Tag Archives: Friendship

On the Subject of Men

This last weekend I had a wonderful time with my daughter’s family, who drove to Ohio from Missouri to spend time with me and take some of their belongings home. It was a wonderful balm to my heart to have … Continue reading

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Death and Life, Loss and Gain

Pondering a challenging response to a friend today, I realize that I am, at times, just barely holding on. In nearly every way, life has gotten harder since the death of my amazingly loving husband. Concerning life in general, I … Continue reading

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A Widow’s Modest Proposal to the Lord

Earlier this year, after my husband’s death, I went to the mortuary on business. As I was leaving, I mentioned that now that I am living alone, I find myself talking to inanimate objects around the house. The man who … Continue reading

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Many Reasons to Give Thanks

Road trips, adventures, and fantastic friends and family are some of the many things for which to give thanks. On the day my husband died, I gave thanks that I was able to be with him. I had sprung him … Continue reading

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How We Speak

Facebook can be a remarkable place of learning. Posts are instructive to analyze. It is instructive to see how often worthy arguments regarding an important subject only preach to other people who already feel the same way that the writer … Continue reading

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Pray For A Eucatastrophe

Some time ago I wrote a blog post about the friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. On my book page I wrote this: To cut to the chase, let me suggest a book that seems perfectly tailored for reading … Continue reading

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Personal Battles

Not very long ago, I posted a request on my personal Facebook page for a close friend battling a rare disease. I share it now and ask my readers who are praying sorts to please do so for my friend. … Continue reading

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The Problem Child

I have heard it said that the problem child never really leaves home. I know that I have occasionally been that child, turning up from time to time, asking for help. But this problem child would like it to be … Continue reading

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Litmus Tests and Lectures

In life, we are often called upon to make judgments. Sometimes officially — in our job, on a jury, whether the new employee is trustworthy to have keys to the building. But litmus tests abound in social life as well. … Continue reading

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A Short Fuse

I apologize if I have been rude to you.  I lashed out at a friend the other day.  I just lost my temper.  I have not felt very well put together of late. I seem to have little margin to … Continue reading

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