2017 March

I Can’t Stand Her!

I Can’t Stand Her!

There are some people that we like more than others; and let’s face it, some people like us more than other people do. When I worked as a nurse in the emergency room of a hospital in Reykjavik, ... Read More »

Third Time’s the Charm

Third Time’s the Charm

I’m on my third marriage–a fact that I don’t normally mention in the presence of newly married couples. I’m grateful for my first two marriages because they resulted in several... Read More »

The Renewal Exam

The Renewal Exam

A series of traumatic losses had left me angry at God. Alone, without any means of support, and with no hope in sight, I had tried to end my life. I regained consciousness in a hospital, where I spent... Read More »

Love—the All-Encompassing Fruit

Love—the All-Encompassing Fruit

“The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” How important is love? When Jesus wa... Read More »

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

I recently watched the movie Love and Other Drugs, a romantic comedy based on Jamie Reidy’s memoir, Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman. While I thought the film was a mixed bag, it di... Read More »

36 Seconds

36 Seconds

My husband Daniel and I live with our four children on the 13th floor of an apartment building in Taichung City, Taiwan. Needless to say, the elevator is a part of our daily lives. It had been just an... Read More »

Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness

When I first began reading the Bible, a word that captured my attention was “lovingkindness.” I felt very warm inside when I read passages like “I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, ... Read More »

My Princess

My Princess

For my daughter Audrey’s first birthday, my wife and I planned to have a small celebration with a few friends and family members at home; instead we ended up with a cupcake-themed extravaganza a... Read More »

Being Social

Being Social

“Who are you here to see?” the petite dark-haired nurse asked as I sipped tea in the waiting area and scrawled in my journal. “My nephew,” I answered with a smile. “He’s asleep, though, so I’ll wait.”... Read More »

Love God, Love Those he Loves

Love God, Love Those he Loves

The expression “Love me, love my dog” came to life when my wife and I got a puppy—a first for me. We adore Sophie and she adores us. Actually, she adores everyone. She is not only one of those hyperac... Read More »

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