Marriage was given as a gift — but all too often, we don’t treat it that way.  My 43 years of marriage have been filled with lessons on sacrifice, forgiveness, patience, and so much more! 

I pray these posts will offer encouragement and gentle reminders to help you build your life as a couple, learning how to grow together and not apart.

A Woman in Politics – Stonewall’s Anna

Anna and Julia Jackson If you’re anything like me, with politics ranking somewhere behind going to the dentist, you might be surprised to find that supporting our government or our politicians doesn’t always

Leaky Plumbing And A Humbled Wife

Let’s Start With The Negatives We’re all used to getting advice that offers us a quick answer–the “positives” to work towards.  We grasp at them like there’s no tomorrow!  “Just tell

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

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

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

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

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
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