Category : Relationships
When I was a very young woman, I loved a young man and he loved me. We spent over three years together and adored one another. But like many young people, I didn’t have the necessary wisdom or emotional maturity to navigate a relationship. To […]
When someone really does us wrong, there can be times that it’s tough to forgive, right? It presses us to the edge of ourselves where we’re forced to acknowledge there is a God who is greater than the wrong that has been done to us–that He can redeem […]
When I met my husband, we did what a lot of couples do when they are getting acquainted—we shared stories. We shared stories about our families, where we grew up, and about our relationships. Because I was single until I was forty-six, my list of […]
I once heard a woman on television say she wanted another child because, “I know another child will make me happy.” She already had eight. If she birthed more babies, a hunch tells me she discovered Number 9 couldn’t do anything for her that Numbers […]
There are some truths that make me sigh in relief. One of these is that real love is contagious. Let me explain. You see, since I met my husband, I’ve caught his love kind of like you catch a cold or the flu and spread […]
There are times in all of our lives when we stand at the crossroads of love and self-protection. We can choose self-sacrifice and selflessness or selfishness and comfort. At these times, love requires great courage. These crossroads can come during relational conflict, when health problems […]
Have you noticed that sometimes God will allow us to be exposed to the very thing that frightens us so we will realize that we are not victims, but instead can be victors? This is how it was for me with rejection. Twenty-five years ago […]
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I like sharing “yahoo” messages that encourage. I don’t mean those from yahoo.com. I mean ones such as: You are loved by God! Yahoo! God will give you courage! Yahoo! You are loved in spite of your imperfections! Yahooooo! But every once in a […]
Lately I have been thinking about how many of us, present company included, sometimes have “train trouble.” What I’m referring to is a concept a friend of mine explained several years ago. While we talked, he laid three cards in front of me: one had […]
There is a lot of talk in the world about how to become happy. You can chase your dreams; you can buy a new car; pursue a prosperous career, or live in a mansion. But God offers us something better: joy. Surprisingly, the way to […]
There is an opportunity in every injustice. Will you allow what has been done to you make you a better person, or will you become bitter? Will you bless and not curse? Will you believe God has your circumstances under His control, or will you […]
For most of my adult life I ate standing over the kitchen sink. I slept alone, cuddled up with a heating pad when I was cold, and prayed when I needed someone with a truck. But on September 6th last year, all that changed when I finally […]
After prayer and thoughtful consideration, I have made the decision to take some time off to recharge, seek God more intimately, and support to my husband. During this time, I will be taking a sabbatical. I don’t know how long it will be. Beginning today, […]
In the past, there were days I was under the illusion that I was Wonder Woman. If I could reasonably fit nine things on my to-do list, I would add five more. I would out of bed, start running, and I don’t stop until I hit the […]
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