This Saturday of "Theology Weekend," Tom's wife Diane will be speaking to the women on the topic "Wearing the Garment of Praise." The event will be held at the Ratliff home. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Diane has been married to her highschool sweetheart, Tom, for 32 years. In fact, she is the one who shared the gospel with Tom, being used by God to give the Church one of its finest scholars. She grew up in Salem, Oregon, following her husband to California and Minnesota for teaching jobs after that. Currently they live in Louisville, Kentucky, where Tom serves as a New Testament professor at Southern Seminary. Diane has raised 3 boys and 1 girl, currently ranging in ages from 25 to 16: Daniel, Patrick, John, and Anna. She particularly loves ministering to senior adults and mentoring young women, leading Bible studies and periodically teaching Sunday school. She enjoys biking, swimming, walking, reading, and attending her children's sporting events in her spare time. Her favorite epitaph is "to live is Christ, to die is gain."
Amy and I had the opportunity to work with the youth group at Clifton BC in Louisville, spending a great deal of time with her children John and Anna. Diane is a godly woman that takes her calling to Tom, her children, and her church quite seriously. Ladies, come on Saturday and let God teach you more about living a life of praise and not grumbling.