Celebrating Fathers

“Nistetter. What kind of name is that? No one knows how to pronounce it.”

Throughout my childhood, my Daddy would remind us what kind of name that was. We were Nistetters, and we were held to a higher standard because of our name.

He loved us so much that, like our Father in heaven, he called us to excellence, even though we wanted to slump sometimes. He called us to stretch ourselves.

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Listening With Your Heart

I trust that you are learning much about yourselves, your spouse, and about the Lord during these unusual times.

These are times like no other.

Some of us are more isolated than we have ever been. Isolated from our church family, our jobs, our friends, and we’re sheltering in place with our husband or wife and children. Yet, we still feel isolated.

Gary Chapman in The Biblical Picture of Marriage, writes:

Thousands of couples have never experienced what God designed marriage to provide. They live isolated independent lives. Intimacy requires commitment. Commitment to talk, listen, and seek to understand. Together we plan and live our lives in fellowship with God. This is marriage at its best!

Gary Chapman
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