101 Things A Husband Can DO to Show Love to His Wife

“Hey, I just want to tell you something,” he said, motioning me to come closer. I noticed he had tears in his eyes. My heart started to pound. I barely knew this man. He was the wife of a friend. Not a good friend, mind you, but a friend. And I was a little nervous. […]

Dare You to CHASE LIONS with Me Today…

Bet you didn’t even know this was in the Bible. This came from a free e-book entitled “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson. The book advertising says: “Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn’t chase. You will look back longingly […]

Having it All…? or Had Enough?

My husband and son spent a few days recently visiting Christian colleges. After one tour, my husband called me and shared a rather odd experience. “We were standing in a group of 20-30 high school students with the college tour guide, who was also a student. She began her announcements, then launched into the demographics […]

Second Chances…

“Why didn’t you tell me?” I inquire. “You haven’t exactly been very approachable this week,” he says. “Oh,” I reply. “I’m really sorry, you deserve better than that.” “No, I don’t, but I forgive you,” he says. “I don’t deserve that, either,” I smile. “Nobody does, but that’s okay. Human condition.” he says. I missed […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

So today, when I read Proverbs 7, I identified with the woman who was “loud and defiant,” whose feet “never stay home.” And I recalled a recent conversation with our Operations Director about a church that wants us to come do leadership and relationship training. Stay with me, there’s a marriage point at the bottom… […]

Tired of “The Drama?”

Did you grow up in a home where you were encouraged to share your emotions, even if they were “negative?” Or were you told to “get over it,” or “grow up?” If you have kids, are you good at helping your own children work through issues when they are emotional, or does it completely stress […]

There’s No Title Today.

I’d really like to pretend I was perfect this morning. Truth is, I’m dealing with something that has crippled my ability to serve today, and maybe longer. It’s probably rooted in pride or some other selfish sin, but right now the most I can do to keep my commitment to travel through Proverbs with you […]