Monthly Archives: September 2016

Shame, Shame, Shame

The Subject is Shame …and the amazing things people do with it. There are ways of “Acting Shameless”. Things like perfectionism, controlling others, rage, arrogance, criticism and blame, judgmentalism and moralizing, contempt, patronizing, caretaking, people-pleasing, envy, are often escapes from … Continue reading

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Grace Illustrated

Recently, in a sermon I quoted a brief poetic verse to illustrate Grace, a verse that has been a favorite of mine for many years. It was the last two lines of the poem found below. They express my own … Continue reading

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Go Love an Enemy?

Go Love an Enemy and Call Me in the Morning An encounter from my early days of pastoring has recently come to mind, perhaps because I don’t yet understand it. This happened in the early 70’s at a church that … Continue reading

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No More Games

Here is another “Marriage Minute” from my book, available at I hope this encourages you in assertive communication. Marriage Minute #198 Free From Game Playing Let’s take a minute to look at another thing Virginia Satir told us about … Continue reading

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