Joy Amidst Uncertainty

Marriage Planning “It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know it has begun. A thousand heralds proclaim it to the listening air, a thousand messengers betray it to the eye,” says the poet Longfellow. What a glorious time–to be newly in love and looking forward to beginning…

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Let the Celebration Continue…

“Whatever he tells you, do it,” was what Mary told the servants of the wedding in Cana. Leave it to our Mama Mary to be sensitive to the potential embarrassment to the bride and groom and their families of running short of wine. Mary turns to her son for help–with the remedy being no less…

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Green Places, God Spaces, and Learning to See

Early in our marriage, our first little backyard had a fruiting mulberry tree that became a center of our family life. Its life and growth marked the seasons, with spring being an especially messy one as we tracked berries from it into the house. We hung a swing from a low branch and spent precious…

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