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One Fabulous, Life-Changing, Ill-informed Decision

February 18, 2019


Two people were married.  The act was outrageous…  These events may have had some effect on the man with the girl by his side.  Paul Simon, Hearts and Bones And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife, and you may ask yourself, well, “How did I get here?”  David Byrne, […]

A Legacy of Love and Acceptance

February 7, 2019


My friend, Louise, died a few weeks ago just a few weeks short of her 98th birthday.  Though her death may have been the catalyst for this post, it is really her life that inspires it.[1] Louise lived out her Christian faith though her love and acceptance of the people in her life.  She lived […]

You Never Know

November 19, 2018


Our family experienced an unexpected tragedy a few weeks ago when my brother in law, Rick, was killed when another boat collided with the fishing boat he was on.  One would not consider fishing to be a high-risk activity, and he had made this trip many times before.  It makes it shocking to have Rick, […]

Catching Up

September 21, 2018


I guess you wonder where I’ve been.  I search to find the love within.  Bobby Caldwell You can bend my ear.  We can talk all day.  But just make sure I’m around when you finally have something to say.  Toad the Wet Sprocket The wonder of it all, Baby.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Paul McCartney After […]

EURSR (The Essence of Empathy and Intimacy)

April 13, 2018


Many of my colleagues are good at coming up with clever acronyms (that spell out words) to help clients remember key coping strategies.  I might have to really think about it if I want to figure out how to make this spell something. This one is Engage, Understand, Reflect, Share, Repeat.  It involves both the […]

Presumption of Innocence

March 9, 2018


When accused of a crime in America, we have the presumption of innocence.  Essentially, we do not have to prove that we are innocent of whatever we are accused.  The assumption is that we are innocent until proven otherwise. A few decades back, I was in traffic school as a result of a speeding ticket.[1]  […]

Spiritual Leadership

January 2, 2018


A common complaint I hear from Christian wives is that their husbands are not the “spiritual leader” of the family.  My experience is that the men at whom the complaint is leveled vary a great deal in where they are at in their spiritual journey.  Some are indeed nominal Christians.  Others regularly attend church, go […]