STOP Doing it All…


I felt his hand on my hip and stirred awake. Glancing at the clock, I sighed. 5:33am. Too early. No wonder I hurt everywhere. Joints stiff and sore, I shifted for a more comfortable position.  Remnants of drowsiness rapidly escaped as the pain shot through my body.  Not off to a good start, this day. […]

YOU are Invited…

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My pulse quickened and my breath caught when I hit “post” on Facebook this morning. I put up the announcement below: And while I wish we had childcare, we don’t – the money just isn’t there for that this time. And while I wish we could serve you lunch and coffee, we can’t. Same situation. But the […]

When I Stumble…

whatever we pay attention to grows kids

I’m sorry. It’s been a week. Just know when I’m not blogging, the enemy is running rampant. I’m surprised and wiser now, hope to talk about it sooner, versus later. And, thanks to a technology glitch, we’ve of course had no access to our prayer team when we need them most. And the enemy’s been […]

Is This Modest?

A while back, I wrote a post that caused a bit of a ruckus about modesty. It still surprises me. Given what we’re dealing with in terms of sex and 11 year old girls, I’m honestly surprised more parents aren’t concerned. And it’s still an issue that women have questions about – I received one […]


Do you remember how he asked you to marry him?  Do you remember why you said, “Yes!” Do you remember the special things about him that made your heart skip a beat, your tummy feel funny, and your breath catch? Thankfully that stage of love is short – I don’t know how any of the […]

Dare 1 of The RESPECT DARE…Expectations

Sitting next to each other in the church pew at a conference for young girls and their moms, my daughter and I smiled at each other. Standing and worshiping together, we clapped hands, waved our arms, and sang our hearts out. We took notes sitting side by side and ate Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for lunch.  We […]

Are You the Wife of A Soldier?

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Crying with wives of soldiers has become a thing for me. Loving our country, loving them, appreciating although not even fully understanding their sacrifices, we have seen them in The Respect Dare E-Course and I have known for a long time their struggles are of a special nature. Meet Ruby Merten. She’s new to the […]

Get Married and Be Submissive…


My husband sent me this link to an article in today’s Telegraph about a book titled, “Get Married and Be Submissive.” I haven’t read the book. It’s unlikely that I will, as I don’t read or speak Italian. I just wonder about the nature of the media article and their desired purpose – whether they […]

Santa Dare… or Santa Dear…

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When my kids were little, we put a white stocking over our fireplace and wrote “gift for Jesus” on pieces of paper and left them in a pile near it. The children would do a random act of kindness for a family member, then write it on the paper and put it in the stocking. […]