Tag Archives: Strong Marriage

This Man

He serves tirelessly. He works hard when someone is depending on him. He is faithful to complete any job well. And He does it with joy. We have had a hard few seasons back to back. We have lacked time … Continue reading

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Pruning A Marriage Is Hard Work

It is Spring in FL and everything in our garden needs pruning, weeding, mulching, fertilizing and/or repotting. It can be overwhelming when looked at as a whole. But Tom and I have found that focusing on one thing and completing … Continue reading

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Bookends Of Our Marriage

Bookends. Their sole purpose is to hold up the books standing in-between them. You can have a bookshelf without bookends, but they won’t stand tall. Most likely they will fall over as mine always do. Bookends come in all sizes … Continue reading

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One More “Let’s Be” to Practice

I’ve been surprised that I haven’t written more during the quarantine. One would think that a writer writes, and only needs time to do so. And that is true, unless you are practicing this final “let’s be”. Let’s be present. … Continue reading

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Not This Time

Change. We change clothes daily. We change our schedules to meet demands. We change our attitudes when it’s hurting others. Change can be easy if it’s something we want to do. But not all change is easy. I have found … Continue reading

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2019 Is Bringing With It An Unexpected Direction From God

It happened last week. I didn’t see it coming, but God knew all along. Most of you know that Tom and I have a cabin in Banner Elk, NC. You may also know that I have had the privilege of … Continue reading

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What Is THE MOST Important Aspect of a Healthy Marriage?

Do you know what the most important aspect of a healthy marriage is? We believe it’s communication. Learn how to talk, listen and respond in a God-glorifying way and your marriage is sure to not only survive, but thrive. We … Continue reading

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What Does A Healthy Marriage Look Like?

School is about to begin and many parents are rushing to have their children’s annual Health Examination with a qualified doctor.  It is good to have regular check-ups in order to evaluate our body – to determine what’s healthy and … Continue reading

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Trigger Words of Grace

Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is “the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” I suppose the reverse of this could be said as well – using the wrong words when … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – 33

When you hear this number what comes to mind? The age Jesus was when he completed His earthly mission? The RPM’s of classic vinyl records?  Actually, 33 1/3, but it’s close. A not-so-good pair in the game of poker? What … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 7

7:1 My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; 2 keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; 3 bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Say … Continue reading

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A Marriage Flight

A wine connoisseur is familiar with a wine flight; it is a sampling of up to four different wines at a time to compare and enjoy. Today we’re offering a flight of a different nature.  We’re calling it A Marriage … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 5

15 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. 16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? 17 Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you. 18 Let your fountain … Continue reading

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Text Bait

I had an idea of a great surprise.  I’m hesitant to post about it because I really want to do this sometime for Tom. B.U.T. I will spill the beans and hope it won’t spoil it for us in the … Continue reading

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