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Challenging Relationships
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Mend A Broken Relationship


From “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson: An acquaintance of mine, whose health isn’t very good, recently told me that she hasn’t spoken to her son in almost three years. “Why not?” I asked.  She said that she and her son had a disagreement about his wife and that […]

Choose Forgiveness


Jesus says, “Forgive one another.”  Colossians 3:13 Recently I read the novel, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. In the story, the “light” was not only the light of the lighthouse which saved lives, but also the “light” represented the choice we have to forgive. The wife of a man who was abused and […]

All Is Forgiven


Jesus says, “Forgive one another as I have forgiven you.” Ernest Hemingway wrote a short story called “The Capital of the World.”  In this story, Hemingway told the story of a father and his teenage son.  The son had sinned against his father and in his shame he ran away from home.  The father searched all […]

A Hole In Your Heart


The following wisdom is from Max Lucado.  He asks, “Do you have a hole in your heart?” Perhaps the wound is old, a parent abused you, or a teacher slighted you. … And you are angry. Or perhaps the wound is fresh. The friend who owes you money just drove by in a new car. […]

I am a real person!


I was born legally blind and became functionally blind at age thrity-two. I have a very supportive husband, two children , and a leader dog. I function very well as director of disabled students at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Although I have obviously become sensitized to people with disabilities, I still make mistakes in dealing with my students. I have learned caregiving in an area that takes constant correction. I have found that it is important to give myself permission to make mistakes.

Tough Forgiveness


Jeri Mulder says the following story is what forgiveness looks like: On May 20, 2012, 18 year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home drunk from a party when he lost control and crashed his car into an off-ramp near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Riding in the car were 17 year-old, Tim See, and 15 year-old, Krysta Howell. Both […]

Do You Have a Hole in Your Heart?


  Perhaps the wound is old, a parent abused you, a teacher slighted you . . . And you are angry. Or perhaps the wound is fresh.  The friend who owes you money just drove by in a new car.  The boss who hired you with promises of promotions has forgotten how to pronounce your […]