Sean and Asher

I LOVE the Sunday edition of the New York Times.  It’s always full of excellent, deeply-sourced stories that get my mind in gear for the work-week.  But my Sundays are so busy now with family and church I can’t seem to make time for this indulgence.  Besides, for the price, (5 bucks for the Sunday edition) I can put enough gas in my car to drive to work and back.

But I think God was trying to speak to me this week, through the Sunday Times.  I picked it up that day at Starbucks – sighed deeply, and put it back down, knowing I wouldn’t have time to get past the front page.  Then tonight, researching the story about the breakup of Alex Rodriguez and his wife (yes, researching)  – I stumbled into a Sunday op-ed story called “An Ideal Husband”.  (stay with me, here – I really am going somewhere)

In this column, Maureen Dowd talks to a priest about marriage advice.  This quote:  “That world-class misogynist, Paul of Tarsus, got it right when he said, ‘In all your dealings with one another, speak the truth to one another in love that you may grow up, ”  sent me straight to Biblegateway.com.  Click on it.  Now that’s good stuff.

Speak truth in love.  I needed to hear that.  I thought you might need it, too.  God spoke to me in lots of ways Sunday.  He even tried to speak to me in Starbucks.  Imagine that.  Is someone trying to speak the truth in love to you?  Are you listening?  Or do you need to have the courage to speak some truth to someone you love?

Sunday was also our 11-year wedding anniversary.  That’s Sean, holding baby Asher. 

Love you, my dear – handsome – kind – hardworking – Ideal Husband.