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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Marriage’ Category

Our Eighth Anniversary

Monday, October 19th, 2015


Eight years ago!

Marriage in a Godless Culture

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

signing-the-register-edmund-blair-leightonSigning The Register by Edmund Leighton

Last week Phil presented the lengthy version of his opus on Marriage, “Marriage in a Godless Culture” at the Nebraska Lutherans for Confessional Study gathering in Lincoln. Timely indeed.

Briefly to pique your interest:

This paper will give a comprehensive definition, history, and theological description of marriage.  The major focus will be on the role of government and Church in relation to marriage and how Christians should view the legal redefinition of civil marriage.  It will analyze the exegesis of Eph. 5 and the implications for understanding marriage.  It will also describe how to see male/female roles in light of the Gospel and contrast them to emotional love.  This paper will deal with the sins of homosexuality, cohabitation, adultery, divorce, and premarital sex.  The biblical, Lutheran view of marriage will be contrasted with that of Rome, Geneva, and modern pagan culture.

I told him he HAD to open with this clip but he opted out.

You can download and read the paper HERE or if you’re busy and have a lot of laundry to fold you can listen to it the presentation he gave by using the player below or downloading the mp3 HERE.


Flashback Friday

Friday, May 1st, 2015


Oh, August of 2007 and young love…or something like that. Maybe I’ll just call it “young commitment” for Phil’s sake. He and I strolled through this little park in town 7.5 years ago, newly engaged.

And look at us now! So blessed.






Your Daddy The Hero

Thursday, February 12th, 2015



The other night while I cooked supper I put on one of my favorite pick me up jams, “I Need a Hero.”

And you girls danced and sang. I might have too a little. How could I not? Listen to those drums!

I remember this song from when I was your age Lily and the times I’ve hummed it, sang it, bopped around to it here and there throughout the years. I remember the waiting. Waiting for my “hero” and wondering if there would ever be one for me. And I want you to know that I’m glad I waited because he finally came. God in His wisdom brought just the hero I needed.

My hero was your Daddy.

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He wasn’t a knight on a fiery stead, he wasn’t larger than life, or superman, he was better.


He was a sinner whom the Holy Spirit has called by the Gospel, enlightened with His gifts, and sanctified and kept in the true faith. A man that could look at married life and see that indeed it holds many “insignificant, distasteful, and despised duties,” but in the Spirit was aware that these duties “are all adorned with divine approval as with the costliest gold and jewels.” (Thank you Luther.)