Category Archives: Relationships

A Simple Sharing

We may be shaped by grief and sorrow, but we can choose the form of that shape; even in our pain we can gain greater caring for others and refuse to be defined by our scars. Continue reading

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Relationships & Organizational Effectiveness

It is the choice to initiate, foster and sustain relationships that creates the true power of an organization. Continue reading

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A Soothing Stream, A Healing Flow

It is a challenge–and well worth the effort–to keep our hearts pure yet still open to offer hope and solace to a bruised and aching world. Continue reading

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The Trust Fall

Which requires greater trust: putting your life in the hands of a skydiver or placing your eternal soul in someone else’s care? Continue reading

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Marking the Passing

Among the things I’d planned for my Fourth of July, helping with Wilberta “Billie” Jane Kelly’s funeral wasn’t one of them. It was an honor that my plans got changed! Continue reading

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Evening Serenade

Grown kids and growing grandkids, guitars and singing in a back yard in the shade in the fading part of a summer day feels like family and seems a bit like immortality. Continue reading

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Academic Retreat

Even in intellectual settings, it is the caring for one another that matters most and helps us focus together on the work that we share. Continue reading

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