September 23, 2011

My Husband, My Hero

Posted in Family Life tagged , , at 7:54 pm by Mo Dardinger

We met online. He appealed to me by being a churchgoer and an elder at his congregation. He lived on a farm, which sounded wonderful, but I didn’t end up living there.

He is someone I admire. He is forthright. He has a good sense of humor. He loves me.

He knows how to exercise self-discipline in what he eats and drinks, and how to learn from those who have genuine facts to present. As a result, he has lost tons of weight and is becoming healthier.

He donates to good causes cheerfully. He keeps our household running. He cooks delicious and healthful meals every day.

He leads or follows as the situation demands. He cares.

This is my mate.

Happy anniversary to the wonderful man I married. Whatever would I do without you, my dear one?

April 16, 2010

Crazy Love

Posted in Spiritual Life tagged at 1:23 am by Mo Dardinger

Yesterday was rough, most all day. This morning was rough, too, initially. I couldn’t get back to sleep, so got up to read or pray or just go on crying.

When a friend’s birthday rolled around last month, I had hunted all over Amazon for the right gift. Nothing seemed to click. So, as the time was getting short, I visited a brick-and-mortar bookstore. Nothing immediately struck me as a good gift there, either. So I found a clerk. I described my friend as a solid believer, mentioned a book he liked, and asked for help. The clerk suggested one of their best sellers, a red paperback called “Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God.”

My friend hasn’t said whether he likes it or not. But I picked up a copy for myself, too, and this morning I dipped into it. It’s going to be my favorite book for a long while, I think. It’s deep. It’s special. It’s calling me to step out of the boat and walk on the water. I want to. I really, really want to. If I can just stop being self-centered long enough, I will. Dry eyes and wet feet. And plenty of faith and generosity. That’s the new Mo.