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adventures in small talk: episode 3

if you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’re well aware of my small talk deficiency. after a couple of minutes, my ability to engage someone in conversation quickly expires to the point of a milk carton in a college student’s refrigerator. (see my previous posts, adventures in small talk… 

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adventures in small talk: episode 2

if you’ve seen my previous post, you already know that i’m socially awkward when it comes to small talk. i lack an athletic gene, and i’m also missing a small talk gene. and while Facebook allows us to become more connected in an easy way, unfortunately it has contributed to… 

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adventures in small talk: episode 1

there are a few things missing from my dna strand. in addition to an absence of athletic ability—which somehow got passed from my father to my brother, and skipped me—i also lack a small talk gene. i have the complete ability to shut down a conversation and lead it to… 

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the unpost

hey, parent, i saw that stream of posts about your kid’s accomplishments. yeah, we’re excited too. you’ve got a great kid. we’re big fans. congrats on that little league trophy. on making the team. on that dance recital—she looked so beautiful. on that college scholarship. on that report card—wow, all… 

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out of the ashes

when it comes to movies, i handed in my man card a long time ago. while many guys i know include movies like Gladiator and Braveheart in their favorites, mine include Shadowlands, The Help and The Incredibles. so with that disclaimer, it should come as no surprise that i added… 

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the gospel of right choices

there’s more than one way to get to where you need to go. it’s why i don’t just look up directions on the maps app on my phone. i also check out google maps. sometimes they are in sync, other times they provide different ways to get to my desired… 

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from this day forward

“to have and to hold” “from this day forward” what was your wedding day like? was it Pinterest perfect, with . . . personalized touches candles framed quotes lettered perfectly burlap and every petal perfectly in place? or, if you’re like me, it was over 21 years ago today (Sept… 

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“it’s thundering and lightning, get away from that window” my wife declared anxiously from the other side of the room of our newlywed nest. “it’s no big deal,” i answered. “i’ve grown up in Georgia. i’ve seen a few thunderstorms in my life.” her request seemed silly to me. she’s… 

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in the shadow of plenty

“In this world you will have trouble . . .” Jesus said those words to His disciples, in John 16:33. and thousands of years later, we can all give a resounding “Amen” to that, can’t we? in the years you’ve been living and breathing, you undoubtedly experienced some degree of… 

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no more mr. nice guy

somewhere in my 40s, i’ve lost something. not my vision—even though i can’t read small print. or my waistline—it’s there somewhere. no, i lost something else. something much more valuable. and now days after turning 47, i find myself having to work to regain it. i lost my kindness and gentleness…. 

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level 47

this month, i unlock level 47. i didn’t do much to achieve this. i didn’t run a marathon. defeat an ogre. jump through a maze. rescue a princess. capture enough gold coins. stop an alien invasion. i merely lived. i didn’t die. i hope that continues for awhile. i’m in the middle… 

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