Tell it like it (really) is…

Your husband.  He is many things to you.  Be honest, how often do you concentrate on the unmet expectations? Those two words together–unmet expectations– are harsh; yet, the unspoken reality in which we operate often. At service on Sunday, the pastor was talking about some great stuff for couples, but within the scripture God took…

A wonderful 25th! Thank you!

Thank you Click on the “thank you” link for a letter of thanks for our 25th Wedding Anniversary! Sweet little Victoria all grown up! Thank you for a wonderful 25th Wedding Anniversary!  Thank you to everyone who made our years beautiful and our night a treasured memory! We love you!

Freedom in the Potter’s Hands

Your self-identity comes from a collection of beliefs that you hold about yourself.  You may have formed thoughts and patterns about who you are from your family, your life experiences, and activities you’ve participated in through the years.  As a social worker and parent, I’ve found layers of complexity within the journey of self-identity in…

Well rooted and enjoying the fruit!

Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit. Proverbs 12:12 Are you well rooted in God’s love and Word and bearing fruit? Maybe your fruit is seen in the care of your children, a ministry, marriage, or a job God has called you to. Maybe…

Receive and Experience Freedom

I am constantly reminded through God’s Word and messages of how He desires to mold us into His image.  This molding takes a lifetime of grace and truth.  A dear friend of mine suggested a book called “The Cure”.  I watched a video attached to the study and it said something like this– We can…

From “give me” to “make me Your servant”

The prodigal son is a parable we often hear and know by heart.  When a teacher uses the parable in a study, sometimes, we can be closed-minded, thinking there is nothing else that could be learned.  Yet, I’m always amazed at how God’s Word is truly living and active.  We hold in our hands the…

A Fresh Encounter

Sometimes in our Christian walk we become apathetic, complacent, or in automaticity.  Status quo seems good enough.  In some cases, we are exhausted or burnt out, so we hesitate to long for much.  Longing brings disappointment. After hearing a great sermon on “A Fresh Encounter With God” by Charles Stanley, I realized how commonplace I…

The Wedding Dance

The Wedding Dance He Speaks: 7 You are a princess,and your feet are graceful    in their sandals.Your thighs are works of art,    each one a jewel;2 your navel is a wine glass    filled to overflowing.Your body is full and slenderlike a bundle of wheat    bound together by lilies.3 Your breasts are like twins    of a deer.4 Your neck is like ivory,    and your eyes sparklelike…

Let No One Separate

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”  Mark 10:9 “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.  Matthew 19:6 Before you were married, you were single.  How was that?  Think back.  What did you bring, as a single person, to the…