The Covenant Changed Everything

The man would have remained my friend.  We would have talked and shared about the God we both serve.  We would have given reports to each other about our mission trips.  We would have remained very good friends. One year ago, it all changed.  The covenant we made with God… Continue reading

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One Year of Changed Lives

Today marks one year of our changed lives in a new covenant of marriage. 2017 marked the change. Faylene had been a widow 6 years. I had been a widower for almost a year. Neither of us were seeking marriage. We had resolved separately and in our own ways that… Continue reading

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Moving Forward with an Honorable Heritage

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the death of Linda Beard, my late wife. We had been married over four decades. During the middle of that period, Linda and I knew the Lawson family. We knew them so well that we spent regular time in their home or doing ministry… Continue reading

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Bottomless Love

After a series of events with children and staff in the Philippines during my last trip to the Institute of Foundational Learning, it was obvious to me that the Spirit of God put an expanse in my heart that was new. The term “unfailing love” or “love everlasting” became real… Continue reading

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Soil, Posture, and Marriage

Does it seem odd to consider soil, posture, and marriage in the same breath? Consider good soil in a garden. How does it get that way? How can a garden produce good fruit? A lazy glance at a garden that looks lush and productive might invite a comment about how… Continue reading

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