Our First Love

I spent some time with my mom recently. (She lives a few hours away.) She has Alzheimer's. As I approached her, the caregiver leaned toward her and asked, "Do you know who ...

The Power of a Smile

Picture this. Your child or husband glances your way or walks in the door—and smiles just at you. It's a moment, fleeting yet formative. We love our family most, so it makes sense that their smiles are of greatest value to us. So, this means that our smile is of greatest value to them. It's…

The Greatest Inspiration to Obedience

Love is the greatest inspiration to obedience. I look over my life and see plenty of disobedience—toward my parents and then also toward God. I loved my parents and I knew they loved me. I love God and know he loves me. So, why did I disobey as a child and why do I still…