Thanksgiving Bible Verses | Tabler Party of Two

Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friends and family! I pray you have a day filled with love, laughter, blessing and thankfulness! Yesterday, my sister-in-law Lorri send my family several scriptures to remind us of what God says about thankfulness. She suggested cutting them out and having different people at the Thanksgiving table read the verses. I LOVE that idea! And I thought that you might too! (Click here for the printable version) Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, {Read More}

Best of Summer 2015

Oh my GOODNESS! I can’t believe it’s the last day of August. This summer flew by! I know that for many of you, this means back to the hustle and bustle of school days. I hope and pray your transition this year is a smooth one!  I am personally very excited that summer has (unofficially, of course) come to a close. Could it be that cooler days will be coming soon? Yup. Even here in the desert, high temps will {Read More}

My Go-To Life Verses

What are life verses? They are God’s Word tucked in the heart, memorized and readily available in time of need. Simply put, they are a treasure. Why identify life verses? That’s easy. Every day, we encounter some mix of blessings and triumphs, difficulties and discouragement, anxiety and worry, temptation and sin. So whether we are crying out to God in pain or praising him for his faithfulness, we can hear his voice when we meditate on the verses tucked in {Read More}

Be Your Own Best Coach

Why is it that sometimes we are our own worst enemy? Our self talk throughout the day can be so negative. Have you ever noticed that on those negative-self-talk days, it’s harder to reach your goals and celebrate your accomplishments? It doesn’t have to be that way. You can change those days… reverse them altogether! Let me explain. A few weeks ago, I began the free video series 30 Day Push by Chalene Johnson. It’s a program designed to help {Read More}

10 Keys to a Lasting Marriage

  Tomorrow, the love of my life and I will celebrate 28 years of marriage. How can this be? We still feel like we are in our twenties. But, no, it’s our children who are in their twenties. That puts 28 years in perspective. Together we’ve raised two boys, adults now, with great careers and loving, beautiful (inside and out) brides. Patrick and Shandi have been married for two years. Trevor and Rachel just two months. What values do we {Read More}

God’s Plans vs. My Plans

God’s Plans vs. My Plans… goodness, I have so much room to improve in this area! But it is my heart’s desire to follow his ways, not mine. Why is it often so difficult to follow God’s plans instead of my own? I think it’s a daily struggle for almost all of us, over things both big and small. I know in my heart that God’s plan is always best. I’ve seen it time and time again in my 51 years {Read More}