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20 Worst “Romantic” Lines Ever

I went to a singles bar once and…sorry, that’s all I got. Here are some lines I didn’t use: “You’re like a keyboard–your just my type.” Dated reference (requires knowledge of something called a “typewriter”). Still, if you’re cruising retirement … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Sappy Smile is Just the Thing

I love humor (who doesn’t?), and I confess to having a sarcastic streak (OK, more like a motherload). But there’s just so much mean-spirited humor out there these days that sometimes I find it refreshing to have a chuckle or … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Beloved Family Member

Minuet – recent photo by our daughter Beth Does the fact that she was a cat make this post seem less sincere? It’s not. Anyone who’s adopted an animal knows that pets are family members–and family means loving unconditionally. Minuet … Continue reading

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On Being a Real-Life Dad

I confess, I’m cheating a little, since I’ve posted this short dad video before, along with some thoughts on my own dad. But, hey, I’m also a dad, and I’m busy being celebrated today. So just a brief meditation here, … Continue reading

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I Turned Out Like You After All, Dad

Suggestion: Read post below before watching video! My Real Memoir Even when he wasn’t there, Dad was there. He was an invisible presence, like gravity, that kept us from flying off into space. Mom celebrated me just as I was. … Continue reading

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Love is Inconvenient

“Love suffers long, it is kind and does not envy…it is not easily provoked and keeps no record of wrongs. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It never fails. Only three things will last forever: … Continue reading

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Give Gratefully

Background image courtesy of WallPaperSafari.com “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~Colossians 3:17 ∴

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Love in the Post-COVID Era

A year ago, I wrote about Love in the Time of Coronavirus. This may seem like a bookend to that post, but it’s more like a midpoint reality check. At first, we weren’t that frightened. But as infections and deaths … Continue reading

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The Essence of True Sacrifice

Thought for the Week It’s Memorial Day in my country, the day on which honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives for the sake of others. But as deeply as the word “sacrifice” resonates, the key word is others. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Greater Love…

“Sacrifice…should be done from love…from necessity…it should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own.” ~Veronica Roth Tomorrow is Memorial Day in my country, a day when we honor those who have … Continue reading

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