Annoyance

May 11, 2017

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Let’s face it.  We human beings can really annoy each other.  In fact, the closer the relationship, the more we are likely to notice all of those annoyances.  When you are at home and your partner calls your name, the ensuing interaction inherently begins as an interruption to whatever you were already doing.  You might […]

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Déjà vu (All Over Again)… or What Am I Missing Here?

May 1, 2017

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And I feel like I’ve been here before.  And you know, it makes me wonder what’s going on down under.  David Crosby (Déjà Vu). Do you remember 8 track tapes (or before that 4 track)?  Back in the 70’s, they used to make these audio tapes cartridges.  They sounded pretty good (for analog) but were […]

Umbuntu

April 24, 2017

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So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. (Matt. 7:12) It’s only the giving that makes you what you are.  Ian Anderson I recently returned from visiting a missionary friend in the Eastern Cape area of South Africa.  My friend ministers to the Xhosa villages in the area that […]

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Imperfect Lovers

February 22, 2017

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“The church is not built on the people that come and go. It’s built on the people who stay.  And we all know the secret: We all could have left a thousand times because we’ve all let each other down.  Because we’re all imperfect beings and that’s the beauty of community.”   Erwin McManus This past […]

Posted in: Intimacy, Love, Marriage

Anniversary Playlist

February 10, 2017

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My 33rd wedding anniversary is a week away.  We will be traveling so I thought I would try to get an anniversary post out in advance.  These tend to be when I am most self-disclosing and self-indulging.  My life goals were fairly simple and have not changed appreciably over the last four decades.  All I […]

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When You Love Someone

January 23, 2017

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Among the dangers of writing on topics about which one is passionate is that it is easy to cross the line into a rant.  This one may be as close as I get to doing that. I was driving home from the gym with American Top 40 on the radio playing “When You Love Someone” […]

La La Land

January 16, 2017

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At the end of your life, your relationships are all you’ve got.  Sara Groves It’s all worth nothing alone.  Graham Parker SPOILER ALERT.  If you have not seen La La Land and you do not want to know how it ends, read no further.  I am going to talk about the end of the film. […]