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If You Think the Season’s Hard for You…

The holidays are, for some, about present love and past pain. But for others they are the reverse, a time of loneliness and isolation, of only faintly remembered love. I’ve had both, as I’m sure you have. My hope is … Continue reading

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Love Hurts

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” ~Neil Gaiman “Honey, … Continue reading

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Less Glory, Please?

“In some ways, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.” ~C.S. Lewis

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The “I Love You” Game

I have a friend who’s unhappy in his marriage and is thinking of leaving. This is the conversation I hope to have with him. “What should I do?” he asks, not really wanting to hear the answer. “Put it to … Continue reading

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The Lost Girl

She was the callow Catholic school senior who cried the night her boyfriend French kissed her, fearing she’d become pregnant. Five months later, now a bracingly pretty college freshman, she was wooed and plundered by her theatre professor. It was … Continue reading

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Happy Friday the 13th!

Do You Suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia? Say what? Friggatriskaidekaphobia, “Fear of Friday the 13th,” comes from: Frigga = Friday – from the Old English “Frige’s Day,” named for the Norse goddess Frigg, Thor’s mother (kind of—Odin has some ‘splaining to do) … Continue reading

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Person to Person

How often do we get stuck on numbers (I know I do), thinking that unless we can sweep across the land like good deed crop dusters, eradicating all pain and suffering (or ignorance, or violence, or?) there is no point … Continue reading

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