Tag Archives: love

Life Together

Have you ever moved, almost without realizing it, from learning about another’s burdens to helping carry them? Indeed, if we don’t share one another’s burdens, are we even truly alive? ~The Wishing Map

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The Death of a Dear Friend

The classic lawyer stereotype is a person who’s rich, unethical, maybe even a little evil. My favorite “evil lawyer” bit appeared in Grace Under Fire, a late 90s sitcom: Facing a nasty divorce, Grace asks a friend if he can … Continue reading

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What Is Love?

Valentine’s Day has a rep for being shallow, a sales gimmick for the greeting card and candy companies. And it can be that–if we let it. On the other hand, it can be a day for celebrating something bigger and … Continue reading

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Pre-Valentine’s Day Notes to Self

We’re heading into the snowiest Valentine’s Day weekend ever. But in the meantime, wife still has to go to work. So I man up and get out there in below-freezing temps (Real Feel: minus 80°) and shovel the driveway. It … Continue reading

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Bring Your Umbrella

“Once, all of the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That is faith.” ~Unknown One of the least understood teachings of the Bible … Continue reading

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Sweeping God’s Porch

Fondation Claude Monet, France – photo by Veronica Reverse (unsplash.com).  Note: This is not what our house currently looks like — I need a tad more time. 16 years ago, my family and I moved from L.A. to Cincinnati, Ohio. … Continue reading

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How I Invented Coffee

Coffee foam art by Kazuki Yamamoto (worldfullofart.blogspot.com) Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) Unlike my oldest daughter, who as a newborn would have been thrilled if Mommy’s breasts dispensed House Blend and Dark Roast, I had to learn to … Continue reading

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Dr. King’s Legacy

Thought for the Week “In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We … Continue reading

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RIP, Old Christmas Tree

Our old Christmas tree came in a box. It was made in China from plastic and steel by people who may or may not have known what Christmas was. It was shiny and new–with 600 pre-lit lights! But it wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Day We Met

I had no idea the person I’d just met (38 years ago yesterday) would change my life forever, and almost entirely for good (the “almost” is purely subjective—those are the parts of each other we haven’t finished fixing yet). I’m … Continue reading

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