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Fierce Love

I’m not a violent person. In fact, when I was studying method acting in college—the tap-into-your-feelings approach made famous by Brando and De Niro—I had difficulty inhabiting a particularly violent role because I’d never felt the desire to hurt anyone. … Continue reading

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Perfect Love

Happy Father’s Day!

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Attack of the Lusty Cicadas!

Flashback: I took a cross-country trip when I was 15. We stopped to make sandwiches at a park in Amarillo, Texas. I remember two things about that park: First, it was where I met my lifelong pen pal Judy. Second, there was … Continue reading

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Dog Days

The term “dog days” means the hottest part of summer, and it’s technically only spring where I live (though temps are near 90 right now). But if you’re a dog, all days are dog days! Dog Breeds Lavatory Retriever (“Get help, Lassie!”) … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

I had a wonderful mom, and am truly grateful for her.  But I also want to celebrate the beautiful girl who loved me, then without losing a drop somehow magically filled up with love for our first child (every time … Continue reading

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Our Greatest Fear

“All that matters is faith expressing itself through love.” ~Galatians 5:6

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My 40th Spiritual Birthday

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 40 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!”…

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