Growth in Marriage

In marriage, we must always leave room for growth. We come to marriage with our own baggage, thoughts, routines, and processes. We come with pre-conceived expectations of the roles we each will fulfill. Too often we come with the intention of changing the other person, rather than simply loving that person and allowing them to […]

Control

In response to ongoing conflict, I decided to read again Proverbs 31. I took a notebook and pen, my Bible and my dictionary. While reading, I made some notes. What follows are my thoughts, not about the woman in the passage, but these are thoughts about me, and my purpose in life. This post isn’t […]

Sometimes Memories Sneak Out…

  Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks. Before I can catch them. Before I even know they’re┬ácoming. I let them flow, embracing their healing touch. I was sitting minding my own business, scrolling Facebook as if I’d completed all my tasks for the day. PING! I have an instant […]

How To Forgive Betrayal

I heard some news today that left me reeling. That one simple sentence left me mired in the muddy feelings of betrayal all over again. I don’t know how many times I’ve thought I was passed “this” only to hear or read or see something that triggers these intense and terrible feelings again. Angry and […]

Becoming the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

As I dressed for bed tonight, I passed the mirror and thought, “Boy, this is not the body I had at 18!” But I’m not the woman I was at eighteen either. That woman hadn’t discovered her bravery, nor her strength, nor her beauty. The Woman I Was The woman I was at eighteen didn’t […]