Caribbean Pines

In one lesson with students we talk about “oaks” and “cedars”….in this arboreal lesson, Joni Eareckson Tada talks about a persevering evergreen – the Caribbean pines…… “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because … Read More

Empathy fatigue….?

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Today a friend in an office I visit regularly was telling me that her grandaughter’s baby died at birth today- a sad event for their family. It was her grandaughter’s first child. Another couple that I know are sitting by … Read More

The Wounded Healer revisited….

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I recently re-read The Wounded Healer by Henry Nouwen as part of a certification class in Christian Education. This book has been part of my personal bookshelf for about 8-9 years, since an experience of “woundedness” that profoundly affected my … Read More