Realistic Expectations and WW Link Up!

I’ve just finished a forgiveness series that I’m planning on turning into a free ebook for my current and new subscribers. Yay! 🙂 But in order to do that and to tackle the more-than-I-can-properly-describe-long-list-of-to-do’s, I must take time away from blogging. That doesn’t mean I’m leaving Messy Marriage without a weekly post—actually “repost.” During my […]

Redeeming the Year of the Broken-Down

I keep promising things I can’t really deliver. That is SOOOO not like me! I’ve always prided myself in my follow-through, but my life continues to be just.too.crowded. I keep thinking of the iconic scene in “I Love Lucy” where Lucy and Ethel were working in a chocolate factory and the speed is just too […]

Blogging Friendships that Bless!

A while back, I asked two blogging friends, Linda of Creekside Ministries and Sheila of Longings End if I could meet them in person over a cup of coffee after a conference that my husband and I were attending in New York. Linda wasn’t content with “just coffee” and suggested that we all have dinner […]

Wedded Wednesday and Finding Rest

My husband and I have had the joy of attending the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Marriage and Leadership Conferences at Peter and Geri Scazzero’s church, New Life Fellowship this past week . And this week we’re enjoying the sites and sounds of treck up the New England coast. This photo was taken at Boston Harbor where […]

My Messy Life! Can You Relate?

I’m struggling and I don’t know where to begin to tell you exactly how or what variety of issues I’m facing. Thankfully, my marriage is not one of those issues at the moment. That said, please realize that we still have WAY far to go and have many messy moments that keep us humble and […]

I Feel Like a Broken Record!

… And sadly, I’m old enough to remember what that looked like! Ha! I feel like I am just falling farther and farther behind in life lately. Most recently, I’m having to add 7 hours of travel and treatment time for chronic pain/numbness {that I’ve struggled with for the past year or more} to my […]

Enter to win – That Works for Me

My life, as many of you know, has been side-swiped by cancer and all the baggage that comes along with that {diagnosed last October and doing well today, thank you!}. It’s not that cancer or cancer treatment is still consuming that much of my time {although it is on a much smaller scale}. It’s just […]

Letters that Need to be Written

For eleven years, since 2003, I’ve written individual letters to my sons and husband. Often the letters chronicled what happened throughout the past year along with some words of encouragement and love from me to each of them. I don’t really know how much these letters mean to my family, especially my sons. I think […]

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 […]