An Unwanted Journey for Which I’m Now Grateful (Plus Where I’ve Been Lately!)

You may have noticed I’ve been “gone” for most of the year. I’ve been on a long journey. This is my story.   For my entire adult life, I’ve been a glass-half-full kind of gal. Being positive, optimistic and happy comes, quite honestly, naturally for me. And why wouldn’t it? I truly live a charmed life. (And I have a Facebook page that proves it, right? πŸ˜‰)  Adoring, loving, handsome, fun husband and best friend. Two incredible, loving, 20-something sons who make me proud and {Read More}

30 Days of Marriage Prayers Challenge

30 Days of Marriage Prayers β€” Join the challenge and watch what happens! It’s so hard to believe that it’s been a year since the wedding of my youngest, Trevor, to his precious bride, Rachel. He knew almost from the moment he met her that she was the girl of his dreams, his soul mate for life. Goodness, look at his face when he caught his first glimpse of her walking down the aisle to him on his wedding day!My {Read More}

10 Verses to Pray Over Your Husband

What better way to bless your husband daily than to PRAY for him! Today I’m sharing 10 verses to pray over your husband. Valentine’s Day being just a few days away has me thinking about my husband and our marriage. How can I bless him more? How can I better show my love to him? One way I can do this each and every day is to pray specific prayers over him and his life. I truly believe in the power {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}

7 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Marriage

Maintaining a strong and healthy marriage takes effort. It doesn’t happen magically. It happens through selflessness, intimacy, humility, love and prayer. None of these is easy. But why is that last one so hard to do? I can’t truthfully say that I consistently pray for my marriage. Yet, of all the disciplines that help make a marriage strong and healthy, prayer should be the easiest! After all, the Bible tells us this: A strong, healthy marriage β€” both mine and yours β€” is certainly {Read More}

27 Ways to Bless and Encourage Your Husband

Tommy and I just celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary. Yes, T W E N T Y – S E V E N! That’s a lot of years of living, learning and adventure! We’ve certainly had our ups and downs; in fact, there have been times we may have been tempted to throw in the towel. Thankfully we said vows not only to each other, but also to God. And we don’t take vows to our Creator lightly. One way we {Read More}