Category Archives: Open Nest

10 Questions for Oldyweds About Romance

You’re most likely familiar with the Newlywed Game. It’s where couples married under a year are asked questions separately to see how well they know each other. Paul Byerly has challenged Christian Marriage Bloggers to post 10 questions about any topic … Continue reading

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A Slice Of Our Life–At Home, At Church And In Our Ministry

I love to bake pies. It’s something I’ve done since we were first married in 1979 due to the kindness of an older woman who lived in our condo complex. She took me under her wing and taught me how … Continue reading

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The Many Faces Of Empty

Empty. It’s a funny word when you say it by itself. It sounds like two letters of the alphabet “M” and “T”. I don’t know about you, but it’s a word I use often, and it has many faces. Think … Continue reading

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Full Hearts With Empty Arms

March was a whirlwind of a month for us, and it’s taken me until now to recover. I was away from home for 27 days helping my daughter get ready for her 4th baby to come, and helping our son … Continue reading

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A Marriage Miracle

We are in waiting mode–our son and daughter-in-love are expecting their 3rd baby any day. We have had their two adorable girls for a couple of days so Ashley can rest. Although this is difficult even without the daily responsibilities … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for our Specials Of The Week. We couldn’t choose just one blog to feature because there are just too many great posts to share. We hope you’ll spend some time this weekend reading these posts. You’re marriage will … Continue reading

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Joining The Conversation Of Other Marriage Bloggers

We want to “Join The Conversation,” from time to time of other marriage bloggers that we respect. We are part of a greater community called the Christian Marriage Bloggers Association (CMBA), and there is a wealth of wisdom being shared … Continue reading

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What Weddings Can Help Us See

Today we have the privilege of witnessing the vows of our life-long friends’ daughter. It is a day to celebrate, because on this day her parents will receive the reward from their years of investment in her life. As he … Continue reading

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The Day

Journal from May 18, 2005: I woke this morning feeling the weight of time.  As the days dwindle down until “The Day” is here, I am realizing how small I am, and I am tempted to fear.  Tomorrow is uncertain; … Continue reading

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Spoiled

Journal Entry from June 2006: The expiration date said June 25th.  I have never had to notice this part of the orange juice carton, that is, until now.  My 24 year old son, who loves orange juice so much that … Continue reading

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