Is St. Peter a Bouncer?

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Presidential candidates are asked, so I’m told, “When you stand before the gates of the kingdom, and God inquires, ‘Why should I let you in?’ what would you say?” I take this to be a test …

None of Us Has a Script For This

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We had a death in our family last week. A man very unexpectedly died and he left a family and a wife. And there’s no script for this. There is no script for the aftermath of an …

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October 17 2014

I Am Not Okay

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Are you okay? They see you cry. They see you fall in a fast, steep crumble. Are you okay? There's so much to fear, so much to worry about. They roll up their sleeves: what can be done? Is it going …

Why I’m Crazy Enough To Go For a Year Without the Internet

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I took an entire year off of the Internet. No, not the year 1982. It was the year 2010. Before I did it, I was deeply addicted, to blogging, social networking, my email…the works. I dropped …

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October 15 2014

If Oprah Asked Me

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“The Life You Want Weekend” is hopping around and happening in various cities across our country right now--from Atlanta to Detroit to D.C., with several locations in between and before--what I imagine will be--a climatic …

Attack of the Six-Pack Childbearers

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Don't back down. The world needs you right now. By now you've surely had enough of it--mommies who claim to be "just like you and me" boasting visual evidence of their success in bringing their bodies …

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