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BREAKING NEWS: There Really is a Conspiracy

As the season of coronavirus continues, we are less “in this together” and more divided as we pick our perspective on the pandemic: * Electromagnetic waves from 5G networks caused the virus to hit.* Bill Gates released the COVID-19 in a plot to vaccinate the world’s population.* The virus escaped from a Chinese lab.* COVID […]

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The Way Back: Becoming Real

The way back reminds me of a familiar childhood story. Let’s read it again, thinking about our way back to becoming real: “What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, as they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, just before Nana came in to tidy up the room. “Does it mean having […]

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Little Earthquakes Everywhere

From Belonging: Finding the Way Back to One Another Before the summer earthquake in my story, I believed a relationship with my daughter was too painful and too hard. I didn’t know that the heartache and the challenges were grace to show me the way back to the One who loved me, despite the pain and challenges […]

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The Convos

Do you want to have a conversation after the election? A conversation that’s not about “them?” This is about us. It’s a conversation about listening. It’s about speaking without resorting to the intellectual gymnastics of trying to be in control. It’s about the making and unmaking of the human soul. Out of deep passion for […]

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HOW THE BACHELOR SCHOOLED STANFORD WITH WINE & KISSES

I kissed watching The Bachelor goodbye. Yes, I have joined millions in watching many episodes over the seasons of the wildly popular show. Overall, 8.33 million viewers tune into The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, and the programs pull their highest rating share in the 18-49 year-old demographic. I laughed at the ridiculous antics of contestants […]

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REMEMBERING COLUMBINE AND 4/20

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THE TERRIBLE, BEAUTIFUL WASTE

I kicked a gas pump last week and shouted a word I hardly ever use. The gas pump gave me 1-2 gallons of gas and then shut down, and I had to cancel the transaction and start the process all over again. And then I took my car through the car wash, which trapped it […]

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BETRAYAL – RADICALLY REDEMPTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

This is the next videocast in the Radically Redemptive Relationships series. We talk about betrayal, but the truth is that we can’t put words to it.  We were made to never be betrayed, and so we don’t manage it well. We rage at God, we hurt others, and ourselves.  Betrayal is the exact opposite of […]

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WHAT IF KYLE WERE ONE OF US? 4 THINGS WE MUST KNOW ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

“I . . um . . . I’m pretty sure . . . that I will never be loved.” Kyle told me those words about nine years ago when he began to see me after just being recently diagnosed with schizophrenia. It wasn’t the illness that Kyle blamed for being unworthy of love – it was […]

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STAY SKINNY . . . STAY HUNGRY?

RADICALLY REDEMPTIVE RELATIONSHIPS – FINDING COMMON GROUND FOR THE SAKE  OF LOVE https://youtu.be/Stay Skinny or Stay Hungry?OMKJOZpYOa8 When my daughter became sick, I could hardly comprehend the reality that she – my wild child, joy of my life – was ill with a disease that kills more young woman, between the ages of 17-23, in […]

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