Messy Beautiful Love

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    It’s celebration day for a special friend! Darlene Schacht, also known as Time Warp Wife, has been my friend for several years now…and she has encouraged me more times than I can keep track of. Her purpose in ministry is to encourage wives to put God first in their lives…God has created each one [Read More…]

Celebrating and Thankful

what I love about my home

Celebrating 17 years of marriage today with my guy– So thankful. To God and for Jason. And thankful for crazy-wonderful-friends who are still loving our Selah and remembering even six years later. And I cringed a bit this morning when I realized which post of mine was going live over at The Better Mom. As [Read More…]

His Kind of Love

God's Love

    Why I Want His Kind of Love…   There’s romance, affection. Desire and obsession. Passion, infatuation. Delight with flirtation. There’s love grown at distance, And love that takes courage. There’s love born from friendship, And love that leaves baggage. Love slowly budding, And love out of season. But real love is His love– [Read More…]

But Then You…

snow heart

I wasn’t going to say– I’m sorry. I wasn’t going to ask for his forgiveness. I wasn’t. How quickly those tiny ice-hard-anger-crystals can chill the warmth of marriage…Even a good, solid one. But then You– Reminded me of how greatly I’m forgiven. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. ~Psalm 32:1 [Read More…]

By My Dad, About Marriage, On Their 39th Anniversary…

March 24, 2012– My Parents 39th Anniversary I’m so thankful for their faithful marriage And that it really is true–I’ve seen them grow to love each other more… And God more… With every year that passes. Excerpts from what my dad wrote today about their marriage (formatting changes by me): Today we celebrate the covenant [Read More…]

And Then I Started Crying…

Well… Really there was noThen. I started crying even before the wedding started. Because he, the groom…He is special to us for many reasons.First–he was our lawyer for both adoptions.But with Selah’s, He cleared the courts and had her adoption finalized–On the day she died.He cleared the courts and had her adoption finalized–And had the [Read More…]

Thank you for the Marriage Gifts…

So many encouraging posts out there about love this month… And I’m working on a post about growing-friendship-love.  But the writing has been slow… In the midst of–Sickness and birthday parties and Ben Franklin reports and finding food that Adoniram Judson might have eaten. In the midst of– Lego classes and broken washing machines and fun baby showers and school registration and [Read More…]

Why I Want His Kind of Love…

February– A time to consider love. There’s romance, affection. Desire and obsession. Passion, infatuation. Delight with flirtation. There’s love grown at distance, And love that takes courage. There’s love born from friendship, And love that leaves baggage. Love slowly budding, And love out of season. But real love is His love– A love beyond reason. For [Read More…]

I Don’t Often Write Reviews…

But,I love Darlene Schacht’s eBook–The Good Wife’s Guide.And today she’s offering a chance for her readers to win a copy.  The book is also available to purchase through amazon as well as in the pdf version on her website.Part of the reason I want to recommend this book is because of how much I appreciate [Read More…]

And So It Really Comes Down To–

My interests…or others’ Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. ~Philippians 2:4 –On Wednesday is was whether or not to pull the empty trashcan in from the curb (or let my husband do it when he returned from work). –On Thursday, it was whether [Read More…]

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