When I look back... at the thrilling things in life - experiences, adventures, trials, and so on - I remember most vividly the firsts: First crush. First time driving the tractor. First time plowing the fields without my dad supervising. First time driving. First Kiss. First... But the one that I can still feel in … Continue reading Hand in hand
Remember the sacrifice.
Husbands. Fathers. How many times have we heard our wives and daughters speak of how they look in a negative way? We stop, turn, and give them a quick appraisal---confirming what we already knew---they are beautiful. Yeah, it drives us nuts because their eyes lie to them about what others see. I have been married … Continue reading Beautiful
So I'm lying in bed. Can't sleep. A couple hours earlier, I was whispering in my wife's ear that I loved her. Affirming her as my beloved. Thanking her for completing me. Then once again, I said, I love you. Inside my head, this voice says, Why? What do you mean, why? I responded back … Continue reading Is this for real?
In the month of February, the focus always swings to love. Sure, it’s not the only month of the year where love rules, but still, you get my point. Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversaries, the “day we first met” anniversaries, our “two weeks of dating” anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day and a plethora … Continue reading Love’s Ultimate Day
1 Corinthians 13:13 (The Message) “But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.” When you stop to think about love, what comes to mind? Affection—admiration—desire—need—attraction—overlooking the faults of … Continue reading Defining Love In 600 Words or Less
I’m pro-life. More specifically, anti-abortion. I post stuff about it on Facebook. I tweet about it. If I come across someone who is commenting on the merits of “pro-choice,” I stick my nose in it and argue. The other day, I experienced something that made me think. I read an article exposing hospitals that forced … Continue reading Just Start