“Heaven Is Going to Be Wonderful, You Know?”

sharing words from Dr. Stephen A. Hayner LSM Note: Our dear friend, Steve Hayner, president of Columbia Theological Seminary (and former president of InterVarsity, dean at Seattle Pacific University and pastor at University Presbyterian in Seattle) and his wife Sharol live in Atlanta. Steve officiated at Inka’s Seattle memorial service back in 1981 (Mike’s late wife) and also preached our own wedding sermon in Menlo Park CA in 1984. Our daughter Fiona and their daughter…

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Honest Letter to a November Bride

Dearest one, Only 10 days until your wedding – Woo Hoo! Our entire family is thrilled to join you both for this momentous celebration and I rejoice that God has brought you together for a lifetime of marriage. What a rich heritage you have — grandparents married 62 years and your own parents for 37 (and counting.) Marriage is a huge Gift. It is also extremely difficult at times. May I be perfectly honest? Will…

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“In My Life, I’ve Loved Them All”

I only learned a few things during my four years at Furman University: how to read critically believe radically write creatively think deeply share intimately celebrate spontaneously help compassionately dwell communally explore courageously I only learned how to embrace life and pursue my dreams. Nothing big. Only everything that matters when you’ve just turned 21. And you’re driving out the gate into the Real World with a diploma in your hand and an editorial job at…

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A Celebration of Words

This month we had two ‘births’ in our family. The most important one was the birth of my first grandchild which, even now, leaves me in awe and gratitude and wonder…. For that birth I was content to celebrate quietly by spending a week just holding little Saoirse in my arms. However, I’m also quite excited for the ‘birth’ of another heart dream – my new book “Live These Words” (which was celebrated far more…

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