The Internal Enemies of Love

The Internal Enemies of Love

In An Unhurried Leader, one of my favorite chapters is titled “Questions That Unhurry Leaders.” It’s rooted in the Romans 8 passage that ends in these memorable lines: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor...
Start with the Ending

Start with the Ending

Happy New Year! I’ve been enjoying the holiday season this last month, including some time with extended family. A few days ago I was having a conversation with my mother-in-law about end-of-life decisions. She is 78 and so it is appropriate to be thinking about, and...
The Advent of Love: A Living Gift

The Advent of Love: A Living Gift

Merry Christmas to you! We know that some of you enjoyed Christmas with family and friends, creating new memories and deepening relationships. And we acknowledge that, for some of you, Christmas is a more painful time. Loss of loved ones, distressed relationships and...
Very Married

Very Married

My husband, Alan, and I are very married. In fact, in two days we will celebrate our 33rd anniversary. I first laid eyes on Alan when I was 17 years old. It was the summer of 1981, and I was sitting in the back row of seats for an evening service at church. My cousin...