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We begin our seven-week series on Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas with Chapters 1 and 2. Today, I have chosen to write about expectations and selfishness.
Eight years ago when Andy and I exchanged our wedding vows on the June shores of Snow Pond, we pledged to pursue a Christ-centered marriage.
Lucy’s eyes narrowed. “Nooo!” exploded the grandmotherly woman capped with downy white hair. Her cries sounded more like a toddler’s tantrum.
Dear Andy, I read another couple’s love letters this week. Their intimacy basked between the lines of their blog posts, like two lovers savoring skin-on-skin between fresh sheets.
Secrets – People who haven’t seen me in years ask how my sons are. Most parents can answer the question freely, but I want to hide.
In follow-up of last week’s post on expanding our territory through hospitality, I invite you to consider the various ways to reach out to others.
I stood in the produce section of my local grocery store, my hands comparing the weights of cantaloupes. Heavy enough, I thought.
A Look Back — I was eleven when I trudged up the hill, pulling my five-year old brother, Dave, on the snow sled.
Mom sat across the table, picking at her chef’s salad. “Will you shave my head when my hair starts falling out?” she asked.
While everyone seems to be writing about making beds, I needed to unmake mine. I knew it was time. My days had no bookends – no stopping point or resting ground.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. ~Samuel Smiles People in Maine coined this winter, “The one that wouldn’t end.” Pounded with snow and snappy temperatures, this resilient people hold on with the hope for spring, new life.