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Disciplines for resiliency: We are not alone

March 26, 2019 at 10:18 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Christopher Willis Twenty something years ago, early in my pastoral career when I worked with teenagers, I had the opportunity to work with one of the most interesting individuals. His name was Mike and he was the Director of a Bible Camp in British Columbia. Mike was friendly and unassuming. One of the most approachable leaders I think I have ever met. I joined Mike for a week as a volunteer campRead More

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OP Thank You

February 19, 2019 at 8:18 am

If I was the CDS I might give consideration to instituting OP THANK YOU. There is a unique flaw in the human psyche that many of us are plagued with that sees us forfeiting our victories. Sometimes when we have done a good job and are complimented on our success we sabotage the parade by converting a positive into a negative. This flaw sees us undervaluing our currency. Sometimes I do this when someone IRead More

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Challenging all or nothing thinking

December 4, 2018 at 11:42 am

Many of us at times struggle with black vs white or all or nothing thinking. What kind of thinking is this? The person who thinks like this is likely to use the terms always, never, forever. They see a single action or a lone lack of action as a totality. For instance when a certain husband might forget to put the toilet seat down, his wife might say to him, “you never leave the toiletRead More

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Restoring Respect

June 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Christopher Willis I am a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s interesting that that would be the first sentence in an article that addresses respect. Fans cut from the same cloth as I am often expect our loyalty to result in some joke about how the Leafs don’t make the playoffs. I actually half expect to get a filled email inbox with Maple Leaf jokes (this would be a good testRead More

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Strategy of the Dolphin helps us survive through cooperation

May 8, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Christopher Willis In 1990 a new business theory titled Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World, was introduced by Dudley Lynch and Paul L. Kordis. The theory described three types of leaders: carp, sharks, and dolphins. The carp, comparatively small next to a shark or dolphin, have a single strategy of compromise in their dealings. They give in or get out because they fear losing. They fear confrontationRead More