Inspire What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? I’d like to join in your celebration. Is it ok if I bring a friend along? I have a good friend who knows a lot about love. According to Wikipedia, my friend has written several volumes on love and he is considered the leading expert on the … More Deep Lasting Love
I plan to write more posts on marriage and relationships to share my experiences and lessons learned on the marriage highway during the last 32 years. I am passionate about encouraging women struggling in difficult marriages. I will be transparent about my journey, however, I will also preserve the privacy of our marriage.
Inspire We are all familiar with fear on some level. Sometimes it presents as a low-level angst that we are not able to shake off. We fear conflict, violence, natural disaster, disease, death, unemployment, and change. According to the dictionary, fear is an unpleasant feeling triggered by the perception of danger, real or imagined. If … More Fear
Happy New Year! Thank you for rolling with me in 2017. Today marks the beginning of another New Year and an opportunity for a fresh start. My prayer for us in 2018 is that we will draw closer to Jesus and experience deeper intimacy with Him. I pray that we will receive the perfect knowledge … More Happy New Year!
Inspire Back in October, while out walking, I saw in my mind a picture of a cluster of African oil palm fruits. As I processed this image, I realized that the image matched my word for 2017, “Abundance”. West Africa is famous for palm oil. The oil palm tree bears clusters of fruits in abundance … More Abundance
Inspire My friend Becky died four years ago. One of the attributes I admired about Becky was her love for God and people. Last month, I reflected on the ways she influenced my life. I am grateful for her example. Looking back, I see how God ordained our paths to cross so I could learn … More The Secret to Loving Well
Friend: You are beautiful. Me: Thanks. Friend: Your skin is beautiful and so is your smile. Me: Thanks. (Blushing) I never thought of myself this way. Prior to this conversation with my friend, I saw beauty as doing acts of kindness and serving others. Though I look in the mirror daily, it was more to … More The Secret Mirror and My Identity
Another unexpected hospital admission. I had to decide whether to stay or go on a planned retreat. The decision was tough, but I felt the nudge to go. I stood on the beach on a nice chilly January morning, reflecting on this current storm and all the other storms my family had experienced during the … More Peace in Life’s Storms
Do you carry a pocket mirror in your purse? As a woman, having a mirror is essential. We use it to apply makeup and make sure we are presentable. At my son’s wedding, my daughters insisted that we have our makeup done by a professional. All kinds of thoughts raced through my mind. I wondered what … More The Secret Mirror
If we are going to keep it real, you and I have taken offense at one time or another. Taking offense is pervasive in our society. The statistics on road rage are staggering. Offense is responsible for many of the squabbles in churches, among Christians, friends, family, and colleagues. We take offense when someone cuts … More The Truth about Me, You, and Offense