Corduroy on Love

I Corinthians 13 is the famous “love chapter” of the Bible. Its poetry defines love in exquisite detail. I think Mark 10 deserves a similar designation: the “Jesus Loves Me” chapter. In it, right after we watch Jesus drawing the little children close and blessing them, we get to gaze at a person through Jesus’s […]

“Many Waters Cannot Quench Love”

“Many waters cannot quench love . . . .”  —Song of Solomon 8:7 (NKJV) * “Valentine’s Day at the Laundromat,” my aunt’s folksong hums from the CD player, and though I’m not literally in a laundromat on this day of love, the dryer is rumbling in the background.  I started a load of laundry after […]

The Perfect Valentine’s Book

A friend who teaches preschool shared with me her method for correcting misbehaving children.  Every morning, before the school day begins, she hugs them.  Over time, because they feel loved, their behavior improves. Those children remind me of myself.  After almost fourteen years of marriage, my husband has learned that when I’m acting the grumpiest, […]