Faith

My Word of the Year for 2019: Final Check-In

This year I chose the word communicate to be my theme for 2019. My original intent was for this word to be applied two ways: With my husband: ย I want to be very careful to communicate love, faithfulness, appreciation, respect, friendship and closeness with Paul. This might require specific words, specific actions or a specific… Continue reading My Word of the Year for 2019: Final Check-In

Marriage

The Question That’s Making A Difference In My Marriage

The longer I'm married, the harder I have to work at it. Familiarity, busyness, independence and selfishness all crowd in and turn me into a routine-driven checklist-making wife instead of a caring, thoughtful one! Marriage isn't like a good housekeeping routine that can be put on auto-pilot. It takes hard work and constant intention.ย  Several… Continue reading The Question That’s Making A Difference In My Marriage

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Thoughts On Marriage, Divorce and Hope

I like to write homemaking posts where I acknowledge how dirty and and cluttered our homes can be - and then inspire you by showing how I've cleaned and organized my home. I want to do the same with this post. Marriage is hard and definitely not as easy as organizing a closet, but there… Continue reading Thoughts On Marriage, Divorce and Hope

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Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart

In my efforts to be a grateful, polite person, I always try to thank whoever is bagging my groceries at the store. Last week I turned to the young adult as he finished putting my bags in my cart and said, "Thanks!" He looked back at me and said cheerfully, "Of course! Do you need… Continue reading Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart

Faith

Mid Year Check-In: My Word for 2019

This year I chose communicate as the word around which all my goals were centered. I'm working to communicate love, faithfulness, appreciation, respect, friendship and closeness with my husband. With others, I'm working to communicate a gentle and quiet spirit who hopes in God. I can definitely say I've made progress with my goals, but… Continue reading Mid Year Check-In: My Word for 2019

Marriage

Nuggets of Helpful Truth For Your Marriage

this post contains affiliate links Earlier this year, we set a goal to attend one marriage conference or retreat each year. In 7 1/2 years of marriage we've read a few marriage books, listened to a lot of marriage podcasts and have heard a couple sermon series on marriage but had never attended a marriage… Continue reading Nuggets of Helpful Truth For Your Marriage