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At Least You Tried 

March 9, 2016

A client of mine drives a taxi part-time. Although it is a second job and is requiring some long hours, the job is allowing him to see many sides of life in his city, and he likes this. He recently told me that sometimes he shuttles children from homeless shelters to school if school bus…

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Keeping a Discipline

March 9, 2016

It’s 9:17 Wednesday morning. I am sitting on the loveseat in my office, drinking a cup of coffee. I’ve already exercised, had my morning meditation, and gotten showered and ready for work. My office door is closed, the phone is on Do Not Disturb, my secretary knows not to interrupt me unless someone is bleeding…

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Was Jesus Wise? Are You?

August 26, 2015

Dear Blog Friends and Readers, I recently preached at a Lutheran church here in SC and I have been asked for copies of my sermon. I am posting it to my blog for ease, knowing that sermons are not my typical blog. You are welcome to read it and even comment. Or if this isn’t…

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Spring Cleaning: Your relationship needs it, too!

March 27, 2015

I get the bug every year about this time. The Spring Cleaning Bug. The pillow that falls in my face every time I open the linen closet, the pillow I would so casually crunch back onto a shelf without even a second thought, that pillow falling in my face, as of yesterday, caused groaning and…

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My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You

February 17, 2015

After spending a month going back and forth between home and the hospital with her sick husband, a client of mine began a session by saying this: I have learned something this week. I will never again say to someone, “My thoughts and prayers are with you.” I will say instead, “I would like to…

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Two Hundred and Two Years Of Marriage: A Group Collaboration

January 14, 2015

Over the holidays, my husband, daughter, and I participate in two “ritual” dinner parties. One is affectionately known as “The Night Before The Night Before”, (TNBTNB) and the other is our New Year’s Eve Dinner Extravaganza. (NYEDE) Because I wasn’t thinking about the possibility that these occasions would continue for decades, which they both have,…

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Your Highest and Best Self: Another Lesson From the World of Dance

November 17, 2014

“Don’t look at me. Stop looking at me. Don’t, Don’t, DON”T look at me.” These words from one of my dance instructors, as we were in dance hold and he was taking me through a new-to-me quickstep pass. He stopped us. “Why are you doing that?” he asked me, looking me straight in the eye,…

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Car wrecks, earthquakes, heart disease, and good-byes

November 11, 2014

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Like Dorothy creeping through the haunted woods with the tin man on one arm and the scarecrow on the other, I have been creeping through my own woods, lately, wondering when the next scary thing would show up. In these past…

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It’s Not That Simple

August 13, 2014

I have hesitated for several days now, thinking, praying, reading.  I am not sure I can say what I want to say correctly, without hurting someone’s feelings, without stepping on some toes. I am not even sure I am gifted enough with words to write accurately what I believe deep in my core. I am…

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Intentionality: Whatever you allow

July 13, 2014

I am still not use to the surprises that the internet brings to my life.  At a July 4th celebration, in another city at a friend’s house, I introduced myself to someone who said, “Oh my gosh.  I read your blog.  And I’ve noticed that you haven’t posted anything recently.  I’ve really missed your posts.”…

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