Fire, Ice, and Fog

“I believe that most couples who stay married for 50 or 60 years fall in and out of love numerous times… It is, in my judgment, almost ludicrous to think that we experience ‘being in love’ the same for the entire [60] years, just like we felt at the beginning of that relationship. That’s just utterly crazy.” —John Piper I’ve thought about love a lot the last few weeks, anticipating this month of posts. Like I’ve said on Instagram recently, this holiday just isn’t one we care about at our house. However, I know it’s important to a lot of […]

The Four Loves

The silver threads glint more prominently amongst the gold now.  The lines on her cheeks and across her forehead are deeper. Her steps are slower. She bends over her work, meticulous in her feathering of flower petals on the page.  She’s taken up painting, and I love watching this passion of my mama’s unfold. Our relationship has made many changes through the years, as it should, but this latest is the hardest, and the easiest.  C.S. Lewis wrote of these differences in our love for one another in his book, The Four Loves.  He wasn’t the originator of these concepts, but […]