Last phone call!

You never know when your last communication will be with anyone, including your children.  Children can die from many causes, but it is always shocking when it happens.  I remember the shock and heartache I felt for Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his family when I heard about their little five year old girl … More Last phone call!

Stay in the race!

Tracee, a visiting missionary recruit, once spoke in one of my college classes. She was a very attractive single woman in her late twenties, and she was on her way to Afghanistan as a missionary. When a student asked her to share about what it felt like being a single missionary at her age, she … More Stay in the race!

Chasing a butterfly

Life is too short to be worried and dissatisfied during seasons of singleness.  I was certainly not a satisfied single during my teenage years, nor into my early twenties. Looking back, I realize how desperate I was to find someone to love me—and how afraid that no one ever would.  In high school, I was … More Chasing a butterfly

Treasure and Heart

The writer of the book of Proverbs uses a strong, passionate word to describe his wish for a husband’s love for his wife, “may you ever be captivated by her love” (Proverbs 5:19).  The word captivated in this passage can also be translated “intoxicated.”  I would say that both of these words are great descriptions … More Treasure and Heart

I celebrate you!

  Proverbs 5:18 says, “May you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”  The author of Proverbs challenges a husband to rejoice in his wife just as he did on his wedding day, no matter how long they have been married.  The strong principle of marital celebration arises from this passage of Scripture.  God wants … More I celebrate you!

God’s gift to me!

How amazing that God gives many of us the opportunity, during our short time on Earth, to get extremely close to another human being in the context of a lifetime covenant marriage! Such a relationship is set apart for deep intimacy in every area—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The problem comes when we think that … More God’s gift to me!