Tag Archives: Taken In Hand

Needing– and NOT Needing– Him

It’s nine o’clock in the morning and I’ve already been up for over 4 hours. It’s partly the jet lag that just won’t resolve. And it’s partly because I drove him to the airport very early. I’m starting to write … Continue reading

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Be the Leader She Needs

We possibly can agree upon the characteristics of good leadership: Authoritative Capable Decisive Logical Planner Ability to motivate Clear statements of intentions Consideration of needs and interests Listening skills Trustworthy (evokes trust) Fair Delegates (i.e., uses the strengths of others … Continue reading

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This Thing We Do

  There is an interesting little phrase/acronym floating around out there in recent years, and it’s been claimed by a very specific community which at best operates on the fringes of what some might consider polite society. I have a … Continue reading

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Passion

  Back on a very hot day in July, SJ and I got to attend a rally on the National Mall called “Together 2016.”  It was described as a “once in a generation millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering.” They were … Continue reading

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Communication

When I began this blog, I was coming off of 3 years of having a pretty troubled  marriage turning better.  I had learned a lot of lessons.  I thought I’d be able to write about these lessons sagely, as though … Continue reading

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Holding Hands

  My absence from writing in all forms is beginning to take its toll on me.  Barely a day could go by that I didn’t need to be engaged in some form of writing.  Events of the past several months … Continue reading

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The Submission-Leadership Conundrum

Chicken and the Egg. Or, give and take. In every relationship there is a give and take. Sometimes you give more and sometimes you take more, and it’s never good to keep score. It just is what it is. When … Continue reading

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Focused on Blessings

  Every single marriage will fall upon hard times, challenging times, tiresome times.  The tyranny of the tasks of life and the world around suddenly invades your happy little nest, and before you know it you’re thinking (saying?) hateful things … Continue reading

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In a Funk

Yeesh. 500 words or less is REALLY hard for me.  A discipline I must really put my mind to. Life continues to go careening forward full tilt as we proceed with our move.  House on the market tomorrow.  All the … Continue reading

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In the Crazy Moments

Life has been insane.  It doesn’t seem possible, but I’ve actually been too busy to write.  That hardly ever happens.  And, lack of writing time sort of unbalances me. We are moving.  It’s a good move, one I’ve looked forward … Continue reading

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