Staying Power

Armed

“By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other.  But a marriage is three of us.” -Christian entertainer Barbara Mandrell, answering the question of why her marriage works   I know my wife loves me. But I think it’s taken more than that to keep her with me for 28 years. She also loves, and is obedient to, God. And that’s where a Christian marriage gets its Continue Reading

Staying Power

Consistency

“By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other.  But a marriage is three of us.” -Christian entertainer Barbara Mandrell, answering the question of why her marriage works   I’ve reluctantly concluded that my wife has stayed with me for 27 years because she loves, and is obedient to, God. Continue Reading

Strangely Dim

Light dimming

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness.” -Matthew 6: 22-23     Jesus’ teaching was nothing if not practical. Your hand offends you? Don’t mess with it; off with it. (Matthew 5:30) Continue Reading

No Flakes

Honestly Speaking

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.  (Proverbs 25:19)  Decades ago, while babysitting a friend’s two young children, I overheard the littlest one commenting on the snowy scene she was watching on a cartoon: Continue Reading