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2015 Samaritan Recognition and Award Event

We had another great Samaritan Awards banquet on Nov 9th, congratulations once again to our 2015 recipients! Attached are pictures from that evening, ranging from the recipients to candid shots of attendees. Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see you again next year!! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Read More

Fresh Aire on MCTV

Fresh Aire Samaritan Counseling Center Board Member, Rev. Dr. Rhonda Myers and Fresh Aire counselor, Amy McDonald recently appeared on MCTV’s Community Focus program to speak about the Center and the services it offers. The segment can be viewed on YouTube at the link below. Read More

Samaritan Recognition Award Winners

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Photos of the award winners from the 2014 Samaritan Recognition and Award fundraiser held at the Bay Valley Resort in Bay City on November 10. Please see this article from the Midland Daily News for more information about all of the award winners.   Read More

Samaritan Recognition and Award Fundraiser Attendees

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Select photos of award winners and attendees from the 2014 Samaritan Recognition and Award fundraiser held at the Bay Valley Resort in Bay City on November 10. Read More

Carl Continues to be Cogent

On August 17, I preached a sermon at the United Church of Christ, Midland.  Some folks have expressed an interest in being able to read the full text of the sermon.  In this sermon I talked about the difference between “belief” and “faith” and suggested that faith was enriched in a dialog with doubt while Read More

Results from first annual Samaritan Recognition and Award event

The Samaritan Recognition and Award Banquet held on November 11th was a huge success. The event raised over $4000 which will be used to support counseling of clients who otherwise would not be able to pay the full cost. Thank you to all the individuals, organizations, attendees, and most of all, award winners who supported Read More

More of Carl’s Cogent Comments

PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS This summer has seen the severe disciplining of several major league baseball players for using performance enhancing drugs.  One player, Alex Rodriguez, was loudly booed by the New York Yankee fans when he came out to play after planning to appeal his very lengthy suspension from the game.  It wasn’t very long Read More

Carl’s Cogent Comments Continue

LEARNING FROM POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY In recent years the positive psychology movement has been gathering speed and power.  Sometimes it feels like a welcome breath of fresh air into a field long filled with issues of clinical pathology.  Sometimes it feels like a “pie in the sky” approach to life that urges us to just smile Read More

Carl’s Cogent Comments

 John Steinbeck took a line from William Shakespeare’s Richard III: “Now is the winter of our discontent” as the title of a novel which deals with what happens when a man tries to get ahead by betraying his own moral values.  Many critics were disappointed with the book, which was published in 1961.  However, after the Watergate Read More