Category: True Love

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Tuesday 14th February 2017

On Valentine’s Day: The Keys to Your Happily-Ever-After

On Valentine's Day: The Keys to Your Happily-Ever-After

Milo and Wanda always sat in the same pew of our little Lutheran church, on the north side. And they were always touching, holding hands. His arm was often draped around her, along the back of the pew. Her hand rested on his leg. He dragged around an oxygen tank. She needed knee surgery. ...

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Sunday 1st February 2015

28 Amazing Verses About God’s Love for You (Join us this February!)

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Do you know what a treasure you are? Do you know how deeply loved you are? Maybe you’re like me, in need of a fresh reminder that you were created on purpose, for a glorious purpose, in the name of love. Your Savior loved you to life, even through His own death. He is your ultimate ...

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Saturday 1st June 2013

Hello My Name is …

Hello My Name is ...

When it comes to the names we call ourselves, we are inundated with choices. And they aren’t all good ones. So, what do you say? Let’s choose wisely, under the naming authority of the king of Kings. (Be kind to your beloved self.) Photo-graphic inspired by this very encouraging song ...

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Friday 11th January 2013

Scared? Jump Anyway!

Scared? Jump Anyway!

It was 1996, we think. We don’t remember the year, but we do remember how we Dukes sisters cajoled my young and handsome Lee groom onto the auditorium stage at the Iowa State Fair. Scott says there was a bit of arm-twisting involved, but I disagree. We were just, um … persistent ...

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Wednesday 26th January 2011

Mr. Lee, Mr. Lee

Mr. Lee, Mr. Lee

I went searching for the love story, so I pulled the DVD from the cabinet. It’s been almost 14 years since we said “I do,” but we’d never watched our wedding video. Until yesterday. We’d always meant to watch it on an anniversary or Valentine’s Day or a lazy ...

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Wednesday 2nd June 2010

The Greatest Catch

The Greatest Catch

I was stretched long on the front of that Lund boat, with a Berkley fishing rod dangling over the water. My father had one hand on the motor, gently steering our vessel over reefs where walleye hovered. I was just a scrawny kid. I hadn’t even met the man I’d marry, but that ...

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Friday 12th February 2010

Mr. Lee, Mr. Lee

Mr. Lee, Mr. Lee

PHOTO: Wedding day photo; cake-toppers from Grandma Eunice and Grandpa Milo’s wedding. I went searching for the love story, so I pulled the disc from the archives. It’s been almost 14 years since we said “I do,” but we’d never watched our wedding video. Until ...

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Monday 3rd August 2009

Not For Just a Year, But Always

Not For Just a Year, But Always

They’ve loved each other for half a century. They were high school sweethearts, farmkids from southern Iowa. They were barely adults when they said “I do.” They had their first child a year later, and by 1974, had their fourth and final baby. So here we were — four Dukes ...

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Monday 9th February 2009

The Hand-Holders

The Hand-Holders

I love this photo. The dateless boys at the high school dance are sitting on hay bales. The guy on the far left appears to be getting up the nerve to ask someone if she would be interested in a slow dance. And there’s a lone couple on the dance floor: my parents. They were […]

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