Tag Archives: love

Verb or Noun?

Some things can be both a verb and a noun (fish, call, ride). But I only know of one thing that must be a verb before it can be a noun: Love Yesterday was World Refugee Day, by the way. A … Continue reading

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unexpected gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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My Father’s Apple Trees

(See video below) My dad (lower right hand corner) was a compact kid whose four big sisters called him “Wee Willy.” But he was a scrapper. Bigger and tougher inside than out. At 15, he forged his parent’s signature and … Continue reading

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Do You Love Me, Dad?

So, I finally figured out my dad loved me. (Why are guys’ relationship with their dads so complicated?)  It wasn’t when I wanted to find out, twenty years after my dad died. But, hey, better late than never, right? Still, if … Continue reading

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Mythologize Yourself

  The Legend: The sun hung like an ambered jewel betwixt the clouds as Prince Mitch hacked his way into the Dandelion Forest. Legion were those that stood against him, beyond counting the blades he faced. Yet all that affronted … Continue reading

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The Cross

The cross isn’t a means of forgiveness. It’s proof of it.

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God is Love

  1 John 4:8 tells us  “God is love.”  Therefore,  if we do not act out of love we do not act for God. Period.  Note: This should never be perceived as passiveness or sentiment. Real love is a fierce and interfering … Continue reading

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