10 Habits for a healthy marriage

10 Habits for a healthy marriage

I cut into a perfectly grilled steak at the moment the waitress tucked the pad in her pocket and paused at our table. She overheard that it was our anniversary. I was hoping she paused to offer a free dessert for our special occasion. Instead, she paused to receive...
10 Things Mom Gave – that I want to keep giving

10 Things Mom Gave – that I want to keep giving

Giving. That’s the word that describes my mom. With Mother’s Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about her a lot. It’s the fifth May that I’m remembering mom instead of celebrating with her. I’ve joined many of my friends in this tender place of reminiscing. That’s how...
3 Tips for the family in changing seasons

3 Tips for the family in changing seasons

It’s my turn in the backseat. We’re halfway home on an 18-hour road trip back to West Texas from the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Our college sons are in the front now—one drives while the other plays the music. I’m enjoying the scenery from the back. The pear trees...
“Love is” – 10 Quotes from Charlie Brown about Love

“Love is” – 10 Quotes from Charlie Brown about Love

It’s February already! Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, today I’m going to share some insights about love from one of our favorite life philosophers, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. My husband has loved them since he was a kid—he still has a Peanuts bed...
When life gets out of control and fear creeps in

When life gets out of control and fear creeps in

Do you feel afraid of what’s ahead? Maybe it’s changes that you’re anticipating—a new season for the family, new job, new commitments. Or maybe it’s the old that you’re afraid of. You’re afraid the old problems will stay the same and you can’t handle them much longer....
2 Tips for a tender heart in the holidays

2 Tips for a tender heart in the holidays

Last night our Sunday night group went around the circle and “checked in”. That’s one of our ways of letting each other know how we are doing and helps us pray for each other in the upcoming week. We call it “SASHET” – we choose an emotion that matches one of the...