We All Need Grace!

You never know what gems you'll find on the library discard shelf. A few weeks ago I found a little book called Simple Secrets of a Great Marriage by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. PJ and I decided to read the short chapters alone, journal our thoughts, and then come together periodically to…

Notes to Self from an Unexpected (and Horrific) Break Week

Dear Self, Here are a few things you must take note of.  The Lord has been good to you this week.  He has blessed you with down time to think and perceive and give thanks.  He has given you the opportunity to give and receive love in unusual ways.  Sickness and trials have a way…

Love’s Answer to Creation’s Enigma

Sharing a Longfellow quote with you today from my devotional book on this Good Friday morning...    When He bowed down His Head in the death-hour Solemnized Love His triumph!  The Sacrifice then was completed. Lo! then was rent on a sudden the veil of the temple, dividing Earth and heaven apart, and the dead…

From My Commonplace…on family and love

It's been awhile since I shared an entry from my commonplace book.  To be honest, it's been awhile since I've read anything worth entering in my commonplace book.  I'm lucky these days to have time to hurriedly scan my childrens' chapters for each week's school work.  Anyway, I was skimming this week through some entries…