I Want To ADD One Thing to Dare Twenty-Seven…

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The paper glowed red, smoke spun spiral wisps up into the air, and black charred bits flaked off and fell to the ground. Was this it?  All the years of hurt, the pain, the sorrow, the silent tears cried alone at night... Gone? The dare said to list all the ways he's wronged her in the past, Continue Reading

I Hurt A Sweet Woman…

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Tuesday, I blogged about Dare 26, a reader's experience with her husband when he was acting angry, and the battle that rages in our hearts toward each other in marriage. The big "A-Ha!" findings from Shaunti Feldhahn's new book, Highly Happy Marriages, is that couples that are actually happy are Continue Reading

4 Thoughts to Take Captive

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Sara stirred awake, hearing the baby's whimpering through the monitor. Eyes barely open, she glanced at the clock. The red digital display said 3:23. Whimpering turned to fussing, then crying, and Sara knew the three week old's tummy was waking him. She sighed.  She pushed back the covers, Continue Reading

Four Things To Remember to Change Your Life…

Peace about my husband's heart condition surrounded me like a warm blanket for days before, during, and after our retreat this weekend. But this morning, I felt the familiar flame of fear's sharp tongue licking around the edges of my spirit. Instead of starting my day with Him, life Continue Reading

Confession: I am an Adulterous Woman…

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Saturday morning, we gathered together in a home in Milford, Ohio, and worshiped God together at our first ever Daughters of Sarah® Boot Camp. My sweet friend, Katy, led us in song as Debbie played the piano in her formal dining room. One of the songs we did was an old hymn, "Come Thou Fount of Continue Reading

Confession: I am a Crazy Woman

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Saturday night, I carried boxes of supplies to my van and set them in the trunk.  I leaned against the vehicle, feeling exhausted from months of preparation and two days of delivering the materials He had put together through me. I sat a moment, enjoying His presence and His pleasure with what He Continue Reading

Dare 23 of The Respect Dare… and GIFTS

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Is "receiving gifts" your husband's love language? God knew I didn't have time to think this week because of the first ever Daughters of Sarah Boot Camp - please pray for us all as we do this NEW next thing! :) Our pilot groups are starting this summer - we're so very excited!! :) Anyway, Continue Reading

When Your Husband Is …

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When your husband is what? I don't even know what to call it. In danger? At risk of dying? 6:30am. He's leaving for work. I watched him lift his uber-heavy computer backpack and cringed. How much does that weigh? Is it more than he's allowed to lift? Will that be the thing that Continue Reading

Got Sorrows?

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Throat tight, fiercely pounding heart throbs in my ears. Eyes wet. And that smell. Why do hospitals always have that smell? We walked silently to the elevator together after meeting with the doctor. I wasn't sure I'd make it. My legs felt funny. Weak. Wobbly. I literally didn't Continue Reading