10
Apr
2017

From Dog Run to Dance Floor

My good friend, Judi, has dogs – several dogs. And they live in an area that gets lots of snow during the winter. So, you can imagine their dog run over the winter. That fresh, powdery white snow covers the “landmines” she does not quite get to on clear days. With each snowstorm, the dog run l...

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18
Jul
2016

Creating a Thunderstorm of Clarity

It began in a conversation: Sarah grew up and lives in the Midwest — and was terrified of Midwest thunderstorms. I chuckled because during a recent visit to Iowa, I experienced the wonder, joy, and power of a Midwest thunderstorm. I was so happy my family could experience it!

Yet Sarah was in shoc...

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09
May
2016

Preparing For The Unexpected Inevitable

Jim Pehkonen

Death and taxes — the two “inevitables” in our lives. Whether it is a death of a close friend or relative, it hits us hard.

And yet each person begins this journey in birth and ends it in death. The quality of the time spent in between impacts your life, yet how do you prepare for when one close t...

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18
Apr
2016

Healing Wounded Thought

Jim Pehkonen

We live in a world of wounded human thoughts. These are thoughts that arise out of trauma or drama associated with past experiences we live as reality. Time may heal our physical wounds, but our wounded thoughts endure and only get worse as time goes on.

As I look down at my stomach, I see a line...

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