Tag Archives: Jesus

Marriage Is – Being On The Same Team Fighting A Common Enemy

Dr. Al Mohler continues in his excellent article by summarizing thus: How does marriage glorify God? Tertullian, one of the early church fathers, offers wisdom: “How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

Before we went to sleep last night Tom said to wake him if I needed to. I did, at 3:30a. You see on Monday my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a short time to live. Her response … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Slow Reentry After Prayer

Today we provide the fourth theme on entering the quiet place that Gary Thomas shares from his book, Seeking The Face Of God. 4. A Slow Re-Entry After Prayer – Since spiritual contemplation is largely a lost art in today’s … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm

Today is Halloween. The day when most families are thinking about a night for their children to have fun collecting candy and playing scary games. But not so this year. Halloween 2012 will be remembered as the one where “Frankenstorm” … Continue reading

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Comfortable With The Quiet

How would you rate the quietness of your life on a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being the goal? Here’s another way to ask the same question, if you were to spend an hour sitting in your favorite … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week’s Special Blog of the Week is: One Flesh Marriage We have had the privilege to meet Brad and Kate in person. In fact, we had them over for dinner at our home when they were visiting Orlando. They … Continue reading

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Live Like There’s No Tomorrow

It’s Monday. Traditionally a day when those who go back to work or back to school let out a sigh, a moan or a prayer–depending on how much joy you derive from your lot in life. What if today–on this … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

We’ve decided with our schedules being unpredictable as of late, to change the format of our weekly Happy Hour post. Instead of sharing one link from several marriage blogs, we’re going to begin sharing one or more posts from one … Continue reading

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Cherish.Love.Live.

This is the day we remember. This is the day we will never forget. It is the day when we hold our loved ones a bit closer. And pray to God more earnestly. We will never be what we were … Continue reading

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Why We Do The Things We Do

This is our 1,001st post. It is an appropriate time to remind ourselves of something very important. We have had the privilege of having the same pastor for most of our married life. He and his wife are two of … Continue reading

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United In Pros[e] and Cons

We are privileged to be a part of the Christian Marriage Bloggers Association. It is amazing to meet so many like-minded couples who desire to see marriages become all God intended them to be. We are all in this together, … Continue reading

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Re-Employment Update

As you know Tom no longer has a job. We went away to the mountains of North Carolina last week to be alone and mostly to listen. Tom prayed. I prayed. We prayed together and read God’s Word. It was … Continue reading

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A Lesson From Blade Runner

If you’ve been watching the Olympics at all, you’ve certainly heard of him. He’s one of the most talked about participants in the 2012 games. His nickname is Blade Runner and for good reason, Oscar Pistorius from South Africa lost … Continue reading

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It Was Unexpected – Really.

Last week was one we’ll not soon forget. On Tuesday it was my 53rd birthday. Tom left for work to meet with his boss only to find out this meeting was to inform him he would no longer be needed. … Continue reading

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Part 4 – One Simple Key to Resolving Quarrels

What if there was a simple key to help us unlock the door of conflict resolution? Imagine how quickly those doors that slammed shut in your face could be reopened allowing the sun to shine on your marriage again. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Part 3 – What Pressure Reveals

This is Part 3 of our series titled, Diapers, Toddlers & Romance, Oh My, where we are talking about how to keep the home fires burning in the midst of raising a family. We have talked so far about the issue of … Continue reading

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H.O.M.E.

We know that you know we’ve been gone for the past two weeks. We’ve spent more time apart than we have together, but now we’re… H.O.M.E. There is something special about walking into your home for the first time after … Continue reading

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Mercy In The Mess

We have signed up for Wednesday’s Word by Paul Tripp, and imagine our surprise when today’s word went right along with yesterday’s post. We think you’ll be even more encouraged and inspired to let go of the dream for a … Continue reading

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The Year Of Our Lord–1662

One month ago Prince William and his wife, Kate, celebrated their first anniversary. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since this worldwide event. Every news agency and gossip publishing house was abuzz with wonder and amazement as they … Continue reading

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Companion or Foe?

I love my flower garden. If we had the space I think I would love a vegetable garden too, but we opted for a backyard pool instead. Yet I still love to read about growing a garden. In fact, this … Continue reading

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