Category Archives: Love

Christians, Please Proceed With Caution

I have been feeling serious misgivings lately about my sometimes aggressive discussion of cultural hot-button issues. This was actually pointed out to me by one of my most faithful readers. Am I grateful? Yes. But rather than ceasing to discuss … Continue reading

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Diverging Paths

I got a text from an old friend yesterday that put the last 20 years of my life in a whole different light. I had an insanely demanding day yesterday and wasn’t able to read Richard’s text until this morning

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Relational Power Tools

I love it when someone commits an offense against me. I’m not being facetious. This isn’t tongue-in-cheek. This morning I was pedaling my Gary Fisher in the rain when it hit me: interpersonal offenses are opportune moments in a relationship.

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Divine Love

How often have you sighed along with Don Henley, “There’s just not enough love in the world”? Me too. But there are still some surprises out there. I went to a church service not long ago at which the sermon … Continue reading

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For Barbara

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”  –Mahatma Ghandi Barbara was in serious distress, and I was speechless. No one had ever talked to me about the anguish involved in having a limb … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” –Matthew 7:2 There is a phenomenon described in social psychology as the fundamental attribution error, which … Continue reading

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Lauryn

I met my niece Lauryn in the summer of 2004.  I wasn’t expecting any more pleasant surprises at the time; I was enjoying quite a bounty already.  I had resumed lucrative employment at the Captain Cook in April and was … Continue reading

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