To and Fro

To and fro. Those three small words have been heavy on my mind lately. For more than half of my life, I have held a negative view of “to and fro.” Sermons and songs have drummed into my head that the devil goes “to and fro in the Earth” (Job 1:7...

Closed Mouths

Every once in a while, I cross paths with someone with a brand of audacity that I observe with an odd combination of disdain and admiration. Yesterday was one of such occasions. When I approached the checkout section at the grocery store, I joined a line...

What Marriage Is Not

Everyone has an ideal. Whether married, divorced, single-and-hoping, or single-and-running, everyone has a picture of how marriage should look.  Time and glimpses into actual marriages have taught me that the reality of marriage often differs from...