Can’t Share My Secret…

This weekend, the women from our church got together for a lovely retreat.  At the end of the weekend, there was a public sharing time.  I wanted very much to stand up and talk about what I planned to do as a result of my experience, but did not. I yearned to unburden myself about […]

Got Love?

Love your God.  Love your neighbor… We’ve heard these as the two biggest commandments of Him Whom we follow. “If I really have a love relationship with God, it will show up in the way I treat my neighbors…” ~ Pastor Dick Lehman, Faith Church, 6/10/12 So, how’s that going?  How are we doing loving […]

Why Won’t My Man Help???

This morning, I exited the house heavy-laden with an enormous pile of dry-cleaning, a cup of coffee, my huge purse, and my keys. I witnessed an interesting phenomenon – one son let the door slam in front of my face as he left the house in front of me, the other, seeing my plight when […]

A Present for You…

Fifteen years old, waking with tempered hope Christmas morning in a hotel room, I crawled out of bed and walked to the window. More snow on the ground, steam rising from the hot springs, and I felt conflicted. My parents decided this year to spend “what we would have spent” on Christmas at a resort […]

I Need and Want a Strong Loving Man…You?

Yesterday, in one of my son’s high school PEP classes, the teacher discussed an ancient culture. When asked how this very old society viewed women, my son answered correctly, that the culture looked at men as superior because they were physically stronger. He didn’t say he agreed or disagreed with this position, he just simply stated […]

Love AND Respect…

In the midst of an overscheduled fall (no one’s fault but my own, and yes, that’s sin, but that’s another story) my husband and I discovered a painful truth. We’d taken our marriage for granted.  When things are good, sometimes we just stop paying attention them. Maybe in your situation, you are still daily showing […]

Ever Been Exhausted?

And sick? And have too much to do, with no one else to do it but you? All at the same time? Boy, do I know how you feel. So in the midst of my self-induced pity party this morning, while reading Proverbs 6, God taught me two things: 1) I needed to stop whining […]

I See You…

Saturday, I stood in the breezeway, sipping percolated coffee, watching our people play in the lake. At one point, the most mischievous of our three kiddos silently snuck towards his sister, intent upon capsizing her banana float and submerging her. He stopped momentarily, and glanced up at the cabin. “Are you watching me?” he called, […]

Driving Under the Influence of Anger…

I apologized to my husband for driving into the side of the garage. Acting childishly, and furious at him over something stupid (and not the point of this blog, so I won’t go into it), I hastily pulled away, paying no attention to the enormous dwelling next to the vehicle, clipping the brick and nailing […]