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 […]

Should She Leave Him?

A woman shared with me recently how her husband made a purchase that was well outside their budgeting possibilities. Another revealed how her power was shut off because he wouldn’t pay the bills. And yet another woman tearfully shared how her husband was having an affair with a woman at work. And I can’t even […]

Can’t Find Joy in the Poo?

I opened my blog manager today and the reader had a quote that I’ve mistakenly thought for YEARS was original to myself. It’s something we say in our ministry all the time. We literally have it on a sign in our office. “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you do it well.“ Apparently […]

Small Things…

Small moments that make up the entirety of a day have become to accumulate. And somehow, it is Wednesday afternoon already. I wrote for a post on PeacefulWife.com. Actually He wrote it – I’m so stinkin’ brain dead and tired I know I had little, if anything, to do with it… I love how it […]

Can You Trust Him?

So today’s the day. We packed up clothes for the week, and a pillow pet hippo, and left around 5:30am. And we’ve been sitting here in the hospital surgery waiting area for a while. No news yet, but gobs of prayers.  Meanwhile, back behind those doors over there, a team of experts is inserting a […]

But He is NOT Responsible!!

Yesterday on the blog, we had the following question from Geena: So in my case is “respect” allowing him to make decisions even though everything inside me is screaming against it? Even though my instincts and logic say no? Do I respect him by allowing him to put our family at financial peril and risk […]

Got Troubles?

Friday, fear’s flaming tongue licked around the edges of my world as symptoms heralding the potential presence of a devastating disease for one of my children made itself known at a routine doctor’s appointment. Saturday brought with it the news that our other son would also be having his second surgery this summer. Two teenagers […]

Got Fear?

Multiple times a day, my heart begins to pound and my eyes fill with tears as the hot flames of fear lick around the edges of my mother’s heart. One of our sons will be having surgery this year. We have already “been there and done that” with his older brother – with the same […]

Got An Angry Man??

Her heart desires to be respectful, whether he deserves it or not… because she knows God at least enough by now to know this is a matter of obedience for her…but he’s a scary man. Prone to anger. Prone to harsh words, threatening stances, and bruises for her and the children. And she asks, “Is […]

Got Conflict?

The feeling tightens your chest, while thickening your throat. You stand, perplexed, by the insensitivity of the man you married. How could he say/do/think such a thing about you/the kids/your motives? Or maybe it’s a snarky biting comment from your mother, sister, or a girlfriend. It hurts. What do you do? Are you silent? Are […]