On This Christmas Day

Early mornings offer opportunities that are more elusive later in the day. Our house is quiet and there is a sense of calmness settled in our rooms. No one is calling, the challenges of the day are somewhat hidden, and new opportunities beckon me onward.  Today...

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To Hannah on Her Wedding Day

A quiet and frosty morning draped in early spring’s darkness gives way to a bright and majestic sun, it's beams sparkling on the early morning dew and warming our yard. Childhood dreams of a wedding at home in the space that you played in will be realized today....

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How Charles Spurgeon Won Susie Thompson’s Heart

Charles Spurgeon was the unlikeliest of candidates to win the heart of Susie Thompson. He was rural England and she was London and Paris. After seeing and hearing Charles in the pulpit for the first time, the furthest thought from her mind was marrying him. How then...

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Spurgeon’s Valentine

Fact and fiction are intertwined in the modern recounting of the story of St. Valentine and his surmised connection with romance. However, he is remembered each year on February 14th, a day considered to be a day of love. Valentine’s Day is celebrated with cards,...

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