Love Story

 Love and marriage go together like salt and pepper or shampoo and conditioner. So what happens when the love disappears? Often that means the couple lets the marriage go. But does that make good sense? If you ran out of conditioner, would you refuse to shampoo your hair? If you ran out of salt, wouldn’tContinue reading “Love Story”

Soup Stories

My four-year-old granddaughter sat on the bar stool, looking across the counter to where I prepared lunch at the kitchen sink. She said, “I can’t wait for the soup to cook; I’m so hungry.” “What would you trade for some soup?” I told her the Bible story of the older brother who sells his inheritanceContinue reading “Soup Stories”

Marriage Story

Show your children that the marital relationship is the main priority. Be courteous to each other. Respect your spouse by speaking well of them. Always. Enjoy the day-to-day routines and even the disasters, which will likely end up as treasured funny stories. My in-laws remained married for more than sixty-five years — until they diedContinue reading “Marriage Story”

Buffets of Books

  I’m standing in front of a buffet of all my favorite foods. Salmon, scallops, or crab?  Baked, roasted, or mashed potatoes? Dark chocolate brownies or apple crisp with ice cream? Do you ever feel like this? Frozen in place, overwhelmed with all the possibilities? I love choices, but there is a downside to tooContinue reading “Buffets of Books”

Seasonal Stories

Just as a year has seasons designed for certain tasks and priorities, so can a woman’s life story. A year’s seasons can be compared to the chapters in a woman’s life. Her coming-of-age, finding love, growing a family, living and working in her community and world. There is overlap, and chapters can come in aContinue reading “Seasonal Stories”