Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from July 2020

My Forever Home

One night Carolyn and I were watching the HGTV show “House Hunters.” An anesthesiologist and his young wife were shopping for what they called “our forever home.” Their budget was $800,000 to $1 million. The couple wanted a grand staircase for future weddings. (They had two little girls.) They settled on a brick house with…

Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

The Ache of the Soul

The Russian noun “toska” ought to be adopted into the English language. We don’t have a word that adequately translates it. The famous Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov explains its meaning: “At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is…

Are We Ashamed?

On a walk one night, I overheard a conversation between two neighbors. The first fellow pulled into his driveway and got out of his car. “Hey!” yelled a man standing in an adjoining yard, “Where’s the blushing bride?” They both laughed heartily at that. I’m guessing the bride wasn’t the blushing sort. Maybe the couple…