Celebrate Life…

Today is my wife Amy's birthday.   She hasn't aged a day since this picture 20 years ago.  My life has been enriched by her every day.  No other woman would put up with me the way she does.  "He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord."  Proverbs 18:22 Check out that mullet.  Aren't you jealous? We are only afforded so many such events to celebrate in life.  We [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:58+00:00 January 27th, 2009|Discipleship, Family, Love, Relationships, TLM Blog|2 Comments

Are you following Him?

Brace yourself.  I am haunted by what you are about to read.  So I don't take away from these words I will not say anything else except, please excuse my lack in poetic structure.  I copied this by ear.  The words are correct but may not be written out like it should as a poem.    When I became a Christian I said "Lord now fill me in; tell me what I'll suffer in this [...]

By | 2009-01-13T13:24:52+00:00 January 13th, 2009|Discipleship, Love, Mission|3 Comments

Why do you love? – an examination of the heart…

Ever since I was little, I've always wanted to know how things worked - what makes them tick?  I see this in my middle son, Jonathan, who can't help asking you a million questions about everything and taking anything electronic and dismantling it to see how it works and if he can build something else out of the all the parts.  In life we intuitively want answers to all our questions. I find this carries [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:59+00:00 October 6th, 2008|Church, Love|4 Comments

To love, someone must die…

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, than someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:12-13  (ESV) There is a high price for love.  You can have it for free but it will cost everything.  You cannot love without paying the full price. God will allow us to choose to live our lives on a lower level that He has [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:59+00:00 October 1st, 2008|Church, Love|1 Comment

Love on my mind…

My heart is weighing heavy on me this morning as I pray for some friend.  My meditation today was on two passages of scripture. "...whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."  John 15:5 (ESV) "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails..."  1 Corinthians 13:7-8 (ESV) I am concerned about the [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:59+00:00 September 29th, 2008|Church, Leadership, Love, Relationships|1 Comment