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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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RADICALLY REDEMPTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Radically Redemptive Relationships? You’ve Got to Be Crazy! Into Me See – It Takes A Braveheart The day has finally come when my dear friend since college (dare I say, over thirty years ago!?) Holly Stratton (lifehurts.us) and I share our debut VIDEOCASTS: Radically Redemptive Relationships: Finding Common Ground For Love’s Sake. The videocasts were […]

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BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

It was 25 degrees outside. Windchill of 5. The sun was just rising and the last thing I wanted to do was to put on my layers of running clothes, lace up my rarely-used, but guaranteed to make you want to exercise Hoka’s. But I did. I was resolute. When the wind blasted my face, […]

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HOW I FOUND $36,000!

  I didn’t want to go. I didn’t have time to go. But I remembered what it was like to be confined, unable to even get your own Chapstick. (And in the dry heat of Colorado that can be traumatic.) In fact, as I drove on this reluctant errand, I recalled when my parents discovered […]

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THE SLOW FADE OF LOVE – RADICALLY REDEEMING RELATIONSHIPS

        We met under a street light and started talking about everything . . . the war between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, the Pope, the South (in the 1970’s), boys (in the 1970’s), Jesus, and the strange soup that they served in the Dining Common that married the unlikely flavors of […]

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