The Gratitude Challenge!

Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18 Gratitude is a habit I must consciously cultivate. It is is a choice. It is also a command! Meaning – it is not optional for believers in Christ. I choose to […]

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Say “Thank You!”

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: I have a busy week this week with our children home from school on a winter break and some extra work. I will get to emails and comments as I am able to.  I apologize in advance that I may not be able to be as prompt as I would like to be. […]

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Contentment During the Christmas Season

Administrative note: I am on an email vacation through January 6th.  You are welcome to comment on posts, but please kindly hold emails for me until January 7th.  Thank you and Merry Christmas!   This time of year can seem to exacerbate loneliness and maybe even tempt many of people into depression.  (Depression this time […]

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An Exercise in Gratitude

Greg and April – celebrating Greg’s birthday last week Whatever we “feed” will grow. If I focus on the bad in my husband – I will have no problem finding bad things to meditate on. That is what I did for 14+ years.  I was really good at it. If I focus on the good […]

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The Night My Meatloaf and I Got “Stood Up”

I worked an extra two days this past week in the pharmacy.  My husband appreciates it when I work extra.  So – I try to do this as a gift to him whenever I can.  Monday night I made an extra big meatloaf so that Greg wouldn’t have to cook supper the next night since […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 16 – A Sink Full of Dishes

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  Ephesians 4:29 THE DISHES IN THE SINK Unfortunately, I have a story to share about how I did NOT use words to bless and […]

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“My Husband Didn’t Get Me Anything for Our Anniversary – and I am SO HAPPY TO BE MARRIED TO HIM!”

From the archives – Here are the ways that two wives handle the “My Husband Forgot Our Anniversary” situation in respectful, God-honoring, husband-honoring, marriage building ways! WIFE #1 Since my hubby’s and my birthdays are only one day apart, he never forgets my birthday! Pretty sneaky, huh?  Seriously, in my first marriage I received tons […]

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