Family Meals

Essayist Bonnie Wolf of NPR reports, “June Cleaver has left the building. She’s taken with her Ward’s slippers, her good pearls and the illusion of the perfect family sitting down to dinner together every night. It seems pretty self-evident that the...

Mourning into Dancing

This morning I was reading from a new book by Ed Welch, a biblical counselor who has written deeply about many aspects of spiritual care. The book is entitled “Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love.” He is writing about ordinary people...

Love Never Fails!

In writing several posts about love, I’ve poured over scripture and other literature which deal directly with the subject. One result of the search is that I have been much more aware of my own motives and actions with regard to love as well as the quality of...

“Let us love one another for love is from God”

In my last post (a week ago), I wrote about love exemplified in a friend’s wedding and a passage of scripture which concludes “above all these put on love which binds everything together in perfect harmony”. The post ended with a promise to discuss...

Above All, Put On Love

On Saturday, I attended a wonderful wedding. My friend Joel, having lost his first wife to cancer several years ago, married a beautiful woman, Vaneetha, in a ceremony that pointed to the grace and love of Christ. I am so happy for them as they start this new life...