Posts Tagged ‘funerals’

The Future Tense of Funerals

At funerals, there is a lot of talk about the past.  “Do you remember the time Dad took us to the lake?” “Bob just loved to create beauty with his scroll saw.”  “I just wish we had a chance to talk about that day and what was said.” At funerals, there is often a lot […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on June 16th, 2015 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Staying in Touch with Exes on Facebook

Is it a good idea?  Or does it just leave all too much room for trouble?  Should we  still be in touch with those who we have been intimately involved with in the past?  Should we keep connected with those who have been there with us in the most important moments of our lives?  Even […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on December 6th, 2010 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Never say Never (and always)

It is common advice I and others  give to married couples.  Stay away from words like never and always, especially in the heat of an argument.  Because if the wife says, “You never listen to me,” the husband will be sure to remember and bring to his defense the one time he truly listened four […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 10th, 2010 under Creative Writing, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments