It’s been eleven years now since I learned that lesson. I was living in Michigan, serving as a missionary. For those unfamiliar with Mormon-dom, let me tell you about those fellows who wear white shirts, ties, and black name tags. The pair of them must be within eye sight of one another 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The only break they get from one another is the occasional “trade-off” where they switch companions for a day.
And did I mention you don’t get to choose your companion?
And it can last anywhere from six weeks to six months (and sometimes more).
Guess what….. Read more »
Sharon Savage. What a woman.
Twenty-five years ago, the diagnosis came.
“Cancer,” the doctor said.
“How long?” Sharon asked.
“Six, maybe eight months.”
Her reaction was…unusual. Aside from the shock, the anger, the grief, she felt something else–resolve. Read more »
I really wish I was better. I watch certain people who serve others joyfully–always volunteering to help somebody move, or feed the homeless, or open their home to the unloved.
I’m not one of those. I want to be. I try to be. Perhaps it’s my native introversion, but I’d just rather stay at home with the family.
Yet as I try, I can’t help but think about Jim… Read more »
Let’s be dads. Let’s be the sort of dads who can forgive, speak with gentle voices to our children, and have our children feel loved.
(Thanks to Fife Photography for this lovely image).
Today’s story comes from a dad who, by his own admission, almost screwed this one up. (The dad has chosen to remain anonymous to protect the identity of his kids). So, without further ado, welcome an anonymous father! Read more »
This is an adaptation of the book Love the Unloved into blog format. If you haven’t read the book, you can read the unabridged version on Amazon.
Read part one of the blog post.
Read part two of the blog post.
From an early age, Rachelle wanted to adopt.
“Why?” I asked.
“Because everyone deserves to feel loved. If I can love somebody that would otherwise remain unloved, I know I’m doing what God wants me to do.” Read more »