Dating, Faith, friendship, Hope, marriage, promises, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

A Portrait of God’s Relentless Pursuit

“Good morning Gorgeous.” I could count on that text several mornings every single week for seven years.

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marriage, Uncategorized

To Be or Not To Be

I've been under the weather this week, so I asked my sweet friend Denise Broadwater to guest post for me. Enjoy!! In marriage, like any other relationship, “to be or not to be, that is the question.” And regardless of what you hear from others walking around you at church or at work, we are… Continue reading To Be or Not To Be

Hope, marriage, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

Truths About the Christian Life

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Last week, I wrote about the battle I’ve been waging in my mind. It’s been a major war between believing… Continue reading Truths About the Christian Life

Faith, Grace, marriage, prayer, remarriage, Uncategorized

Calling All Prayer Warriors

It’s hard to believe Roy and I will soon celebrate our first anniversary. Our year has been…indescribable. There have been incredible moments of joy. We have enjoyed the companionship. It’s been great to watch him bond with my kids, to see him step up to the plate as the dad my kids have always wanted.… Continue reading Calling All Prayer Warriors

Grace, marriage, remarriage, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized

Lessons From the Blender

We are nearly ten months into this whole blended family thing. Ten months. Sometimes it feels more like ten years. Marriage is hard. Second marriages are harder. Blending two families into one peaceful, cohesive whole is incredibly hard. Add a lifetime of painful circumstances hitting you in less than ten months, and it could be… Continue reading Lessons From the Blender

Emotional Abuse, Hope, marriage, parenting, Uncategorized

It’s Not About You (Revisited)

I’ll never forget the conversation I had with my then husband about the woman he was having an affair with. “It’s just exhilarating that someone like that would be interested in me,” he said. Adultery hits at the core of your being. Every ounce of self-confidence and self-respect you carry is destroyed. You look in… Continue reading It’s Not About You (Revisited)

Emotional Abuse, Forgiveness, Grace, marriage, Pain and suffering

Baggage Check

After walking through a very difficult week, it was the final straw. “That’s it,” Roy began. “Take care of it now.” His tone took me by surprise. We’d had a really good day, and I was trying to take care of the issue he was confronting me with now. His words hit me hard as… Continue reading Baggage Check