Needed: Spiritually vibrant elders

Hippocrates, the Greek physician from whom we get the Hippocratic Oath, said that there are seven stages of life, and the next to last starts at age 56. He called that person, Old one. And that stage, he said, is marked by perfection of judgment and reason. Hey, all of us over 55 could tell … Continue reading Needed: Spiritually vibrant elders

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Don’t put off the most important things

Every now and then someone will send an email to the church that speaks so eloquently to all of us that we end up reading it several times — and then saving it in a folder to refer to later. That’s what happened last week with something that Becky sent to us. She wrote it … Continue reading Don’t put off the most important things

Here’s one way to bless your spouse

Cindy and I shared some ideas about building a strong marriage with younger couples in the church recently, and I told this story from Gary Smalley: One of the things that I appreciate most about my parents is the honesty of their marriage. They’ve never claimed to have a “perfect” marriage and aren’t afraid to … Continue reading Here’s one way to bless your spouse