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”

Old Stories Made New

My sister loaned me her Jesus Christ Superstar movie. After I watched it, I was struck by how awe-inspiring the familiar story was–as if I’d experienced it for the first time. When was the first time? I couldn’t remember; it was so deep inside me from such a young age.Because it is so familiar, whenContinue reading “Old Stories Made New”

Book Review: Quaker Summer

Book: Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson This women’s contemporary fiction was more than an enjoyable read. The main character, Heather, is unhappy with her (from the outside looking in) wonderful life but doesn’t understand why she isn’t content. She struggles with guilt from her past. She leaves her perfect church where it seems everyone thereContinue reading “Book Review: Quaker Summer”

Book Review: One Thousand Gifts

Most mornings she woke weary, beaten down by dirty floors and crying children and heavy tasks. Her mind looked for escape from what lay ahead: the same as yesterday, tomorrow, and next week. Like a stagnant pond. She worked hard yesterday only to find much that needed to be tackled again. Would her life everContinue reading “Book Review: One Thousand Gifts”

The Story of Moses

Moses, great man of God, can teach us much about God’s patience and grace. God gave Moses abilities to use for his people, and we can learn as we read his story in Exodus. When God called Moses to go back to Egypt and rescue the Hebrews, God often had many opportunities to be angryContinue reading “The Story of Moses”

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”

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”