Mid-May Musings

It’s springtime. Here in north Orange County, the jacaranda trees are beginning to bloom, and we are seeing the overcast morning skies of ‘June Gloom.’ This spring I discovered how wonderful orange blossoms smell. It shows how much this county has changed in the last fifty years, that this is my seventeenth spring here, and... Continue Reading →

Romance Isn’t Dead. . .

I am an introspective kind of person, so in the past month, as I’ve struggled to ‘take every thought captive’ (2 Cor. 10:5) I have also tried to figure out why I am having a thought problem at all. It feels as though it cropped up randomly, during a time when I had been feeling... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Lives

It’s strange, but I often feel like I’ve lived two different lives. There is a clear dividing line between the two, at my twenty-fourth birthday, which coincided closely with being discharged from the Coast Guard. My family is a kind of bridge between the two different lives. When I visit my parents at my childhood... Continue Reading →

It’s Probably Just Astroturf!

For a couple of weeks, I was more emotional than usual. I have been struggling with a restlessness and discontentment that is pulling me in the wrong direction. It is always difficult for me to decide how much I ought to share in my blog. I can have a tendency to over-communicate, so I try... Continue Reading →

Skipping the Appetizers

I don’t suppose there is a greater compliment in this life than being sought after by someone of the opposite sex. Isn’t that the heart of real romance, being sought? Hollywood wants to make romance equivalent to lust. Being desired in that way may be flattering, at times, but it is no compliment to the... Continue Reading →

God Is In The Details

Platitudes are a pet-peeve of mine. By the age of thirty, I needed a shovel to clear a path through all of the platitudes about singleness that had been dumped on me. When people don’t know what to say, they fall back on the old standbys. While I am the last person that can criticize... Continue Reading →

Lost In The Crowd On Easter

All my life, I have gone to church every Sunday, unless I was sick or had to work. It began when I was a child; church was a mandatory family affair. I never minded going, and the older I became, the more invested I became in going. Because the church I grew up attending was... Continue Reading →

What Am I Forgetting?

I had a week off from work, and I spent some time with my family. I returned home feeling at loose ends. I turned on my desktop computer and it began making a loud noise. Almost instantly, anxiety welled in my gut. I complained to God: Lord, I know that I need to plan on getting... Continue Reading →

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