights about how to care for leaders. Here are a few thoughts: Unless you have strong reasons […]

Why Is It So Important to Read?

March is Reading Month. In most schools around the United States teachers will invite parents, grandparents, business leaders, and police chiefs into the classroom to impart the importance of reading to children. Why is reading so important? It’s because at every phase of life, reading helps us learn, grow, and secure the information we need […]