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Jan 27

January 27, 2016

Around our table

Our first table was from my parent’s basement and around it sat 4 folding chairs.  It was just the two of us, learning this relationship called marriage and learning to eat my cooking (my first attempt at gravy turned into a ball).  In our first week of marriage, we had already been dealt a life change diagnose of type 1 diabetes (insulin, needles, meal plans and many tears).  Sitting across from each other, around that basement table a tradition began…

Posted in Family, God's faithfulness, Marriage, Memories, Recognize and Remember, Recognize and Remember

Jul 14

July 14, 2012

Treasuring Each Moment of My Daughter's Wedding

I love how each of our daughter’s weddings have reflected their personalities.  So even though, this was our 3rd wedding in as many years, Nic and Audrianna’s wedding reflected their artsy,  creative and fun tastes. Audrianna had a vision for their wedding and she did an amazing job of planning and executing a vintage theme for the day.  She asked Alison, a friend and mentor of hers (and the writer of Stuff and Nonsense Blog) to help coordinate the reception and as you…

Posted in Daughters, Faith, Family, Marriage

Jul 9

July 9, 2012

So Blessed …

The last several months has been a very recognizable and blessed time in my life and for our family – definitely providing reminders of how faithful God is.  A trip to the Mexican Riviera, time with my daughter as we got ready for her wedding, sweet time with our  family and then a most memorable, beautiful wedding day for Nic & Audrianna.  How God continues to show His love to me… During the reception, I stood back and looked at the goodness…

Posted in Faith, Family, God's faithfulness, Marriage, Thankful

Jun 6

June 6, 2012

Celebrating God’s Plan for Marriage with a Blessings Unlimited Special Offer

We are celebrating God’s Plan for marriages at our home this month …. My parents celebrated 58 years of marriage this week, they started their journey together in 1954!  What a tremendous blessing they have been to my family – providing the example of what a Godly marriage looks like.  I am so thankful for their commitment to each other and our Lord. Our youngest daughter is getting married in just 2 1/2 weeks!!  If the Lord blessed Nic and…

Posted in Faith, Marriage

Jun 6

June 6, 2012

Celebrating God's Plan for Marriage with a Blessings Unlimited Special Offer

We are celebrating God’s Plan for marriages at our home this month …. My parents celebrated 58 years of marriage this week, they started their journey together in 1954!  What a tremendous blessing they have been to my family – providing the example of what a Godly marriage looks like.  I am so thankful for their commitment to each other and our Lord. Our youngest daughter is getting married in just 2 1/2 weeks!!  If the Lord blessed Nic and…

Posted in Faith, Marriage, Recognize and Remember

Mar 29

March 29, 2012

Your Husband – he is just a man

Yesterday at MOPS, I gave this devotion again.  I was asked to share this message again – a message that I know I need to remind myself often.  I promised the MOPS Moms that I would post it again on my blog and so here it is.  May it be a reminder to all of us, to let God be the one to turn to fulfill our needs, expectations and desires… Believe it or not, your husband is just a man…

Posted in Faith, Marriage

May 11

May 11, 2011

Believe it or not, your husband is just a man

A couple of months ago, a former MOPS Mom came up to me and told me that she thinks about something I said every day.  My initial thought as she said this was, “oh no – what did I say”, but I was assured by her words when she stated these words back to me… “My husband is just a man.” As Bill and I prepared for our marriage, my anticipation was that Bill would be the one who would always make me happy, secure and…

Posted in Faith, Marriage, Recognize and Remember

Feb 14

February 14, 2011

A tribute to my Valentine…

A Tribute to My Valentine… My Husband Yesterday as I was getting ready for church, I was also  thinking.  Thinking mostly about myself, about  how often I mess up and how unlovable I am when I do.  During this thought process, I thought about my husband, Bill who was also getting ready for church.  My thoughts about him, made me realize just what a strong man he has been to be married to me.  He has endured my thoughtless words spoken before I…

Posted in Marriage, Recognize and Remember, Thankful

Oct 14

October 14, 2010

So Many Good Changes in just 1 Year

Our family in September 2009 Our family in September 2010. I am so thankful for all that God has done in our family — it is ALL His doing because Bill and I have made plenty of mistakes.  May I encourage each of you to hang on and stay true to your promises …. God is faithful and brings Himself glory through all of our pain and struggles.   Psalm 113 1 Praise the LORD. Praise, O servants of the LORD,…

Posted in Family, God's faithfulness, God's grace, Marriage

Oct 1

October 1, 2010

Reflections of my Daughter's Wedding #3

After a wedding come the reception – the party time to celebrate.  When followers of Christ marry, there is much to celebrate.  This couple has established a home of faith that will represent God’s love and grace.  Jason & Alycia’s reception was held at a community park under a perfect picnic shelter – it was perfect just like the weather.  Alycia’s best friend from high school, Tina, did an outstanding job of decorating the large, outdoor space to make it…

Posted in Daughters, Faith, Family, Marriage