...is what my wife Dianna claims she is going to put on my tombstone (you'll have to ask her when).
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My bride of 37 years and I head to Olathe, Kansas, this weekend to visit son Chad, his wife Christa (whom he met on EHarmony.com), and their 10-month-old son Isaac -- our fourth grandchild. [Here we are with him when he was obviously a newborn. At right is a more recent shot.] He will be dedicated at their church Sunday, or rather the family will affirm its dedication to raising him, as the Bible says, in 'the nurture and admonition of the Lord.'
Then it's on to Chicago where I serve on the board of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Then I speak at commencement at Huntington (Indiana) University. And the following weekend we join a large Moody group for a trip to Israel and Jordan. This will be our third trip to Israel but our first to Jordan. As I wrote extensively about the rock city of Petra in the Left Behind series, based entirely on videos and reference guides, I can't wait to see the real thing.
I'm most excited about the release of my latest novel from Tyndale House, July 22. It's called Riven, from the lyric of Rock of Ages, referring to Christ's riven side, and is the novel I've always wanted to write. The story has been rattling in my brain for decades. It's about a present-day condemned man who chooses crucifixion as his method of execution. You can see the cover on amazon.com.