I recently read this and found it to be both helpful and convicting: “Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard. Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard. Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard. … Read More


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27 Ashamed (but not overly so), last year I made too much of our approaching retirement. Our friends and co-laborers made too … Read More


Lesson #1 – Miracles ARE REAL! “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”– Jeremiah 32:27 Biological birth is a miracle, Adoption is a miracle. Creation of life in general is a miracle and whether a family is started naturally or by adoption, that IS a … Read More


For years my husband and I slept on a waterbed. It was the most awesome thing. We absolutely loved the full wave and we slept so well with the bed literally molding to our form. I remember the night we got in to bed and realized that the covers were wet. We had no idea … Read More


Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. – 1 Peter 3:7 I recently read a story that reminded me of how dumb men can be. It went … Read More


One Tuesday afternoon our family was running errands as was the norm in the days that our kids were in elementary school.  After completing an afternoon of errands, we usually ate out.  That was a treat for all of us, especially me, since I’m the cook in the family.  This particular night my husband says, … Read More


The words that Ruth spoke to Naomi always move me. Take a look: And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where … Read More