**It’s wedding season, and 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…]
Several years ago, one of my daughters was experiencing a “lull” – an in-between time.
She’d taken a much-needed break from the four-year college routine and was working full-time. For her, it was a good choice – she was experiencing work life – and taking time to re-motivate for school.
Have you ever been in a lull? Not always the easiest place to be.
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1) I’m Loving It – Family Christmas Photos Taken in Early September!
I’m flying high in realizing two dreams: 1) Taking family pictures at the beach &
2) Completing Christmas photos before December 21st! [Read more…]
I remember a Sunday morning at church with my family several years ago when I was “caught” arguing with my daughter.
The worst part wasn’t the argument, but the person who saw it.
My harsh words finished, I looked up and my eyes met the eyes of one of the women I admire most at church, a national speaker at Christian conferences on family issues. She looked away quickly, embarrassed, by the scene she had just witnessed in my family. I can tell you, I was even more humiliated, wishing I had not fought with my daughter, and, wishing that she had not witnessed it.
I was probably more sick about being witnessed in this family “scene” than the argument itself. [Read more…]
1) Great book – Hannah Anderson “Made for More: An Invitation to Live In God’s Image”
“In an uncertain world, we crave the security of knowing exactly who we are and where we belong. But too often as women, we try to find this safety in our roles and relationships, our professional accomplishments, or our picture-perfect homes. And as we do, our souls shrink smaller and smaller.” This book reminds us who we are – Image-Bearers of God!