My son-in-law and I disagree on some very important things, although I have forgiven him for breaking my toe, dropping my daughter’s hope chest on it. But I have learned to love him. Continue reading celebrating a son-in-law
Ann is ready and able for new challenges. Including a move. And another year. Continue reading a daughter-in-law of delights
Make time for others, especially young men who are trying to figure things out. Remember when your Dad died and you had no one to call? Now you are that guy. Continue reading be that guy
An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
Proverbs 31:10-11 ESV
Todd claims his wife told him women were like a fine wine, while men are like fresh produce. As they age, women get better and men get soft and lumpy.
I’m unwilling to accept this. The part about the men, that is. I’m not lumpy yet.
But before you scold me, she doesn’t have any hang-ups about my revealing her age. In a couple of years I will go kicking and screaming into my seventh decade. But Katie accepts aging with calm serenity. And her matter-of-fact approach to the stages of our lives is a much-needed antidote to my growing list of unfulfilled dreams.
But enough about me. Let me tell you about this remarkable woman, who in the 40+ years I’ve known her has been a channel of God’s grace in my life, and in whom, as Proverbs says, I can safely trust. Continue reading “so here’s to Katie”
Only now have I begun to fully trust the God of his fathers to draw my son close and lift him up and transform him daily. It was never my job to do those things, and it is every my joy when God does. Continue reading three birthday wishes for Christian
The joys of heaven will surely compensate for the sorrows of earth. Hush, hush, my doubts! death is but a narrow stream, and thou shalt soon have forded it. Time, how short—eternity, how long! Death, how brief—immortality, how endless! Methinks I even now eat of Eshcol’s clusters, and sip of the well which is within the gate. The road is so, so short! I shall soon be there.
—Charles Spurgeon, morning thought, January 29.