When God Speaks


Hello? Who is this? Do I know you? Have you ever had one of those calls when the person on the other end starts speaking, assuming you know who’s calling, but you aren’t clear who it is? You think you recognize the voice, and you feel a little embarrassed that you can’t attach a name … More When God Speaks

A Really Good Fight


The tension in our home presses on me as if the ceiling and walls were inching closer, forcing out the air and leaving me suffocated. Every task I put my hand to seems like dragging through mud with repeated interruptions and distractions. My phone will not stop ringing. We’re late to pick up our daughter … More A Really Good Fight

Worth the Struggle


Life is hard. In fact, the first three years of married life could easily be classified as one of the most difficult seasons of both our lives. Our “honeymoon” phase ended during our actual honeymoon when both of our pasts reared their ugly heads into our current business. Then we came home to the needs … More Worth the Struggle

Just Say Yes


An EX-Buccaneer named Baxter. I just spent a week participating in a VBS day camp put on by our church and watching my husband, Brendan, be transformed by playing the role of a buccaneer named Baxter in the assembly portion of this event. He thrilled the audience with his lively, dramatic gestures and accent — … More Just Say Yes

Safe or Scary?


Is online dating the wave of the future? I recently met a woman who politely, yet with scrutiny questioned my decision to employ internet dating sites to meet a husband. This was after I told her about my husband and I meeting online. Her comments went something like, “Isn’t that a pretty daring thing to … More Safe or Scary?

How Did You Know?


Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of young women from Switzerland and as usually happens when we first meet someone, the topic came up of how I met my husband. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve read how it usually goes… Me:”We met online.” New acquaintance: “No way! Really?” Me: “Yep. … More How Did You Know?

Meeting Face to Face


Perhaps you’ve met someone interesting online, and you’d like to meet them. Let’s assume that you have invested time emailing with each other, first on the dating site and then through your personal email. If this has taken place all in one night, stop! Go back to the post titled Are You Kidding before proceeding! … More Meeting Face to Face