For those left behind…

Close friends for almost 50 years; Our kids called them Uncle Larry and Aunt Jan: conservative midwesterners, passionate believers, straight arrows came to town for a visit and a 50th Central College reunion, and our family gathered to spend Sunday with these special more-than-friends. But something was different. To quote their daughter’s text: “Holy #@! Mom… Read More

a variety of gifts for the common good

My dad died over 20 years ago but for the last week he’s been on my mind. We’d been hiking with children and grandchildren in the Colorado mountains. Growing up, my family’s favorite camping spots were in mountains. We loved to hike, and my dad was one enthusiastic trekker. Back home, the  fond memories continued to… Read More

light source: eclipsed by glory

David Crowder turns the meaning of eclipse on its head in his song “How He Loves.” “…When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great Your affections are for me…” God’s love is the master eclipse— its light the… Read More