20 Ways to Bless Your Husband

Marriage takes work.  Well, let’s be more precise – to have a good marriage takes work.  And to have a great marriage takes a lot of work.  It’s a linear “relationship,” because it’s like most important things in life – you get out of it what you put in.  So if you want a blessed […]

Is It O.K. to Want More?

So I just got back from a really great conference in NYC put on by a think-thank called Q.  It was an assembling of Christian social commentators, authors, bloggers and ministry leaders who all had 20 minutes to talk on the topic of Women, Vocation and Calling. My main reason for attending was to focus […]

What’s Your Name?

A few weeks ago, a pastor challenged our congregation with the questions “What’s your name?” and “Who is naming you?” And it got me thinking. Who is? Is it the messages I am getting from the world, which ebb and flow, sometimes good and sometimes negative? “Not cool enough.” “Goody two shoes.” “Trying too hard.” […]

The Lesson I Learned From A Blind Woman

So, I went to get a snack at work this afternoon.   Standing in line at my hospital’s cafeteria cash register, clutching a tired looking veggie burger, I just wanted to pay my $2.75 and go.  But this lady in front of me was so slow.  It took her forever to count out her money […]

Raising Kingdom Builders

Just this morning I was woken up pre-dawn by my two oldest when they crawled into bed with me about an hour before they usually get up.  My baby put her syrupy hands all over my favorite leather bag at breakfast (my fault for having it within reach), there was a poop emergency of which […]

Why I Put Sex on My To-Do List: Encouragement for Christian Wives

When I was a teenager, I committed to not have sex until I got married.  Even though I didn’t really know much about sex yet, in the months before I married my husband, I mentally dwelt upon how good it would be and how good I would be at it.  In my little niave mind, […]

They’re Watching You

Isn’t this the truth? Our children watch us…our actions, our responses. We can “say” all that we want, but our true teaching will be in the way we discipline, the way we treat our spouses, the way we act towards the slow driver in front of us. We can’t be on or perfect for them […]