Posts filed under: Education

Speaking Truth, in Love and Grace

I know we’ve all been there. Where we’ve worried about someone. Felt disconcerted about some choices they were making. And we wrestled with whether we should say something. Wondering if...

A Transformative Dinner Discussion

I am delighted to have one of my articles “A Transformative Dinner Discussion” published on “Around the Table” today! “It started just before dinner. As our three teenaged sons began...

Shifting Our Perceptions of Counselling

I was delighted that the following article I wrote, Shifting Our Perceptions of Counselling, was published on, ‘The Mighty:   “Shifting Our Perceptions of Counselling” I can’t remember a time...

A Grand Inheritance

My two grandsons, both around a year and half old, are in the developmental stage where they are astutely watching everything around them. They seem especially interested in observing people....

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Sometimes it is hard to recognize darkness. For it can come dressed up in a nice suit, pretty packaging, and a smooth sales pitch. Because it is slick and alluring,...

Rewriting A Legacy

His dark eyes glared, his face flushed, his breathing heavy. Agitated, he could barely sit still. A teacher had brought him to my office, because she had caught him fighting...

Engaging in Walk Abouts

As a school principal, several times a day I would engage in what we called “walk abouts”. This was where we would leave our offices in the hub of the...

The Unexpected Side of Change

She unexpectedly started to cry. She had been enthusiastically talking about her child’s high school graduation and acceptance to a highly rated university. But then, as she began to share...

Washing My Own Face First

A number of years ago I made a snap judgment about someone, based on what I thought I knew. But later, when I learned one important piece about her story...

Books, An Invitation to Walk Through the Uncomfortable

I recently read on Twitter that a school district in the States has banned the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, from its reading list because it “makes people uncomfortable”. Of...