Valentines Day is Fast Approaching!

Image: Stuart Miles / Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays.  One of the reasons for this is that Valentines Day, February 14th, is also my wife’s birthday AND our anniversary is the day before, February 13th.  We were married 36 years ago on Friday the 13th – despite the reputation this day [...]

Lifetime of Devotion

Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth. Prov 5:18 (NASB) My greatest joy in life in the Lord is my wife.  I often realize that through her God has granted me most everything worthwhile in my life.  She was the wife of my youth literally, and I do rejoice [...]

Marriage and The Second Law of Thermodynamics (Part I): Something the Universe, Marriages, Campfires and Stars Have in Common – The Need for Fuel

Image: Danilo Rizzuti / For lack of wood the fire goes out… Prov 26:20 (NASB) Do You Need to Rekindle the Flame? When we were dating, my wife and I attended a youth retreat together and enjoyed a campfire service.  The fire raged and we all sat around the fire and shared with each [...]

Reflections of a Beautiful Morning

Image: prozac1 / “…and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another…” 1 Thess 3:12 (NASB) One of the things I do frequently is to search out poems and literature that express thoughts I have about my wife.  I frequently have the opportunity to lie in bed and [...]

Confessions of a Once Unromantic and Neglectful Husband…

Image: Simon Howden / “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt [my] love.“ –William Shakesphere (Hamlet)   “…rejoice in the wife of your youth.“ Prov 5:18 (NASB) I believe one of the hardest things most men can do is learn [...]

Covenant Marriage Service

I had the honor and privilege of performing the wedding of my son and his fiance on July 2nd, 2011.  Here is the text of the service: Friends and family, we are gathered together today to celebrate the covenant marriage of my son, Aaron Paul Huddleston to Jody Raylene Phillips.  The bible teaches that marriage [...]

My Prayer for Robin, Billie J. Huddleston, 1981

Robin Rackley, January 1975 My Prayer for Robin Lord I thank you for this pretty Christian girl you sent our son.  Only you deserve the credit for sending Marvin a wife so well suited to his needs.  I Ask Lord you give her strength and courage in her daily life. I thank you for the [...]

Money/Contentment Part III – How much is enough?

Image: Idea go / Someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But He said to him, ” Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?” Then He said to them, ” Beware, and be on your guard against every form of [...]

Money/Contentment Part II – Is the New Testament Christian required to Tithe? Can tithers be robbing God?

Image: Arvind Balaraman / Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor 9:7 (NASB) ———————- On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper 1 [...]

Money/Contentment -Part I

Image: photostock / He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. Luke 16:10 (NASB) Assuming the above photo has to do with a couple arguing over money, how many captions can you come [...]

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