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Marriage Doesn’t Work! Thirty-Five things I’ve learned in 35 years of marriage

Well, we made it. So far, so good. My beautiful wife Donya and I have been married 35 years today. Thirty-five years! We are one year shy of having been married twice as long as we had been living when we said, “I do.” (Sorry. I will be right back. I need to take a break and […]

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2015: A brand new start… Again #HappyNewYear

“God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness ‘night.’ And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.” Genesis 1:5 (NLT) God gave us time to keep us sane. Imagine if we did not have times designated for new beginnings, for releasing the old and embracing the new. How dreadfully painful, how utterly hopeless, […]

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Hey, Kids. History matters!

  A football genius took me to task the other day for being a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, who, as my tormentor pointed out, “Suck, man.” I gently reminded the pigskin peanut brain that the Cowboys have made eight Super Bowl appearances and have won five Lombardi trophies. The predictably tired and irretrievably ignorant retort was (of […]

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Clubbin’ with the Cavemen (A word to girls about the nature of the hunter)

I was listening to smooth, dulcet tones of Norah Jones this morning when a song titled “Soon the New Day” came on. It is a collaboration with rapper Talib Kewli and has a nice vibe to it. It also has a stark, sobering message, if you really listen to it. Listen up, girls. I am […]

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The Greybeard Chronicles: Yesterday, When I was King— or, There is No Time Like the Present

It is the habit—and the prerogative— of those of us with silver in our hair to reminisce, to rubberneck, to relish (and embellish) past heroics. I have not pastored a church since 1997. I have not suited up for a game of organized football since 1979. The further I get from the things I “used […]

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