Finding Calm Before & After the "Storm"

  For the most part, I am an anxious person. And nothing makes me more stressed and anxious than a conflict. It’s nothing for me to face an important confrontation with my mouth dry as cotton and my voice quivering with fear as I stammer out my disjointed thoughts. The greater the intensity of the […]

Whole People

February’s “Share Your Story” is byNancy Parker who is a professional nanny. She loves to write about a wide range of subjects like; health, parenting, childcare and babysitting.You can find her website at Going into a marriage solely based on the fact that both partners are Christians is not enough … I know this […]

Despairing of Life?

The holidays are a difficult time for many who’ve lost loved ones at this time of year—whether recently and in years past. It’s hard for some who face the prospect of spending the holidays alone, or who simply feel sadness in contrast to what the holidays represent. The holidays can be a very sad time […]

My Part in the Massacre

Today I want to share an excerpt from my prayer time. I don’t usually do this, but feel it is appropriate at a time of national grief … credit “Thank you for being a constant and caring God. Many people don’t know you—not the real you. Many people think that you could‘ve stopped what happened […]

Are You Invisible or Transparent?

Take this quiz: Do you consistently own up to your faults and sins or fear the ramifications of doing so? Do you let “trusted” friends (as opposed to all your Facebook friends) know how you’re “really” doing or keep things to yourself? Are you and most of your friends more self-accepting or self-conscious/self-condemning? Do you […]

"No Matter What"

November’s “Share Your Story” is by,  Gail Burton Purath who blogs at 1-Minute Bible Love Notes   My husband and I aren’t savvy investors… When my parents died, I inherited some money. It gave us an opportunity to do volunteer Christian work overseas after my husband retired from the military. My husband’s military pension paid […]

Repeating the Past?

Like it or not, humans are creatures of habit … by harminder dhesi photography Especially when we feel our habit is not “complete.” We like to resolve things, fix things, have a “happy ending,” if you will—clinging to them, like a dog to an old bone!  That’s why we end up being drawn into marriages […]

Consumed with Making My Spouse Perfect

Back some 25 years ago, I didn’t marry the man that I now call my husband. No, I haven’t gotten a divorce and remarried a different man. I simply married the man I believed would change to suit my preferences and ideals. In hindsight, I can clearly see that was the … Wrong Approach!    […]

Are You Consumed with Status?

Continuing on in our “Consumed” Series … I don’t know about your family, but my kids are all gearing up for the start of the school year. Thankfully my two oldest sons are out of the rat race of middle and high school, where the pressures to be a part of the cool crowd are […]

A Marriage Destroyed by Sin, Redeemed by Grace

Today’s article is another “Share Your Story”  from blogger, Megan Elzey who writes at Sunshine Through the Windows.   My husband, Scott, and I fell in love when he was a junior and I was a senior in high school. Although we married fairly young, we’d already been dating for 5 and a half years. […]