I was angry at you, because you are always working on something, you can’t just sit and relax, you fill your weekends with chores and sweaty work. I said, it’s not enough you work all week, you work all weekend, too. Do you think you could have one Saturday without needing two showers? You looked [...]
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More than 7 years ago, darling, you told me that you wanted to go to seminary. You wanted to take a break from the break-neck speed of your ministry life, to change direction towards a more intentional, thoughtful life focused on missional living. You wanted to take two years to wrestle with theology, with what [...]
We’ve kept it quiet, you and me. Only told our families, a few friends. But you haven’t been able to move well most of the winter. The mornings were excruciating, you rolled slow out of bed, remaining on your hands and knees, crawling, until you could finally stand up. All day long, you hardly ever [...]
In some part of my soul, it hurts me when I hear people talk about trying harder, determined to do the hard things, about digging in with their toes and hanging on with their teeth, whether its about my Jesus or about marriage. They preach or write or talk in my living room about working [...]