**It’s wedding season. Our family is in wedding mode as we anxiously await our daughter’s wedding, to a great guy, Sean. This week I’m pulling from the archives to my dad’s favorite post, an article on treating our spouse with ‘ten cow’ reverence! These are the words I would speak to my daughter and her fiancée in approaching marriage – the same words I heard spoken to my dear friend about 28 years ago. [Read more…]
“How do you spell relief?”
Do you remember the ad campaign for the heartburn medicine that asked that question?
I wonder how we spell relief for other heart conditions…such as heartache? Or that weary feeling – deep down bone tired from life’s unexpecteds.
There are so many heartaches and troubles in life. The pain of a broken relationship, a child who has strayed, a spouse who is troubled at work, a church where we feel judged or unappreciated. Or just plain loneliness.
How do we get R-E-L-I-E-F? [Read more…]
I’ve come to look forward to the monthly practice of looking back and reflecting on the stuff of life over the past month, a habit started by Emily at Chatting at the Sky site.
This month I was surprised to realize I’ve been reading. A lot! For me this is self care – reading is a real treat for me – and, apparently, I have been treating myself well amidst one of the busiest months in a decade.
I’m sharing a peek into some of my recent reads with the hope of blessing your ‘to read’ lists for the upcoming summer. [Read more…]
Wants. Needs. Gotta have ‘ems.
I have ‘want’ lists in my head. Is there something you want? Perhaps a better job, or a bigger home, a spouse? Some thing you feel would improve your life. Make life ‘better’.
“The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want.”
– Psalm 23:1 [Read more…]
‘You have far more influence than you think.’
I received this encouraging thought in an unlikely place – a tiny scrap of plain white paper folded inside a Chinese fortune cookie. [Read more…]