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Romance: Hand in Hand and Side by Side

Years ago, when my Norwegian Artist husband and I were poor college students, we didn’t have money to go on a proper date. So we took long walks instead. (As an aside, we were often passed by a couple in … Continue reading

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Compassion and Pride Don’t Mix

The people who, theoretically, are supposed to show compassion, too often don’t. And that is wrenchingly sad. Against all my better instincts, I wandered around a locally-based social media page, one that extols itself for “speaking the truth, and proud … Continue reading

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Movies Aren’t Real — But Life Is

Real life doesn’t look like the movies. It looks real and deep and genuine. Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen, It’s Not Because We’re Bad

Too many Christians believe that they are unsatisfactory to God, and His primary purpose is to punish them for wrongdoing — in order to make them “better.” Why kind of father thinks like this? Continue reading

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Who Cares Who You Voted for — Whom Do You Love?

The peculiar thing about living in a mass media culture is that we feel as if we know people we actually know nothing about, like Don, or Hillary, Barack, George Jr. and his good old dad, Ron, Bill, Beyonce, Oprah, … Continue reading

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Do You Suspect That You Don’t Matter?

Truth drops into our laps when we¬†chit chat. During one such light conversation, a business colleague mentioned her frustration in dealing with a quasi-non-profit organization — ostensibly out to help small businesses — that runs just like a government bureaucracy. … Continue reading

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Love, from Paris

The story of the painting Love, from Paris by Steve Henderson Fine Art. There’s something about Paris, France that is timeless in its sense of vogue. And there’s something, as well, about the sophisticated classiness of the 1940s and 1950s. … Continue reading

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How the Corporate World Infects Christianity

Excellence. It’s an intriguing word, one that I, personally, never associate with Christianity, nor my walk with God. Humility, grace, mercy, love, patience, Fatherhood — these words roll gently off the tongue and into the heart, inspiring me daily to … Continue reading

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“Hello,” “Good-bye,” and “Jesus Loves You!”

I don’t know how you answer the phone, but generally I say, “Hello,” or “Good Morning (Afternoon, Evening).” Sometimes, when I do the Good Afternoon routine there’s a pause at the other end until someone timidly asks, “Is this a … Continue reading

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Desperately Trying to Fit in

I spent far too much time, as a child, desperately trying to fit in. It’s understandable, given that our school system — like our corporate office culture — is designed to homogenize people, reducing everyone’s individuality to a standardization of … Continue reading

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