Family, marriage, Spiritual health, Wife, Womanhood


Marriage is more than what our culture says it is.

“God has given us clear direction in the Bible that the husband is to be the leader of the home. Because each man is unique, that means each of our homes will be unique.” — Courtney Joseph “Women Living Well” Our Culture and Marriage In our culture today it is not popular to respect our men.  It is not popular…

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Home, Spiritual health

Unexpected Beauty

I am amazed at God’s creation. There is such beauty in the most ordinary things.  The above picture is an Okra flower. I am amazed at this flower. It is not a flower that is around long. We don’t grow Okra for the flowers. Yet even in a plant that we are eager to produce food for our bellies, God…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

A new week.

  “You have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 As we are getting ready to move into a new week I am thinking back over the past couple of weeks.  I have had many goals and I am not making progress in several of those goals.  I have felt defeated this past week. I…

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Home, marriage, Spiritual health, Wife, Womanhood

Marriage can be very messy.   I have just started getting into the book Messy, Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht. I have only gotten half-way through chapter 6, and I have found this book to be a treasure trove of precious lessons about marriage. Darlene begins the book telling the story of some bad choices she made early in her marriage.  I really like…

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Spiritual health

Choosing Thankfulness

Choosing Thankfulness Do you find it difficult to be thankful sometimes? Do the cares of this life, and the daily struggles pull you away from being thankful?  I find that certain weeks and months I am more focused on my own issues than I am focused on being thankful. I find that when I can get my eyes off myself,…

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Spiritual health

Tending the Gardens of Our Hearts

Tending our hearts is something that needs to be done with diligence

Summer time has arrived! The garden is creeping along. I am enjoying being able to watch the plants grow and fill in the space I have cleared for them. When I am able to sit in my garden and work at pulling weeds or planting some new little plant, my mind often goes to the same place.  How like a…

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Healthy Eating, Spiritual health


How Lovely are your dwelling places or Lord.

I have joined the current bible study that is happening over at  This Bible study is going through Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made To Crave.  So far I have learned a good bit and I have only read through chapter 2.  I have often thought about praying when faced with the temptation of food.  I haven’t every really utilized it…

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