How Comparing Can be Good

Many are choosing “one word” to focus on in the new year and I’ve been prayerfully searching for what God might want mine to be. Oddly enough, I feel Him drawing my focus over and over to the word “compare.” At first glance, compare didn’t seem like a very inspiring choice to me. After all, […]

A Pause to Rest and Remember

Ever since we visited that little town in Wales (Tenby), I’ve fallen in love with the sounds of the ocean. The rhythmic waves coming forward and pulling back. It reminds me of how the Holy Spirit constantly pursues me {us} and draws me {us} to Himself. It reminds me of how–if I’ll just let go […]

The Impact of Illness on Marriage

Some of you may know that I’ve lived with a chronic illness, Rheumatoid Arthritis, for many years. I was diagnosed soon after the birth of my middle son, who’s 20 now! Yikes! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! Thankfully, my RA is well-managed, even though it often limits me in some aspects of […]

A Door I’d Rather Not Walk Through . . .

Has God ever taken you through a door that, if you were writing the story, would not be part of your preferred plotline? I trust God knows what He’s doing in my life. In fact, I think God has a plan for this “door” that I’m now being asked to walk through. I’m not saying […]

Of Apologies, Anniversaries and Giveaways!

I’m so excited to be back with all of you from my 25 anniversary trip to England and Wales. But what’s even more exciting is that it’s Messy Marriage’s 3 year anniversary too! So today I’m going to share lots of pictures from our trip (forgive me if I go overboard–it was just so hard […]

Traveling and Conference Highlights

Recently I attended the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) World Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s always an amazing time with many well-known Christian authors, counselors, experts and/or pastors leading us. I attended several break-outs that featured such notable experts as; Henry Cloud, John Townsend, and Shaunti Feldhahn to name a few. In the large […]

Guest Post at “The Overflow”

  Today I’m excited to invite you over to Alicia Bruxvoort’s blog, The Overflow and her Inspire series where I’m sharing, 5 Tips to Pray More Effectively for Your Spouse. Alicia has been such an inspiring writer and blogging friend. I love her perspective since she shares everything from that down-to-earth mom’s point of view. […]

2 Types of Change

Today I have the honor of being a guest blogger for Kathryn over at Singing Through the Rain. So if you’re still scratching your head and wondering what those 2 Types of Change are, hop on over to Kathryn’s place to get that mystery solved! Thanks so much!  

Wedded Wednesday Link-up and Giveaway!

Since this is our very first Wedded Wednesday, I wanted to make it extra special by also including a giveaway! Yaaaayyyy! Now I know it’s getting close to Valentines Day and around my house, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! So I just happened to come across a yummy and “skinny” […]

My Favorite 2012 Posts

I have a top ten most popular posts list in my sidebar, but often there are some great articles that don’t get the recognition and focus that they need. So I’ve decided to highlight not only my favorites from the posts I’ve written, but also my favorites from the Messy Marriage Team and my Share […]