The Beautiful Truth that Picture Perfect Hides

The following short story was recently selected as ”Story of the Week” in an online writing community I am part of. I thought it would be a good one to share here on the blog as we celebrate 23 years of marriage today! June 12, 1999 was an unusually hot day on our island.  Sweat tickled … Continue reading The Beautiful Truth that Picture Perfect Hides

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 … Continue reading We All Need Grace!

Wisdom from the Velveteen Rabbit

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and … Continue reading Wisdom from the Velveteen Rabbit

Worship with Us – Jan. 17/16

Well, here's something a bit different for the blog overdue invitation to worship with us - last Sunday!  Last Sunday PJ preached from a very challenging passage in Colossians (3:18-4:1).  He handled it beautifully, and I thought it would be worth sharing here to bless you.  Married, single, single again...whatever our situation, there is … Continue reading Worship with Us – Jan. 17/16

Only God Knew!

 Boy, we were young!  I really didn't know much when we made our vows...much about life, much about marriage, much about cooking, much about you (or even me, for that matter).  We prided ourselves on not having a five or ten year plan.  We were open to whatever, wherever God directed us.  Thankfully we were, … Continue reading Only God Knew!