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WHAT IS AN INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP?

  The headlines crush us again with stories of inappropriate relationships that result in severe consequences — the loss of job, reputation, and trust. I’m afraid we read the headlines and fill in the story with images from terrible television shows like Mistresses or country western songs that tell stories of lost lovers or lost dogs or […]

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WHAT STORIES ARE WORTH TELLING?

  A stately Norwegian man with white hair and sparkling blue eyes stood before a bunch of beat-up, bedraggled, brave women.  He was giving us some final words before we left the place-of-no-other-choice to join a world filled with too many choices.  We were at Haselden – a treatment center hidden in the tall Minnesota […]

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

It all began with Fifty Shades of Grey. I should explain.  As many of you have kindly noted and inquired about, I haven’t written a blog for a long time.  Quite honestly, I didn’t have anything to say.  My own health struggles left me barely able to work and crawl home to sleep.  The heartache of […]

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STARS TWINKLING THROUGH THE CRACKS — SALVATION STORY #30

Wow!  It has been a long time since I’ve written — not because there have been no salvation stories, but perhaps because there have been so many of them.  Salvation Stories beginning, unfolding, confusing, challenging, terrifying, encouraging, emerging, disentangling, releasing, unravelling, confounding, baffling, arousing, exacting, imposing, heartbreaking, and continuing  . . . . If I used […]

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THE BRAVE CHANGE – SALVATION STORY #29

OCTOBER 1, 2012 begins the testing period for the Mobile Phone Apps I’ve been working on to bring Therapy to the IPhone; to bring what is not seen (true reality – that require faith to see there’s more than meets the eye; an opportunity to look at incredibly private and personal issues like body image […]

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WHAT IF GOD WERE ONE OF US? SALVATION STORY #26

I haven’t written for several weeks, because I have been involved in a new project — creating phone apps!  As my son said, “Who would have thought you would be working in technology?!”  The truth is, it has been a lot of fun and a great outlet for renewed creative juices.  The mobile phone/tablet apps are […]

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SWEET DREAMS — SALVATION STORY #23

  Last night, as I was sleeping I dreamt — marvelous error! — that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. Robert Antonio Machado   “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” […]

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ONLY THE LONELY — SALVATION STORY #19

The second word that God formed in my heart to meditate on while I was in Asia was “individuality.”  I wondered about this word until I met all the amazingly unique people — just on the small team that I was privileged to travel with.   And then I had the chance to wander the […]

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A REALLY TRUE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE — SALVATION STORY #16, The Edited Version”

This is the edited version of the blog I sent out last night.  Apparently, the tears that were still in my eyes blinded me to all the typos or I simply forgot to use the miracle of spellcheck. I went to a movie with my parents tonight — that seems to be a new American […]

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A REALLY, TRULY, FOR REAL MIRACLE FOR ME EVERY DAY – SALVATION STORY #16

I went to a movie with my parents tonight — that seems to be a new American Christmas tradition, doesn’t it?  My dad picked it out — War Horse.  All of the Internet posts used words like “beloved”, “hopeful” and “inspirational that are translatable to our own lives as well when times are tough.”  Who could […]

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