The Think Tank

What Does Healing Look Like?

In the springtime month of April, many people experience joy and hope on the occasion of Easter. After a long, dreary, and sometimes agonizing Lenten season, the world bursts into...Read more

Rev. Evan Patrick Harkins Obituary

The Center for Healing was grieved by the suicide and loss of Fr Harkins. We have posted an obituary written by a priest in the Kansas City St Joseph Diocese...Read more

How Well Do I Love?

Agape love is the highest form of love and in the New Testament is the fatherly love of God for humans as well as the human reciprocal love for God....Read more

Red Cups at Christmastime

I think the holiday season, particularly in years as unexpected and challenging as 2020, holds with it a certain expectancy of nostalgic cheer. We want comforting and familiar people, places...Read more

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Open to Life: Hope in Every Season

As we cycle, again, through the Church season of Lent and now enjoy 50 days of Easter celebration, I reflect on the ways that God is always offering...Read more

What's Behind that 'Look'?

Despite having been married for almost 8 years now and 7 kids later, my wife and I still give each other 'looks' that can be deceiving or misconstrued....Read more

Understanding Hidden Trauma

I write this column to reflect on my experience of clients who don't have a clear cut trauma, who wonder where their symptoms and pain come from and...Read more

Emotional Strength and Parenting.

My little girl is afraid of the dark. She won't go down the hallway in the evening, she wakes up once a night to get a back rub...Read more

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