Marriage

KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART THREE

Building intimacy takes a lot of work! Fully knowing and loving each other at the same time is a huge commitment. For us, this type of intimacy is a little […]

KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART TWO

Marriage is hard and building intimacy with your spouse takes a lot of work. Fully knowing each other and fully loving each other at the same time…that’s a commitment. But […]

KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART ONE

If you’ve been married for five days or fifty years, you know that marriage takes hard work. And developing intimacy with your spouse is one of the most difficult tasks […]

ONE WAY WE MAKE OUR MARRIAGE A PRIORITY

One piece of advice we got as newlyweds was to continue dating each other in marriage. No problem, I thought. We are going to rock this marriage thing and always […]

Parenting

THE TREASURE TREE

If you have more than one child, I have a question for you. Are you as amazed as I am at how different each of your children are? It’s incredible […]

3 TOOLS YOUR CHILDREN NEED

The other night I put my son to bed and asked him if there were any new words he heard at school that he didn’t know. He’s eight. And yet, […]

TEACHING OUR KIDS TO LOVE OTHERS THIS MONTH

Love is in the air…or maybe just in the Target dollar bins. Seriously, it’s exploding hearts everywhere! Valentine’s Day is coming up and for some of us it’s a time […]

Faith

HOW TO REBOOT YOUR RESOLUTIONS

We are a week into the New Year and people are already using the hashtag #resolutionfail. It happens all too often. We create lists with the things we want to do […]

WHO CAN YOU POUR COURAGE INTO TODAY?

Are you as overwhelmed as I am with what’s going on in our country and our world right now? The brokenness that surrounds us grieves me deeply. And I think […]

THANKFUL FOR DEVIATIONS

Earlier this fall, I sat on the patio of a local restaurant and shared a long talk with a friend going through the toughest time of his life. As I listened to […]

THE BEST SYMBOL FOR EASTER

I love using symbols as a teaching tool! They help us recall lessons learned and the values we choose to live by. The ring on my finger is a symbol that reminds […]

Hope & Healing

STOP SEARCHING FOR JOY

Yesterday was the first day of school for many kiddos…including mine. Davis started 2nd grade and Reide started kindergarten. The time is flying by! I definitely saw a lot of […]

BIRTHDAY JOYS AND FIRST YEAR LESSONS

One year ago today we were in the hospital holding our sweet little girl and trying to decide what to name her. But what a perfect name we chose. Our […]

THE SONG THAT GETS ME THROUGH

I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since we blogged last. And to think, I had hopes of doing this more regularly! But it has been a crazy season with […]

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