Mr. Spock He ‘Is’ Reel!!!!

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We hadded a fastenating lexture Lassed Nihght it was awl abuot how Starr Treck thay are awll Reel!!! but Donold Trumpt he maided peple “thinck” thay wasnt reel jist so’s “he” cood maik people Not be Hapy!!!!!

I bet yiu has heered that Mr. Spock “he” “Was” reely somb ackter naimed Lennerd Kneemoy,, whatt “A” big fatt Lye!!!!!!!! I bet you heered thay wasnt reel Poynty Eers on himb!!!! The thing Is,, themb Repubickins thay doughnt “wahhnt” no boddy to bee Hapy axsep themb!!!!!!!!!!

Our lexture gye he wood knot Give “his Naim” becose then Racists thay wood Ass-ass-onate himb!!!! But he sayed Starr Treck “it” Is “alll” Reel and thare reely is Starr Schips and Cling-ons and Skotty and Captin Kurk whoo hased bin Pretending he “is” a Ackter naimed Wilbum Shattner!!! Thay “Are” alll Up Thare flyin Arowned but the guvvermint thay whil Killl yiu becuase It “is awl” Topps Seckrit!!!!!!!

The lexture gye he sayed I know “Starr” Treck” “it is reel!! Becose I SEEN Mr. SPOCK and hee done The Vulkin Mined Melled on me to re-stoar My Sannaty!!!””” Witch like toatully Prooves it!!!!!

On Valentine’s Day

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Cutting back all the confusing extras, Valentine’s Day is about marriage; and marriage is about a man and a woman becoming, in the sight of God, one flesh. And one spirit, too.

Patty and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary this summer. That means we’ve been married long enough for me to learn and understand what marriage is.

The thing is, that if you do it right, your marriage grows. It grows deeper. It’s not only that occasionally the same words come out of your mouths at the same time, which always delights us when it happens. It also means that we can and do trust each other–with anything and everything, at all times. This encourages us to think we’re doing marriage right.

I sometimes call my wife “Scotty,” a Star Trek allusion to James Doohan in the engine room who keeps the starship Enterprise fully functional so that Captain Kirk can fight the Klingons. No Scotty, no starship. Sometimes the ship encounters real difficulties, and Scotty has to untangle some very complicated knots.

But I often think of her, too, as the wife described in Proverbs Chapter 31, who does, like, everything–and I do mean everything. I literally could not be writing this, but for my wife’s diligence and wise management of our household.

We have a lot on our plate, just now. Today, for instance, it’s Aunt Joan’s extremely complicated finances. You could tear your hair out by the roots. But we go on, our work continues, because God has blessed us by uniting us in marriage. We are a team. We are two in one. We do together what neither of us could possibly do alone.

Later I’ll tell you about the nice gift Patty gave me for Valentine’s Day; but just now, duty calls again and we have to run off to the bank.

But I’ll tell you this: forty years is no way long enough.