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  • 07-1-corinthians-13-life

    A 1 Corinthians 13 life

    I was reading 1 Corinthians 13 today, and meditating on the practical application of the verses. I wrote down my thoughts and hope they’ll be an inspiration to you. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. I’ve recently […]

  • 08-An-enduring-romance

    An enduring romance

    I recently had the opportunity to be around a couple who had 35+ years of marriage under their belt. Watching the way they interacted with each other raised the marriage bar for me. As we gathered to enjoy a meal outside, Jen came to the serving table to get a plate for Greg. “Greg loves […]

  • 09-The-eccentric-couple

    The eccentric couple

    I first met Danica and Milic over 13 years ago. They were already affectionately known as “the grandparents on the mountain,” because the name of the small village where they live, Suhodol, means “dry hill.” To reach it, you have to drive on a steep trail, and during harsh winters, there’s no way to get […]

  • 10-The-bond-of-kindness

    The bond of kindness

    When I think back on my unforgettable freshman semester in college, an image of a six-foot-five, lanky fellow with longish black hair comes to mind. Steve was a senior in my department, but we first met in a General Education course. He won my admiration by joining me in the front row, the spot avoided […]

  • 11-Kings-and-queens

    Kings and queens

    Some years ago there was a popular song about righting all the wrongs in the world. I don’t remember all the words, but the gist of it was “If I were king of the world, I would do things differently.” There would be no more war, or hate, or suffering, or any of the other […]

  • 12-God-is-love

    God is love

    Going through a difficult week recently turned out to be an opportunity for me to reflect on God’s love for me and my love toward Him. While I know that God’s love for me is ever present and never changing, at times it seems that my love for Him is hinged on my circumstances and […]