Marriage was given to us as a gift, but all too often, we don’t treat it that way.  We forget that it entails sacrifice, forgiveness, patience, and so much more!  I pray these posts will offer some encouragement and gentle reminders to help you build your life as a couple, learning how to grow together and not apart.

The Relationship Puzzle – Part One

The subject of relationships can cause some people to smile.  Yet for others, it creates confusion and pain as they look back at the harsh realities of old friends or loved ones who damaged their
Finding Love in a Storm

Finding Love in a Storm

As I sit here, watching the storm blow in, I can’t help but remember my childhood at the lake.  Sitting on the huge, padded porch swing tucked under the upper level of my grandparents’

Three Decades of Fertility book debut!

“It is not uncommon for people blessed with children to make the transition from control to chaos at some point, but it is uncommon, I’m afraid, for parents to realize that the latter state

Lessons From the House of Mourning

We lost our family dog this week.  Now, we’re not the kind of family that treats our animals like humans, but it’s amazing how these creatures weave themselves into our lives.   And through

Let Me Be a Woman – Today!

“It’s fun to be a man!” my husband said.  He made this comment yesterday after doing the messy work of unclogging a pipe draining from our pond.  I already knew what he meant, but

The ‘Back Office’ Test – The Christmas Tree That Took Over…..Our Living Room!

Well, yesterday I had my chance to see how long it would take me to go from living in a present disappointment before entering into ‘life’s Back Office’ (see last post).  Here’s the

Time Management – Making Your Priorities Center Around Relationships

There’s not a better time to be looking at our priorities than at the beginning of a new year! Amy at Blogging With Amy wrote an excellent post, Time Management Tips:  It’s Not

Becoming A Woman of Worth

Do you feel undervalued or overwhelmed? I don’t know about you, but there are times that I feel a bit undervalued and overwhelmed.  Too much to do, too much I’m reaching for, and
Running into the New Year – Review and Plan for a Great Year!

Running into the New Year – Review and Plan for a Great Year!

  Replay from last post…….”What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another….year has come and gone, and yet, there’s the

A Busy Life – Learning to Trust God

Well, as much as I love to learn and share what I’m learning, God has me in a place where the learning is obviously more important than the sharing! Again I’m explaining why

A Quintessential View of Value

In my last post, you’ll read how being valued by others can encourage and energize us.  This inspires me to show others their value, which in turn, gives them encouragement.  Our job as Christians
Marriage 101 – Lessons from the Chickens!

Marriage 101 – Lessons from the Chickens!

“But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; and the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.  Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; and let the fish
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