One thing remains

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One thing remains

(I have questioned whether to post this or not. I realize that some people who read my blog are much closer to this situation and pain than I am and these thoughts may stir that pain. My heart isn’t to add more sting to something that already hurts or offer simple solutions, or any solution, …read more →

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Confident

I’m an observer of people by both nature and training. I love to look past the outer facade and observe the more subtle intricacies that drive us. Over my years of observation, I have developed a few theories that I have found to be generally accurate. One of the most consistent is this: Engaged women …read more →

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Do you love me now?

All relationships have phases. There’s the nervous, exciting first moments phase. There’s the gradual relaxing into comfortable. (I like to call this the “sweatpants stage.”) There’s the phase of discovery. To be fair, the discovery phase really isn’t so much a phase as a continual process, however, there are seasons in which more discovery takes …read more →

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Where do you want to be?

Every 6 years (because of leap year) Christmas falls on a Sunday and it just so happens that this year is it. Each time this happens, churches across the nation ask, “Should we have a church service on Christmas Day?” And it’s a fair question. If you have a church larger than 100 people, a …read more →

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My, how things have changed

I haven’t written a solid relationship post in a while, it’s just not where my brain’s been over the past few months. But as I’ve been making some updates to my blog recently, I stumbled across a few treasures from the archives and figured, it’s about time for an update. One of the blessings/curses of doing a lot of …read more →

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Why not now?

I have noticed, over the years, a strange phenomenon that takes place. It has to do with my pictures. I’m not photogenic. Not even a little. I know that several of you will sweetly Facebook and message me to dispute this, but it’s true none the less. There are several, scientifically proven reasons for this fact. …read more →

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Small things with great love

Mother Theresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” When I was considering a trip to Romania I attempted to keep my expectations in proper perspective. I don’t speak Romanian. I’m not a doctor or economist. I’m not here to try to identify …read more →

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Pain without Doubt

One thing I can confidently say about my 20’s is that God was teaching me how to be totally unoffended by Him, what it looked like to have an unoffendable love and see His goodness in everything, even the things that hurt… Maybe especially in the things that hurt. Subsequently, I can’t say that my …read more →

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You don’t have to scare me into heaven

My family is fond of deep discussions. It is common place for someone to randomly blurt out, “What are your thoughts on ‘the Anakim of Old?’” (The giants spoken of in Genesis) Leading to a lively conversation which is revisited for days, possibly weeks. Most recently we’ve been discussing eternal security, again. This topic comes up every …read more →

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A 50/50 marriage

Split the work. Cut it in half. I do mine, you do yours. Do away with gender roles. Everything even. This is the modern concept of marriage. But does it really work? Is it really what we want? This morning I spent about 30 minutes in the kitchen cleaning up after some company my roommates …read more →

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