Thanks to a couple of generations of the Fox family my dinner was sorted tonight. I’ve been on something of a restricted eating regime so far this year, and yesterday reached a significant goal, so this is a great (and unexpected) way to celebrate. I’m a very happy panda.

Will Willimon observes, in Accidental Preacher, that the promises of marriage are future intent, not present activity. They presuppose challenges to faithfulness will come, and that promise will be needed to undergird service when circumstances would otherwise deter us. There’s no such thing as instant friends, which is why the Service of Marriage is in …

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Friendship as a trusted and faithful custodian of someone’s story, of being a friend to them through the accumulation of knowledge that might otherwise isolate us. An interesting observation from Sammy Rhodes. The hard work of friendship is entrusting your heart to another and risking your story while at the same time holding your friend’s …

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