Tag Archives: Love

The Strange and the Stranger

Who do you need to make space for that is strange to you? Who is your “hard to love” person? On every street and in every home lives someone who is hard to love. If you look down your street … Continue reading

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Exclusion or Embrace?

How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. – … Continue reading

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It’s Your World, We’re Just Trying To Live In It

Hubris, noun an extreme and unreasonable feeling of pride and confidence in yourself: “Hubris brought him down in the end.” —Cambridge Dictionary As a young man, I felt that one of my great strengths was my self-confidence. I felt that … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

“Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchill You can’t handle the truth! – Jack Nicholson All character flaws involve self-deception. What’s sobering about … Continue reading

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Extra Grace Required

Everyone has a family member that is hard to love. If you don’t know who that particularly challenging-to-love person is, chances are it is you. It is quite sobering to imagine that I am someone’s hard to love person. In … Continue reading

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The Kindness of God

The king said, “Is there anyone remaining of the house of Saul? (2 Samuel 9:3) In virtually every gangster films there are some very predictable tropes. It doesn’t matter which film it is. Films like The Godfather trilogies, Donnie Brasco, … Continue reading

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Joe and Lynette’s eHarmony Epic Failure

In spite of ourselvesWe’ll end up a’sittin’ on a rainbowAgainst all oddsHoney, we’re the big door prizeWe’re gonna spite our nosesRight off of our facesThere won’t be nothin’ but big old heartsDancin’ in our eyes. — John Prine Lynette and … Continue reading

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