August 13, 2014
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I fell in love with Labrador Retrievers long before Sonoma, our Yellow Lab, joined the family eleven...

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May 18, 2014
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Well I didn’t expect that!

My oncologist summarized my status by shaking his head and in tone, posture and understatement said, “Well, you had a shorter than average remission.

Eighteen months is short. “Short...

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April 17, 2014
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Nine days, five guys in their 20s, two codgers, a single bottle of tequila, and a “We vastly underestimated this” adventure in the Utah wilderness provided every necessity for a clan of hearts inquiring and offering.

We rode...

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March 05, 2014
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About a year ago at a post-chemo appointment I raised the issue of a few aggravating side effects I was experiencing. The aftermath of my treatment had left me...

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Joy

August 11, 2013
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Sometimes it’s hard to put words to the deepest longings of our soul—this picture captures one of mine.

I see intimacy, ecstasy...the absolute, total joy of my grandson, Jameson, surfing with his father, Jared.

For Jameson...

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March 26, 2013
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I’m overwhelmed looking at a very full email inbox. I get the same feeling looking at a stack of unpaid bills. Overdue bills.

How does so much time pass between my good intentions, responding promptly, and my actual follow through? It’s...

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February 26, 2013
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Over the last several months I hit a bottom, probably not The Bottom, but a true and new bottom for me… an immobilizing of my heart, passion, soul, relationships, and spirit. I feared my state. I could share the back...

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December 04, 2012
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It’s Tuesday evening and I’m spent, dizzy from a full day chasing my tail, accomplishing nothing.  Yep, I’m living life large on 3 cylinders futzing around the house; reorganizing my junk drawer; opening bills and clipping them smartly to their...

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October 11, 2012
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I'm preparing to speak to 400 women at our women’s Captivating Retreat this Saturday on "Loving A Man". I'm pretty excited about sharing my sagely heart, what an honor! (My next thought is, ?!%$@! What a weight… 350 husbands...

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October 08, 2012
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“Every time a man knocks on a brothel door, he is really knocking for God”

 - G.K. Chesterton

 

I pick up the phone and as the unexplained sobs abate I...

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August 21, 2012
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She’s disappeared.

Several years ago my mom was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia.

If it’s true that the window of the soul is the eye, my mom’s windows are smudged and opaque, silver, muted in color and passion. Glazed, lost,...

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June 19, 2012
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I’d forgotten how sentimental the movie “Father of The Bride” is.  Together, our staff took a long lunch to watch the film and encourage our colleague Brad Beck, who will be “giving away” his daughter Brianne this weekend.

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June 14, 2012
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We were created for unimaginable levels of pleasure… isn’t that what Eden held?

 

Therefore, of course we legitimately long for all the pleasure we can squeeze out of life… that’s part of being, at the core, an Image Bearer...

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June 07, 2012
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I remember Bill Sayers and I running the Redondo Beach Village Runner Fourth of July 5K. It’s a route set on the bluffs above the ocean run by a festive mob of Los Angelinos. The holiday enthusiasm of the crowd causes most to...

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February 19, 2012
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Today is "Cycle Six, Day Ten" which in Chemotherapy parlance means that the first day of my sixth and final cycle of Chemo was ten days ago. Internally some demonstrative part of me is...

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February 06, 2012
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Do you know that feeling of returning home after being away for a while? Perhaps you’ve been out of town on vacation, visiting the in-laws, stuck on a desert island or had your head in...

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January 17, 2012
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Back Story:

A friend sent me this video link of a few surfers and a “wave” off the shore of Teahupoʻo, a village on the south-west coast of the island of...

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November 30, 2011
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Early in my Christian walk I fell into a subset of believers viewed by other believers as depreciating the call to an obedient submission to the Lordship of Christ by our “over emphasis” on the...

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October 11, 2011
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Round 2 of the 6 Round Event begins tomorrow here at my local hospital/cancer center. The drugs I took over the course of four days last month at MD Anderson will be given Tuesday, Wednesday and...

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September 21, 2011
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This evening ends “Day Nine” of my chemo-journey.

 

Here’s what I want to say to each of you, “Thank you, your prayers made a difference.”...

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