Browsing All posts tagged under »love«

The Good Place – Part 1 – Soulmates

November 27, 2019


Spoiler Alert: I am going to talk about Season 4, Episode 9 of The Good Place which aired last week.  To give some context, I also need to discuss what has come before.  If you are one who does not want to know anything about a show before you see it and think you might […]

A Working Theory and Its Implications

May 13, 2019


This theory is a work in process.  I welcome feedback or even just some additional data points. My daughter is getting married in a few weeks.  After she got engaged, she was talking with delight to her mother (i.e. my wife) about how much her fiancé loves her.  My wife shared about how great it […]


April 15, 2019


A client was telling me about a dog he got as a rescue and how the dog could be particularly skittish around strangers.  I was reminded of a dog that my daughter got as a rescue.  When she first brought him home, he wanted nothing to do with me.  My best guess was that Buddy […]


April 2, 2019


During Lent, my pastor has been preaching on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) as part of a series he titled Journey to Jerusalem.  Sunday he was preaching on Psalm 133.  It is a very short Psalm which begins with “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”  His two […]

Lenten Devotion

March 11, 2019


Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the season of Lent.  Lent is the 46 days[1] leading up to Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.  This is a time for many Christians to focus on spiritual disciplines to draw closer to Jesus.  This often involves fasting from something.  Sometimes instead of fasting from something, […]

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 […]

That’s The Gig, Man

February 7, 2018


Perhaps you were caught up in the moment and did not realize what you were committing to.  I was not at your wedding, but based upon the service of marriage I found in the hymnal, it probably went something like this.  The pastor turned to you and said, “Scott will you have Carol to be […]


May 28, 2017


A single young man recently told me that he felt he was too selfish to be able to enter into marriage.  There is something to be said for being able to recognize the selfish tendencies within oneself.  It is also helpful to recognize that selfishness can undermine a marriage. The question I would raise here […]


May 11, 2017


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 […]