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We Are All Hurt People

We Are All Hurt People

The past is more than water under the bridge. It lingers with us as a sort of spirit, a guiding force. Some spirits nurture us and sustain us. That’s how my mother and my grandmother live on with me to this day. Their kindness and courage and hope offer reliable...
Dealing With Our Pain

Dealing With Our Pain

Some things wear my little introverted self out and I just have to rest. Mostly, those things involve being with people. Don’t get me wrong. I really like being with people. But, introverts like me expend tons of energy when we’re with others. Besides, I feel and...
Swimming with the Undertow

Swimming with the Undertow

Jeff’s college girlfriend Maryanne had made the minimum number of repairs on a long-abandoned, battered Buick Skylark to get it running again. Sort of. So the three of us thought it was a great idea to drive it to Florida for Spring Break. We camped at an ocean-side...

It’s Personal

Whether it’s a restored relationship, forgiveness for harm you’ve caused, restored health, or a bowl of rice when you’re hungry, Good News is always God’s response to your very specific bad news. It’s personal. Here are some thoughts about that: How have you...
Loving Imperfect People

Loving Imperfect People

Everybody you meet is a mix of the dazzling and the dismal. And these are just the people you’re given to love. Including the one looking back at you in the mirror. Here’s a brief meditation on how to love imperfect people. How to love yourself. Have a listen: I say...