Parenting

Does Your Child Control You?

No one likes a shrieking, crying, whining, tantrum-throwing child. It's ear-piercing and highly annoying. But more times than not I have given in. I have given in to the shrieks, the cries, and the whines. It really does take a lot of patience and perserverance to act like an adult sometimes. But that's the key.… Continue reading Does Your Child Control You?

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Wedding

Wedding Tips from an Ex-Bride

At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise.  Matthew 25:1-2 Wedding season is quickly approaching. In fact, it is already here! So I wanted to share a few years things I… Continue reading Wedding Tips from an Ex-Bride

Thankfulness

It’s the Little Things

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:8 "Some Italian sausages and candles, and we have ourselves a nice evening together with the family," my mother-in-law stated matter of factly as we sat at the dinner table. And I thought to myself that life is really about… Continue reading It’s the Little Things

Communication · For Her

Confession of a Man

Husband made a confession. "I hate how you don't tell me what you want. Well, and other men hate that too." Guilty. I am so guilty of this mistake: thinking that he can read my mind and surprise me with exactly what I want. Alas, that's not how it works. I guess this is where… Continue reading Confession of a Man

Love

Keep on Dreaming…

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 Maybe you're not like me. But maybe you are. I'm a dreamer. I love to hope for the future and make grandiose plans. But especially I love… Continue reading Keep on Dreaming…

Jesus

The Ultimate Decision in Life

Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. Luke 33:32 I love the illustration of the three crosses. The three crosses sum up life in literally one picture. In the middle we have Jesus of course. The one who gives eternal life. The only one who can give humanity salvation.… Continue reading The Ultimate Decision in Life