Tag Archives: Love

A Year of Thanksgiving

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While we’re devouring turkey, stuffing, cranberry salad and pumpkin pie, among other goodies, I hope we won’t forget what we’re celebrating.  This year I am especially grateful. I thank God for life, for another day, another year, of living.  After having a stroke in … Continue reading

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Life Beyond a Stroke

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I was living life fully loaded: teaching opportunities were suddenly plentiful, spending time with family and friends was a joy, and getting ready for anther year of CBS was just around the corner.  I had lots of ideas and plans and life … Continue reading

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Fearful Attraction

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I developed a fear of dogs as a toddler after going eyeball to eyeball with an aggressive dachshund in a dark hallway.  (Even a small dog, when its paws are on your two-year-old shoulders, is terrifying.)  Thereafter, unfamiliar dogs would routinely respond to and thereby reinforce … Continue reading

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One Faith; Different Vocabularies

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Every Christian should be able to state the foundational truth of his or her faith in Jesus Christ and an experiential reality of living as his disciple. But we will not all use the same vocabulary. In some Christian denominations … Continue reading

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Forward Looking Hope

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My family lost a loved one this week.  Wednesday’s funeral service for my Uncle Carl was a lovely tribute to his well-lived life, and the lunch that followed was an opportunity to share hugs, tears and laughter with aunts, uncles, and cousins.  It … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Any Day

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An article on Mother’s Day from the National Women’s History Project describes the women who inspired and founded Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis and her daughter, also an Anna.  “The younger Anna Jarvis was only twelve years old in 1878 when … Continue reading

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Is Love Contagious?

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Is love contagious?  Can trust be transmitted to others? Paul J. Zak, author of the forthcoming book The Moral Molecule, documents a connection between demonstrations of love and trust and levels of the hormone oxytocin.  He says in a recent Wall Street Journal article describing … Continue reading

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Is God Love or is Love God?

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Love is… I’ve read appropriately lovely thoughts on the subject of love in several blogs today.  What else is there to say?  Do we really need one more “love” post? Probably not, but what the heck. We all talk about love like … Continue reading

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