Intimacy with God is made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We are able to draw near to God when we accept Jesus' sacrifice as truth, because we now have the righteousness of Christ. A couple of weeks ago, I read Tauren Wells' devotional on the YouVersion … Continue reading Intimacy with God
Last month, I wrote a post on dealing with difficult people, about how we should have more understanding toward those people. We're so quick to attack, judge, and cut them out of our lives that we don't think about the positives that those people bring to our lives. Eventually with this series, I will discuss … Continue reading Dealing with Difficult People: Is it Me?
Why do we have so many fights with our spouses? Why do we keep having the same arguments over and over again? Because we don't want to let it go. I could stop right there. But I don't want to let it go. I want to hold on to my anger, my hurt, my rightness. My … Continue reading The Beauty of Letting Go
Without those difficult people in my life, I would have never grown, at least in the ways that I have. I've had people criticize my writing, attack my joy, and call me out for my pride. I can't believe that years later, I'm still thinking of the people that have hurt me, and the ways they have blessed my life.
The internet has fallen in love with those cute comics that describe what love is. Too often I find one on social media and instantly share it with my husband with the message, "This is SO us!" What these comics have taught me is that love can be defined by various actions, feelings, and circumstances. … Continue reading Love is…
Well, I said I'd do it. So here it is, a blog post on how to speak clearly and effectively with others. Speaking clearly is difficult for me. I'm afraid of how the other person will react, so I usually cover it up with side comments, filler words, and half-truths. I'm not very clear because … Continue reading How to Speak Clearly and Effectively
When you first get married, you think that you will always agree with your husband. Let's pop that bubble right now: You're going to disagree, and it will probably be messy. I can only speak from a woman's perspective, but I was taught that my wedding day would be the greatest day of my life, … Continue reading Make Your Own Dream
Happy Labor Day to all my fellow workers! I have been blessed these past couple of weeks to have my articles featured on other blogs. This one is on a marriage blog. John Thomas interviewed me about some communication issues I was having with Lenny in the beginning of our marriage. Communication is an ongoing … Continue reading Check Out My Guest Blog on Inspire Your Marriage
While your spouse shouldn't be your only accountability partner, what better person to have help you grow than the one who knows what your morning breath smells like?
In modern English, hope has become an empty word. For example, when one says, "I hope everything works out," there is no substance behind those words. The hope is not based on facts, circumstances, or even prayers! Therefore, when Paul says Love always hopes, what does he mean? I love learning other languages, so I'm thankful for … Continue reading Where is Hope Found?