Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Fragrant Aroma: A Realization and A Confession

I keep thinking that life is getting in the way of writing. BUT. Life is what I’m called to live. Writing is simply an outlet to share our life with others. Somehow I think I’ve switched the two. This is … Continue reading

Posted in A Fragrant Aroma, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

What Your Shopping Cart Says About You

As Tom and I were leaving Costco recently, the check-out clerk commented he wanted to come to our house simply based on what we were buying. It made us laugh as we realized how different seasons require different purchases from … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Date Night Ideas, Mark Your Calendars (time sensitive), Orlando Date Ideas | 10 Comments

Happy Hour

It has been a few weeks since we’ve been able to highlight some of our favorite blogs. This isn’t because there haven’t been good ones to read – on the contrary! It seems the marriage blogs we frequent are growing … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Love, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Happy Hour, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Ordinary Days

This post was originally posted in April of 2010. I happened upon it last night as I was looking for something else. What affected me is we’re in a season where life is NOT ordinary. It has been a challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

I Envy Smokers

I see it all the time, and it usually makes me sad for the habit they have. You’ve most likely seen it too – a group of nicotine addicts gathered outside on a beautiful day to have their fix. It … Continue reading

Posted in Date Night Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Still

When was the last time you were still? Sleeping doesn’t count! Stillness is something with which most of us are not comfortable. Why? Because when we’re still all we have is our thoughts, and sometimes our thoughts aren’t encouraging. Sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Music, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hit Or Miss

When schedules are demanding and time to connect is lacking, it is easy to find our communication either hitting or missing the mark. Have you ever said one thing only to have your spouse interpret what you said, how you … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Growing Strong Marriages | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Romantic Orlando – West Orange Bike Trail

We had the opportunity to spend an afternoon bike riding together on the West Orange Trail in West Orange County. It was a beautiful day, and the cost was minimal thanks to a Living Social Deal. We pedaled for 12 … Continue reading

Posted in Date Night Ideas, Fun Dates, Mark Your Calendars (time sensitive), Orlando Date Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Go Fish” Fryday

I was in a meeting this week with some other wives, and this idea came to us through laughter and tears, the good kind of tears from laughing too hard. One friend had her toddler in her arms eating a … Continue reading

Posted in Date Night Ideas, Fun Dates, humor, Wives | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Vintage Post: Raining Romance

This post was originally shared in July 2010. We believe it is worth sharing again: It is raining outside as I write this post.  I have always loved the rain – the gentle shower as well as the violent storm.  … Continue reading

Posted in Romance, Romance in Marriage, Vintage Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Keep Me Near

January is  the month when people often purpose to be consistent in their devotions. It is Wednesday. The month is over half passed, and maybe you’re needing to be reminded, like me, who it is we need most to help … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Music, Worship | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

3500 Years Up In Smoke

This morning I awoke before dawn with a plan, and so did someone else apparently. I read my Bible reading for today from the book of James… So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Conflict, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, Temptation, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

How Are You?

I am often stumped by this simple question – how are you? I have to stop and actually think about how I am doing before I answer. I used to answer a quick, “fine and you?” But I can no … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Date Night Ideas, Growing Strong Marriages, Mark Your Calendars (time sensitive), Orlando Date Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Our Sunday Open House

This weekend we were privileged to host a Bridal Shower (Saturday) and a Graduation Party (Sunday) in our home. We love doing this and have learned how to get our home ready to welcome visitors together as a team. We … Continue reading

Posted in A Fragrant Aroma, The Romantic Vineyard | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Off The Air

Image Credit: gramilano.com As I am writing this post our blog is “Off the Air.” It is a strange feeling and one I’ve never experienced since becoming a blogger. We’ve had a minor issue with some people not being able … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Holiness Is A Harvest

A friend recently shared with us this quote by Josh Harris:‎ “What you see in your spiritual life today is the direct result of what you’ve put in the soil of your life in days past. The difference between the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Waiting

There is nothing more challenging to faith than to have to wait. A patient has to wait for the results from a test to see if their condition is fatal. A student has to wait to see if their test … Continue reading

Posted in Difficulty, Music, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Desire Of The Heart

Do you ever wish the Lord would give you the desire of your heart in regards to your marriage? What if God were to change that desire and give you what your marriage truly needed? Watch this video of a … Continue reading

Posted in Date Night Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hold On

I don’t like roller coasters. I used to when I was little, but something happened after I had children. Maybe it was wisdom! 🙂 I don’t like anything which frightens me or causes my adrenaline to soar with the eagles. … Continue reading

Posted in Date Night Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Happy Hour

It’s been too long since we’ve been able to share with you our Specials of the Week. We’re so glad to be back and ready to welcome the weekend with some great reads for you! First, I want to highlight … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Love, Happy Hour | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment