What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.—James 4:14 ESV
I was 14 when I first experienced the death of someone in my circle. It was a 16-year-old tuba player in our high school band—a boy who had delivered our newspapers and on whom I had a serious crush. Just a few (more…)
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.—Proverbs 16:31
I have spent a lot of time around the elderly—in our family, at our church, and at the nursing home where I once did pet therapy and evangelism. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine them young and vigorous and at their peak.
But we are seeing these old (more…)
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. – Psalm 127:3
This Mother’s Day weekend – when we also celebrate 28 years of marriage – is a bit of a bittersweet one. The mom in me feels as if we’re giving away more than 14 years of memories. It’s time to trade in our minivan.
These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7
The fact that I grew up without a real sense of family has shaped me (more…)