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Claire and Rick share thoughts from the heart to the heart

Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers

Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers by Jane Nelsen and Kelly Gfroerer provides teachers the resources for effective classroom management. Their approach is based on the teachings of Rudolph Dreikurs who was influenced by the psychology of Alfred Adler. The five criteria they… Continue Reading →

What is the key to wisdom?

Many people aspire to wisdom, but we don’t always act wise. What is the key to being a wise person? There is a group of books in the Bible known as Wisdom Literature, and the book of Proverbs is in the… Continue Reading →

Global Leadership Summit 2017

A team of almost thirty women and men from LifePark recently attended the Global Leadership Summit. The Global Leadership Summit is a blend of vision, inspiration, and practical skills to help one become a better leader. It involves two days of world-class… Continue Reading →

How to pray through Psalm 23

For about a year now, I’ve been dwelling on Psalm 23, particularly the metaphor of God as the believer’s shepherd. It is marvelously rich and comforting! Indeed, even Charles Spurgeon, the famous “prince of preachers”, referred to the verses of… Continue Reading →

How we love

How We Love: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your Marriage by Milan and Kay Yerkovich applies attachment theory to the relational problems that married couples may experience. The authors move past the presenting problems and explore the root causes of those symptoms…. Continue Reading →

What is your source of strength?

Have you ever been in a situation and the harder you tried the worse it seemed to get? This is the classic example of baseball players who are in a batting slump. They start over-analyzing the reasons why they’re not… Continue Reading →

Why most marriage therapy fails

The title of this blog post comes from a statement by relationship and marriage expert Dr. John Gottman. His research indicates that couples wait an average of six years of being unhappy before getting help. Couples have built up resentment for… Continue Reading →

Option B

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg reveals the sorrow and strength Sheryl experienced after the unexpected passing of her husband, David Goldberg. Psychologist Adam Grant has co-authored this book and provides principles to help people… Continue Reading →

Who are you?

The question, “Who are you?” may be answered in a variety of ways. You may respond by telling others about your profession, but that’s what you do. Some may find their identity through performance – titles, degrees, and achievement. Some… Continue Reading →

Trying isn’t the same as doing

I read an article by Carey Nieuwhof this past week and a statement he made has been at the forefront of my thinking this week. He wrote, “Trying isn’t the same as doing.” This is a powerful statement for effective… Continue Reading →

The value of a close friend

We may have a large number of acquaintances, but how many close friends do we have? Solomon writes about the importance of having a close friend, A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend… Continue Reading →

The key to bearing much fruit

People desire to live a fruitful life, but for many it seems to be an elusive quest. One of the problems is that we think that we can bear fruit in our own strength. Jesus gives us the key to… Continue Reading →

Do you need a management consultant?

A management consultant is one who helps organizations and Individuals enhance their performance by assisting them to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Moses father-in-law, Jethro, could be considered one of the first management consultants as he provided helpful advice to Moses…. Continue Reading →

What is your view of God?

Your view of God determines the type of person you will become. We see an example of this principle from the life of Jonathan, King Saul’s son. Israel was in a desperate battle with the Philistines. Jonathan said to his armor… Continue Reading →

Happy 4th of July

As we celebrate our freedom we’re mindful of the men and women who have sacrificed and right now are on the front lines so we can enjoy the benefits of our freedom. The words of Lee Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be… Continue Reading →

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