A covenant is not just a promise before God, it is a promise like God’s, who has said He will never leave you nor forsake you. Continue reading words for a wedding
For Scott and Lida, married May 16, 2010.
Scott, I have to say my favorite part of this process has been getting to know Lida. I mean, you are a nice person. But she is a shining treasure. Her face is radiant, and reflects the joy she has found in you. It’s easy to see that she is learning to trust you, resting in the promises you make to her and the security you provide for her.
This is as it should be. The Scripture tells us that this is your job—to bring out her inner beauty, as Christ himself sanctifies the church that he might present it to himself in splendor, holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:25-27).
This is the work of a married man. And it is not always easy work.
Continue reading “a wedding homily”
Of patient perseverance we now know more than before:
A wedding is a prayer for this. And for joy. And for much more.
Continue reading A wedding prayer
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Our marriage easily becomes our idol, the thing we seek more than we seek God. It is even easier for our expectations of our spouse to become an idol, the image in our head of what our spouse should look like or do. Continue reading only a picture
By 3 Jesus is dead, having spoken only seven times. The sky turns black, there is an earthquake, rocks split into, dead people come out of their graves, only to die once more. And we call this Good Friday. Continue reading Good Friday indeed
Sacrifice is the essence of covenant making. And the sacrifice you both offer today is yourselves Continue reading for Kenny and Katelyn, on covenant
Solitude is something we all need, and the beach is a place I find it. Except this trip I didn’t. Continue reading I must go down to the beach again
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In Darjeeling, in the clean air, among industrious and enterprising mountain folk, we were encouraged and refreshed. Continue reading a hidden agenda