Learn from my mistakes

I've been married for over 26 years to a man I deeply love, a man who doesn't love Jesus with me. Through our hard marriage, God has helped me see the error of my ways and led me in better ways when it comes to loving my husband.  This morning, one of the typical tests… Continue reading Learn from my mistakes

Where the beauty of God is found: Meditation on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV Last summer, after a week long vacation with my family… Continue reading Where the beauty of God is found: Meditation on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

When you feel like you’re endlessly marching around a wall

"Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going… Continue reading When you feel like you’re endlessly marching around a wall

Sermon notes: Stay married like you’re not. Stay single like you’re not…

Today my pastor preached from a section of scripture that stirs up all kinds of conversations and historical prudish or bizarre teachings about sex, marriage and singleness.  Despite the potential for dangerous interpretation, he did a great job of bringing the truth to light.  I was keenly interested in this message because the section of… Continue reading Sermon notes: Stay married like you’re not. Stay single like you’re not…

What my unbelieving friend and I have in common: doubt

My husband is my friend.  For almost 25 years we've shared a bed, a home and all the dirty humanity we can't groom or hide in those shared spaces.  And although we don't share a worshipful response to Christ, we do have something very much in common: doubt. I listened to the end of a… Continue reading What my unbelieving friend and I have in common: doubt

God’s sovereignty and bridges

We went to the gym as a family today.  It's a new stage of life for us.  Both of our sons are now tall young men.  My husband is the resident personal trainer and all things fitness in our family.  If it were up to me, we'd all just put on flip-flops and go for… Continue reading God’s sovereignty and bridges

A theology of loving your unbelieving spouse

A Facebook friend recently asked a question after reading my piece about the 8 words. Her question in essence was, "How does God want you to love your husband when he doesn't share the same love of Christ you have?" I'm not a seminary graduate, but as my pastor says, I am a theologian.  We all… Continue reading A theology of loving your unbelieving spouse

5 helps for hard, I mean, all marriages

In September my husband and I will have been married for 25 years.  And that's no testimony to our skill, secrets or practices.  We've done just about everything wrong.  And making it this long is no guarantee that we'll make it another 25 years.  When our friends ask how we'er doing, I tell them our… Continue reading 5 helps for hard, I mean, all marriages

These 8 words: My beloved is mine and I am his

"My beloved is mine and I am his..." Song of Solomon 2:16 So the people who know these things (at least the ones I've heard) say the Song of Solomon is about a husband and his wife.  It's a love story.  Others say its about Christ and his Church.  A love story.  I say yes.… Continue reading These 8 words: My beloved is mine and I am his

Our wildlife sighting adventure in the Apache Blue Range Primitive Area

I saw a black bear cub today. I caught a brown Trout. I went to New Mexico and back into Arizona on a fire road through a spot on the map called Blue, Arizona.  I saw the white Blue Cowbells in the meadows next to the stream that is the Blue river. I saw bull… Continue reading Our wildlife sighting adventure in the Apache Blue Range Primitive Area