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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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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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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

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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CHRISTMAS AMBIGUITY

        I really don’t know why I like the commercial of Lady Gaga singing, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” with Tony Bennett in Barnes & Noble, but I do. I can’t explain why I won’t go to church on Christmas Eve to watch the church children follow the donkey with the specially-picked child who gets […]

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