“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Monday, February 7, 2022


My life has been a love story. LaRee has loved me since we were teens: 52 years ago.  She's been my wife for 48 years, thirty-seven marred by disease and the terror of creeping paralysis. She still loved me when the cold metal bars of my wheelchair tried to scare her love away. There were times when all we had left was each other, broken wings, and a prayer. In my foolishness. I imagined I was a superhero who could defend her honour for the glory of our love. She let me pretend … but the truth was that she was the one who defended a fool's honour even though my body became little more than a living carcass. LaRee did it for the beauty and glory of love. — Mark

Peter Cetera, The Glory of Love


Unknown said...

Mark, what a marvelous tribute to your Beloved companion and wife. With some small changes to the numbers, your sentiments reflect mine exactly about my Beloved as well. This sort of expression of the glory of love is rare indeed in our troubled world, but admirable and commendable. My thanks for sharing words that help to heal the troubles in our world.
Best regards to both of you,
Grant Tolley

Mark Davis Pickup said...

Thank you so much, Grant.

David Kilgour said...

Congrats to both of you.
Warmest wishes.
Laura and David