Tag Archives: marriage

Still

My husband and I are alone now. It is the first time in nearly twenty years that we have gone grocery shopping and only had to purchase food for two. We still bought more than we needed for a week, … Continue reading

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Little things

Being married is not for the faint of heart. As much as I enjoy a romantic comedy I know the truth that you don’t see on the screen. The passive-aggressive behavior of doing the very opposite of what your spouse … Continue reading

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what is and what will be

I am entering the last few weeks of being the mom of a high school student. After May, I will have closed the chapter on sports, meetings, ceremonies, and papers to sign for consent. My sons will be out in … Continue reading

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Presumed strength

Years ago, my mom was hosting an extended family meal and needed serving tongs for a couple dishes. As the meal progressed and the dishes were passed around the table, the plastic tongs cracked or broke, one by one, under … Continue reading

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grace, love, and fellowship

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Corinthians 13:14). Paul’s letters are some of my favorite books in the Bible. They are … Continue reading

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on opera, marriage, and keeping it simple

For the past few days I have been listening to German operas at lunch. I have enjoyed operas since I was in junior high and stumbled on the The Barber of Seville on the local PBS station. There is something about … Continue reading

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there is love

**this is a cheesy post** consider yourself warned** Today is my twentieth wedding anniversary, I was married at 1 p.m. CST. When my husband and I were engaged, we set our watches to 1 p.m. on the synchronization dial, just … Continue reading

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falling again and again

I have been walking with Christ for as long as I have known my husband, it’s one of the biggest parts of my faith. My faith journey is completely separate from him but it also runs parallel with him. During … Continue reading

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submit? what?

I admit submit could fall into the “four” letter category by default.  It causes strong-willed people to bristle at the idea when advised they should submit and those who are meek-spirited to often cringe. So many people get hung up on … Continue reading

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“Love”

Valentine’s Day is this weekend. A person would have to live under a rock to not know– Jewelers have their commercials to show the “clueless” boyfriend/husband/significant other what she “really wants” this year. Stores advertise their plush animals, cards, candy, … Continue reading

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