Beloved: Celebrating Love
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 Beloved: Celebrating Love

Beloved: Celebrating Love So, here we are, it is Valentine’s Day, time to celebrate love?  This year, for their school party, I made my two young sons’ Valentines for their class party.  Long story short, I bought candy Valentines and I guess that was a no-no.  So at the last minute, I photoshopped their heads onto cupids.  Charlie will be 6 on Monday, Sam is 8.  When I did the first draft of their cards, I made Charlie a cupid …

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If You Were Loved this Much, What Could You Surrender?

If You Were Loved this Much, What Could You Surrender? I don’t contribute to criticism of other authors or their works or beliefs.  I used to, some, but now, I have my reasons.  For one thing, I don’t read a lot of non-fiction.  Especially when I am writing. One of my greatest fears when composing,is even the slightest inkling that I might take something from someone else’s heart and head, and somehow make it my own. I have sat with …

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I Didn’t Need My Husband, & He Didn’t Need Me

When I Didn’t Need My Husband, & He Didn’t Need Me What is this thing called love? From the first kiss to the “I do’s,” and the late-night feedings, big fights, great makeups, and checking account mishaps, marriage and lovey-dovey don’t always co-exist. I have said it before, I will say it again, there is nothing “cool” about man bashing. Ick. I love my husband.  He is my family.  And, he is my best friend. He mystifies, irritates, and delights …

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The Number One Key to a “Perfect” Marriage

I guess it would be ideal, and perhaps make me more “readable,” to tell you all the things that are perfect about my marriage.   But I try not to lie. It seems to me in the ways of “good” marriages and “bad” marriages, good is perfect, sweet, and easy.  Bad means, well, you don’t talk about bad. After all, especially in Christian circles, we should all get along and Jesus can fix anything. Until He doesn’t.  Which is baffling. …

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Jesus Be All Over You, and You Too

The first time I said, “Jesus be all over you,” in public, I think I was on a Facebook live. Actually, I have said it to my kids for years. And my mom always said, “Lord be with you.” Truth be told, I always answered back, “Thanks.” And my family answers back the same, “Thanks.” I guess it is only polite to acknowledge a blessing on your way out the door with a “thank you.” But today as Justin, my …

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Skinny Jeans, Fat Knees: A Study in Self Loathing

Skinny Jeans, Fat Knees: A Study in Self Loathing Who here is ready for the skinny jean fad to go ahead and get on its way? The very term, “skinny jeans” is a play on everything that was meant to be good about jeans. My 16-year-old daughter looks fantastic in them. And while I am calling out “Amens,” what cruel fresh hot sauce is it that about the time a woman must lift her breasts up from around her waist …