God’s Love

My husband, Brendan, did an amazing thing for me today. I woke to find a book which held a dated message for every day from January 1st through today in which Brendan specifically told me something I had done or said during that day that blessed him. At the end of each page he reminded … More God’s Love


This week I’m delighted to offer another guest post from Brendan Bennet, an excerpt from The Miracle of Us: Confessions of Two Online Daters. Brendan gives us a glimpse into his initial experience with internet dating… I began my internet dating experience on a secular website.  Silly Me! My first clue should have been the … More K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Passion and Perseverance

“If you’re passionate about something, it overflows into how you make people feel….” This quote by Sunny Good in the spring 2012 issue of Do It Yourself magazine caught my attention and begged the question, “What am I passionate about that overflows to others?” I’m passionate about so many things… I’m a passionate person, period. … More Passion and Perseverance

Deadly Expectations

Our first night out (alone) in Australia. Brendan, ever the gentleman, held open the door of the building. We had agreed to walk because we were close to numerous restaurants. “Where do you want to go?” he asked. “Uh, well….since I don’t know any places here or really where we are, I’m not sure.” I … More Deadly Expectations

Love, War and Sex

My husband and I celebrated our third year anniversary this week. We were fortunate to take off for a few days on an adventure of zip lining through the forest near our home (Mt. Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours), then on to Half Moon Bay where we enjoyed good food, window shopping, long conversations, watching airplanes … More Love, War and Sex

Every Little Miracle

Excerpt number ?… Every little miracle along the way encouraged us. I enlisted the help of my son Chris to help me get  paperwork I needed from Nevada to save me a trip. He gladly managed the task immediately and sent the papers off–express mail. A couple of days later, after checking the mailbox and porch … More Every Little Miracle

Hunt for the Ring

This excerpt precedes last week’s, but getting to that point took some work. Below shows some of the typical times we had with the kids… I like that one there,” I said pointing out a couple of rings that slightly appealed to me. “I like smaller versus something like that big thing (which was probably … More Hunt for the Ring

Furniture Styles

Another excerpt from “The Miracle of Us…” Riding a cable car seemed like the most exciting way to get to Union Square where we planned to eat at The Cheesecake Factory on the top floor above Macy’s department store. After putting our name in, we took our little pager thingy and browsed around the furniture … More Furniture Styles