Wow, it's great to be back! If you do not mind, before we get into our scripture, I need to "unpack" the many emotions in my heart. Most of those who might read this blog know that I have been out of town for my son's wedding. I was honored to be his best man. His wedding day was a very joyous day, but also very sad. I was overjoyed for Sam that God has blessed him with a great wife. Yet, I was sad, because Sam is not just my son, he is my best friend-but now that he has a family of his own, my role in Sam's life is now different. I understand that God designed it this way, but there is a part of me that grieves. Of course, Sam knows that I am always available for guidance and council, but he must now learn the responsibilities of having his own family. Sam is now accountable to the Lord for the condition of his household! It is important that Laura and I move aside; Affording Sam and Abigale the opportunity to learn for themselves how to deal with the difficulties that life will throw their way. There will be great moments, but there will also be tragic, heart-breaking moments. Both Sam and Abigale love the Lord-as long as they always put Him first, there is nothing that can break the holy bond of marriage.