God set you apart

God set you apart

God has set you apart, Thomas Richard Dower!You’ve been the most precious blessing in my life! I’m a bit in awe of how you respond to my growing handicaps, how you’d instinctively take my hand to help me walk across the room when there was no other adult nearby or the...
I love and admire you

I love and admire you

Happy, happy birthday, @joshgoertzen !! I love you, admire you and I’m so very proud of you! Like your namesake, you let the Word of God richly dwell in you! We never find you without a book, a sermon, a passage, a quote, a song that you’re chewing on and sharing with...
Tucker, God gave me an entire year with you!

Tucker, God gave me an entire year with you!

Oh Tucker, God has given me an entire year with you! As we mark your first birthday, I want you to know what a ridiculous amount of love I have for you! Whenever you are near, I can’t wipe the smile from my heart. I’m so thankful God looked through the annuls of time...
I couldn’t

I couldn’t

I couldn’t hug her or tell her how much I admire her. I couldn’t buy her just the right birthday card to write out all the reasons I cherish her. I couldn’t take a selfie with her to mark what could be our last birthday together. I couldn’t even smile at her because...
I have lost much

I have lost much

I’ve lost 95% use of my arms & hands.My head is getting really heavy to hold up, sitting up straight is exhausting.My legs are swelling.My fingers are crooked & deformed.Swallowing is getting tricky; food needs to be soft & mushy or in thick liquid form....
A legacy of theologically strong men

A legacy of theologically strong men

In a world drunk on sin, my father-in-law has created a legacy of theologically strong men from decades of bold expository preaching. @sarahedower reminded me that 4 of our men were standing behind pulpits on Father’s Day: @joshgoertzen in CA @tedower in TN Rick...