From this day forward. Wow! Thirty-six years of marriage. How is this possible? I think back to our vows taken on that day, heading down the aisle as the clueless kids we proved to be.Read more
How do we show honor?
Do we show honor?
It sounds a little too spiritual, if you ask me. Like a white-bearded guru sitting cross-legged on a mountaintop basking in nothing but the company of God: You never know that God is all youRead more
Now that we are all (or almost all) hunkered down to protect ourselves and each other from the pandemic, let’s rethink our relationships. And what do our relationships there look like? Most of our personalRead more
“The problem with Christianity is always the Christian, never the Christ.” My Pastor drilled this perspective into my head before ordaining me as a prison minister some fifteen years ago. Never is this more apparentRead more
A few months ago, I attended a funeral. The mother-in-law of my best friend. The mom of one of Corey’s closest friends. It was a heart-wrenching year for Josh and Marti as they watched anRead more
Friendship isn’t always easy. It seems like most celebrations of friendship (including mine) focus on the joys. Friends can make even the most difficult adversity a little more bearable and can expand the joys ofRead more
A friend who loves at all times? I believe there’s only one man who knew the way to love. He walked the earth many years ago, leaving gifts of selflessness, wonder, grace, and mercy inRead more
“You’re like a hard, old crusty sponge.” Did I hear that right? Did my longtime friend just call me a hard, old crusty sponge? “You know, like you’re so hard from life’s circumstances that itRead more
Family. It can be made up of two people, a grownup or two plus a child or three, or maybe numerous people of different generations. They may live under one roof or across the countryRead more