The marriage feast is a lot like the kingdom of God. There is generosity, lavish celebration, wide open arms, welcome, faithfulness, commitment, renewal of hope, and promise for the future – all brought together in the context of extravagant love.
Sandee Hagen was one of the most courageous people I have ever known.
We’ve been dating now for 14,610 days. We’ve been married thirty-seven and a half of those forty years, but we’ve worked really hard to make sure that we never stopped dating
Thanks to our Richmond family, “Christmas Day Two” turned out to be a much more exuberant gift exchange. At five and three, David and Beks are the most precious, precocious, priceless of children, and they have already learned both to give and receive with unusual grace.
Rebekah and I will never cease to be amazed – and blessed by – our church family’s enormous capacity to love.
the more years I spend on this planet, the more likely I am to err on the side of grace rather than judgment. We all walk a tightrope of indecision sometimes, and if I am going to make a mistake – which is likely – then I would rather err on the side of grace.
Sometimes a picture just sits there looking at you, waiting to be recorded, and all that is left to do is to grab some kind of a camera and capture the image. That’s why I often say that great photography is as much about paying attention as it is anything … Continue Reading a photograph of love
I am suggesting we turn our attention away from this false and damaging narrative, and offer a new story, one that we begin to tell and to live with such conviction and such a winsome wholesomeness that it drowns out the noise that’s coming from so much of the media we seem to be addicted to.
this life we live together is a moment-by-moment safari-like nothing-held-back adventure despite our best efforts to make it a Holland America cruise. This life together is – in the vernacular of 1970’s Disney – an E-ticket ride!
We live in an era when being oppositional is de rigueur, where being “right” is considered more important than working together, where we’re expected to stake out positions rather than solutions, where we divide into camps, where so much is understood in terms of “them,” and “us,” where vulnerability is considered a weakness, and where people are disassociating from community at an alarming rate.