When Grace Trumps Justice

With it being a new year, I’ve done as most of you have done and reflected on what I want to change and resolve to do better in 2012. I am in the middle of reading the book, Forgiving and Reconciling by Everett Worthington and it is challenging me on my view and practice of […]

The Gift that Keeps on Forgiving

A couple of years ago, Gary (hubster) lent one of my books to a friend. After 24 years of marriage, our books live “commune-style”—what’s mine is Gary’s and what’s Gary’s is mine. I, however, don’t always like this arrangement, which brings me back to the “lent book situation.” Now, don’t get me wrong. Gary didn’t […]


Lately, I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to get my emotions to level out. I take that back, they really are finding a level . . . just at the lowest point imaginable! UGH! Now, I know that there are a lot of reasons why I might feel this way, but […]

Marriage Mistake #9 – Forgive My Spouse Only If It Feels Right

You know the old saying, “To err is human and to forgive divine?” Well, that’s certainly been a truth that was lost on me for many years. In fact, I fell more into the “Oprah Camp” that said, “Listen to your heart or feelings.” But when I did this early on in my marriage, it […]