The 13th hole at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City is a challenge. There are several tee-boxes and two separate greens that the course manager has to choose from. I played yesterday with a friend and we teed-off from the elevated tee-box about 178 yards to one of the groomed greens. My tee-shot went left […]

August 8, 2022

In his book The Four Loves, author C.S. Lewis explains the inextricable bond between husband and wife: “The Christian idea of marriage is based on Christ’s words that a man and wife are to be regarded as a single organism—for that is what the words ‘one flesh’ would be in modern English. And the Christians believe that when […]

Marital Issues, Marriage

August 2, 2022

The Marriage Covenant Part II: What If I Fall Out of Love?

C.S. Lewis’ book The Four Loves breaks down each type of love we experience in life. In the Bible, four Greek words are translated as our English word “love,” each with a different layer of meaning. If you’re unfamiliar with these words, here is a brief overview of the four types of love that Lewis covers: Eros: Refers […]

July 21, 2022

The night my mother passed away will always remind me of how God uses bookends in our lives, those events that mark a beginning and which ultimately signal finality. My mother passed away one October evening in a hospital in downtown Des Moines. I gave my wife a kiss as she headed home from the […]

Brokeness and Redemption

July 13, 2022

Bookends: God’s Masterful Plan

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