Family · Marriage

This Mystery is Profound

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.”  –Ephesians 5:31-32 Dear God, As you know, of course, Saturday was wedding day. Days have passed but… Continue reading This Mystery is Profound

Family · Things I've Learned

A Sacred History: Listening to the Heart of a Teenager

[PART THREE: I’ve got one final post about Gary Thomas’s concept of “sacred history”. I couldn’t help but be captivated by the idea of our stories with those we love most becoming a holy history. Links to parts one and two at the bottom.] “Listening to God makes parenting sacred….True listening is an active discipline.… Continue reading A Sacred History: Listening to the Heart of a Teenager

Character · Family

“Be you, bravely…”

The word perseverance is rolling continuously like a news ticker through my thoughts these days. When something weird like that happens, I’ve found its best to sit up and take notice. There is usually a big lesson to be learned and right now I’m absorbing all I can about this one word. We recently attended… Continue reading “Be you, bravely…”