Tag: Relationships

45-Years: Love Hurts

  The new movie 45-Years is not a romantic movie in the typical sense of the word. This is real live, it’s harsh, honest and at time hard to watch. The movie is about a couple, whose 45-the wedding anniversary is coming up, when the wife learns of a relationship her husband has been hiding,…

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Prayer: Perhaps It’s Not What We Think!

For the last decade or so prayer has been tough for me. The institutional church ruined the whole idea of prayer because what I was taught to do (how to pray) seems selfish and not like the prayers I read about that uttered from the lips of Jesus. I don’t buy into prosperity doctrine. To…

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Give Me One More Week

Why is it that vacations are rarely long enough? Just when you start to relax and become human again the airline ticket says it’s time to go home. I can only remember a few vacations where I really was ready to go back to work. Most of those included family reunions but this time we…

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34 Years Ago Today

More than three decades ago, this day, my stomach was in a knot as I prepared for my first date with a girl named Kathy Diehm. She and her family were headed to a Duck game in Eugene and on her return that night our plan was to go see a movie and we did.…

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The Ocean Continues to Call me.

There is something about the ocean that brings great calm to my life. I’ve always had a connection to the sea. As I sit in the second story of the family beach home, Little Haystack Rock looks at me the same way it has for more than four decades. The noise of everyday life is…

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My Battle with the “F” word.

  See this picture? Isn’t that the way we all want to see ourselves to some degree? I want to be a guy who fights for what’s right, what’s good and what is pure. My problem is the “F” word keeps getting in the way. Just when I think I’m making progress another test of…

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Just Stuff your Labels….Please

I am a fortunate (blessed) man. I get to scour through hours and hours of video listening to some of the greatest statements and nuggets of truth that enrich my thoughts and my life. Yes, I’m referring to the Hatfield Project. As the election nears I can’t help but think how different people were 50…

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