Posts from February 2020

Posts from February 2020

February 26, 2020

Dear Friends, For more than three decades, I’ve had this art print hanging in my office.    The painting is called Light In the Forest.  The artist painted this when she was still a teenager.  She had recently broken her neck in a diving accident in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. She was in a wheelchair when she painted the picture.  She was (and still is today) a quadriplegic.  The artist’s name is Joni Erickson Tada. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone quite like her. This week, Joni…

February 19, 2020

Dear Friends, I’ll never forget the question I heard John Piper pose at the first Together For The Gospel gathering in Louisville in 2006.  “If you could have heaven,” he asked, “perfect health, all the friends you’ve ever wanted, all the physical pleasures, purified, that you’ve ever wanted…  and God’s not there… would that be okay?” (You can watch the video here).  That question was a gut check moment for me.  Was the longing of my own heart for the blessings promised us…

February 13, 2020

Dear Friends, Over the last 25+ years, I’ve been challenging husbands and wives, moms and dads to make their marriage and family relationships a priority.  I have agreed with former Secretary of Education Dr. Bill Bennett who said “There are few matters of a more profound public consequence than the condition of marriage and families.  Most of our social pathologies – crime, imprisonment rates, welfare, educational underachievement, alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, depression, sexually transmitted diseases – are manifestations, direct and…

February 6, 2020

Dear Friends, There are places in the Bible where God’s word is compared to food.  In the Old Testament, the Psalmist says that God’s word is sweeter than honey from the honeycomb.  The prophet Ezekiel agrees.  When God says to him “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it,” Ezekiel says “I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.”  The prophet Jeremiah says to God…