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Remove the Roadblocks to Forgiveness

My View of Forgiveness I like to think of forgiveness as a winding road over rough terrain. Along the way, we encounter obstacles that may deter us, force us to turn back, or make us more determined than ever to … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Forgive?

Today, we begin our series on forgiveness with more questions than answers. For the next 40 days, I will be posting on this topic Monday through Friday, with time off over the weekends to recharge my batteries. So, let’s get … Continue reading

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Why Does a Vet’s Behavior Change After Combat?

Why is My Veteran So Different? Families of returning veterans often have difficulty relating to them, because their behaviors seem so different. When my son came back from a second deployment in Iraq, it felt as if a stranger had … Continue reading

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What Does a Veteran Bring Home from Combat?

A Marine’s 4-year-old daughter loved to collect shiny pebbles from her neighborhood. While he was packing for deployment, she asked him, “Where you going, Daddy?” He didn’t want to worry her, so he said, “I’m going on a long trip … Continue reading

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Is the VA Hospital Helping Our Vets?

As a person with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who is not a veteran, I felt at ease this week when I visited the VA Hospital in Cleveland. My service dog, Zibby, was not looked upon … Continue reading

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