November 1, 2022
LILY Letter 82: Giving Thanks This Month & All Year Long

​Remember to be grateful. It will make you happy. The end. Just kidding! We have a bit more to say about the magical subject of gratitude and giving thanks. After several years of financial poverty in Jeff's mid-single years, he finally start to turn things around. While living in Texas that summer, he needed a […]

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January 20, 2022
THE THINGS "EVERYBODY KNOWS"

When I was a kid, my mom used to subscribe to "Woman's Day" and other women's magazines. She would leave these issues in the bathroom. Sometimes when I would go in to use the bathroom I would pick up one of these magazines and read an article. If you know anything about women's magazines, they […]

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December 23, 2021
AN UNUSUAL ANNIVERSARY

December 23, 2016, five years ago today, was one of those days when I said, like so many of you, "I hate dating!" It was the day Cathy broke up with me. I could tell it was coming for about a month. It had become increasingly obvious that her heart was not in our relationship […]

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December 7, 2021
LILY Letter 35: Divorce and the Holidays

The holidays can accentuate the grief of divorce, particularly for the newly divorced. It is often an all too poignant reminder of dreams we have lost. If you are spending Christmas without your children, I hope these words bring you some comfort. On my first Christmas without my kids, well-meaning people wanted to make sure […]

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November 22, 2021
LOVE AND THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays are magical times to find love or grow in it.  The lights, the music, and the snowy landscapes full of Christmas lights and decorations, the legends, and the upbeat mood of people, all bestow a kind of wonderment within which it is easier than normal for romance to flourish. Cold temperatures make for […]

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July 21, 2021
SOCIAL MEDIA, JEALOUSY AND DATING

Lately, I have been hearing a lot about people feeling jealous and left out when they see social media posts about their friends off having fun with other friends at events they were not invited to. I knew this was a near obsession among some of our youth, but was surprised to hear that many […]

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July 10, 2021
KINDRED SPIRITS

Cathy and I had an instant bond--though it took us a long time to figure out what we were going to mean to each other. Looking back, I won the lottery on Saint Patrick's Day 5 years ago. Sometimes we meet kindred spirits and we know they are meant to play a part in our […]

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