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The Calendar Page Turns…

….and it is February 1st! Which means…..a big sporting event will captivate us this week, leading to lots of planning for how to spend the afternoon next Sunday consuming food, football, and the always ‘entertaining’ marketing creativity displayed in lots of … More >>

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It’s all about the Follow-thru

February 11, 2015 – In my former life, I spent LOTS to time in bowling alleys (as they were called back in the day)…..my teenage hangout was Victory Lanes, Pacific Beach, CA…..named apparently because it was built just after WWII … More >>

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So, whatcha gonna do for your bride for Valentine’s Day?

February 6, 2015 “Uh…..oh yea, just around the corner, isn’t it? Thank you for waking me up!” So went the brief conversation with a young friend of ours, who was trying to get her creative thoughts flowing – what could … More >>

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Husbands and Fathers – When Everything Changes…

11.4.14 When you become a husband, your life changes. When you become a father, your life changes again…. When your children grow and they begin their own “sacred marriage” journey,  you will find yourself on yet another journey – hope you … More >>

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A Nurtured Marriage Is Like An Avocado Tree

10.27.14 Dr. Rick Langer recently shared a story – he and his wife Shari found a fruitful avocado tree in the backyard of their new residence – the tree kept them well supplied with avocados for several weeks during the … More >>

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The BEST Week…

2.10.2014 The BEST week…. To celebrate your relationship …Or fall into a pool of functional despair! What should I do, oh what should I do for Valentine’s Day!?  The day sits there each year, begging us to do something…anything…to celebrate … More >>

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Why Did I Get Married?

9.20.2013 @ 8.55 am Tyler Perry uses this phrase as a title to his popular film about marriage, conflict, and the often difficult path to resolving both everyday differences as well as deeply entrenched, on-going struggles. Most of us didn’t get married … More >>

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Highway 20 Ride: Thoughts on the challenges of parenting alone

4.20.2013 @ 10:47 am Some of my favorite people are parents who are parenting alone – those that face the daily challenge to meet the needs of their children, provide for their family, and nurture even a sliver of a … More >>

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Love Letter to my Wife

3.15.2013 @ 11:45 am I have been attending an early Saturday morning men’s bible study for a couple of years now here at Trinity Church – not as a “leader” but as a participant, because pastors need the accountability, the … More >>

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Timing is Everything – Sometimes!

2.15.2013 @ 4:35 pm O.K., one more brief visit to our little house in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. Since Karen and I did not have a team to work with, a local church to attend, even babysitters to hire for a brief … More >>

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