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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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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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WHY ME? WHY AM I STILL SINGLE? RADICALLY REDEMPTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

The next videocast is about one of the most confusing, painful realities that I face and hear about from others. Singleness. It taunts you in a house full of people. It greets you at the end of a day, after you’ve done everything you’re supposed to do. It walks with you through the aisles of […]

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PARENTHOOD

Today is our fifth videocast in our series about Radically Redemptive Relationships.  There is probably no other area in life where we experience more pain, hope, heartache, and desire . . . and I think God intended it to be that way. My prayer is that we will not be afraid to look a little […]

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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

The next videocast in the Radically Redemptive Relationships: 2 Woman Find Common Ground for the Sake of Love is about Scandalous Relationships. You can watch it at https://youtu.be/ui72Q07ECMY. We all read the headlines: “8 Church Scandals That May Have Challenged Your Faith;” “Today it’s Tulian: Will the Scandals Never End;” “Scandal Rocks biggest Christian Network” […]

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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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TATTOO OF BETRAYAL

Everyone is talking about it. Betrayal. Whether it’s a pastor whose name was discovered in the Ashley Madison hack or President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran – that some say is an unforgivable betrayal of Israel – betrayal makes us run for cover in fear that we might be the next to be betrayed or […]

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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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