Are You Alone Together?

“You’re with your other husband again,’ Marilyn’s only husband would say every time she turned to her cellphone while the two were driving to dinner.  She thought he was just being his witty-self.”  But then his words began to get to her. In the last couple of years, I have written increasingly about our preoccupation…

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What Will They Say?

Do you ever wonder, if you could be a fly on the wall at your office, your home, your friend’s house, or even your church – what would you hear people saying about you?  Would they speak of your kindness and generosity or are they more likely to be discussing your self-centered arrogance?  Do people…

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Why Bother?

Oh the things that we stumble onto when we are cleaning out.  A couple of weeks ago I was going through some old books when I came across a grocery store coupon that was inside one of them.  All I can figure is that at some point in time, when I was reading it, I…

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Do You See?

While people’s inclinations seem to be the same from generation to generation, the nuances of the differences in issues can vary.  One of those issues that has changed faster than our relational insights, has been around technology – particularly cell phones.  I can assure you that 20 years ago I was not dealing with this…

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Messy Imperfection

Have you ever found yourself sitting with someone who “has it all together?”  They seem to have the perfect tan, the ideal job, the flawless children, unmatchable vacations, teeth that can’t get any whiter, and not a hair out of place.  How relaxed did you feel in their presence?  My guess is, not very.  Instead…

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