Will I be bullied and beaten forever? Changing lives with love

I've never received a more priceless package than this one.

Recently, I spoke to a group of students at a rural Indiana High School at the invitation of their teacher who had attended one of my Ladder UPP workshops. They came from a criminal justice and two health classes, and the original intent was to talk mostly about PTSD. Scanning their faces as I was Read More →

God, why have you forsaken me?

Lonely and numb is not a good place to be.

We all die. And we all suffer to some degree. Yet, despite the universal nature of our common fate, it can be hard, if not impossible, to reconcile pain and death with God. Especially pain. Death we can compartmentalize, deal with, and understand as just part of the cycle of life. But pain? We want Read More →

Little Heroes – Book Serialization #11

Within all of us, is a child with hope.

Bullied, bruised, and beaten, they were young outcasts. Together, they became unlikely heroes. Little Heroes is a story of hope for anyone who has struggled to fit in and all of us who think no one is beyond redemption. Today we present Serialization #11 of my book, Little Heroes. Please share this raw but inspiring Read More →

Even Judges Cry

It's hard to not find peace in a face like this! My beautiful wife and Josephine Mercy, our 8th!

I just had the honor to speak at the closing session of the annual Indiana State Judicial Conference in French Lick, IN at the historic French Lick Resort. There were almost 500 judges in the room from across the state of Indiana including the Indiana Supreme Court. For a man who grew up in a Read More →

Little Heroes – Book Serialization #10

My boy Gabriel in a fort he and his brothers made. Children are born with such resolve. Our job is to help grow it.

Bullied, bruised, and beaten, they were young outcasts. Together, they became unlikely heroes. Little Heroes is a story for anyone who has struggled to fit in and all of us who think no one is beyond redemption. You will laugh, cry, and feel righteous anger, but most of all, you will believe in hope. Today Read More →

The toll of the caregiver

You can overcome PTSD and live a great life. Broken is an opportunity to rebuild.

I am still reflecting on the incredible time I spent sharing my story and teaching The Ladder UPP in Somerset, KY last week at the Adanta Focusing on Treatment and Care Conference. One of the comments I’ve received since is important to share. This is from a clinician who attended the event: “Ironically many therapists Read More →

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