Tag: love

  • The People We Don’t Miss

    The People We Don’t Miss

    Hardly anyone ever mentions the people  we don't miss at the family gatherings. I don't mean those we love who have gone on to what I hope is an eternal celebration and not an eternal rest. I'm talking about the people who no longer gather[..]
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  • The Problem with Faith

    The Problem with Faith

    We had not spoken in four years, not since Trump got elected. She, in fact, told me she took my phone number off her phone after three decades of friendship. We had been the closest of friends. We'd raised kids together, traveled together, shopped together,[..]
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  • Serendipity Along the Way

    Serendipity Along the Way

    It is the serendipity of the road that we enjoy the most. The unexpected encounter or stop. We left Buffalo early because we were eager to get to Vermont, one of the states we’ve never visited before. We had no plans to stop along the[..]
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  • Don’t Worry, the Mormons will Save Us

    Don’t Worry, the Mormons will Save Us

    We are on our way across country. We made it all the way from Oregon to Utah before nightfall, despite getting a rather late start, the result of too much wine and wonderful food the night before with our neighbors Bert & Jeff. Bert's niece[..]
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  • The God of Doom

    The God of Doom

      Today's Cavalry comes wearing white lab coats and goggles. Those researchers and scientists who have gone without food and sleep in an effort to develop a vaccine that will surely save lives, hundreds of thousands of lives. These people are not celebrities. We may[..]
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  • God Loves You like a Granny

    God Loves You like a Granny

      Tim brought back yesterday's mail this morning, along with my Starbucks coffee. This is our ritual when he is with me. I write while he picks up the coffee. Like many who are seeking to follow the medical professionals pleas, we had a quiet[..]
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  • A Repudiation of Christ

    A Repudiation of Christ

      I once preached a Sunday morning message at a church in Lumberton, North Carolina.  The pastor had reached out to me while I was working as an editorial writer at the FayObserver in Fayetteville. He had read my book - Where's Your Jesus Now?[..]
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  • For the Love of Bob

    For the Love of Bob

    [caption id="attachment_5454" align="aligncenter" width="940"] MHaskey @ Columbus LedgerEnquirer.[/caption]   "If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk with others." - African proverb All of my life, I have had the good fortune to have been surrounded by good[..]
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  • All My Favorite People

    All My Favorite People

    Some of my friends quit church long ago, disappointed and/or hurt by a hierarchy of patriarchy, a system designed specifically to suppress the voices of all but the men in power. Just this past week I heard a woman with a doctorate declare that the[..]
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