Marriage & Family Category

One Thing That Can Save Your Marriage

Seventeen. That’s how many years I have been married to David. Four. That’s how many children we have had in those seventeen years together. Three. That’s how many deployments we endured together. To say that our marriage has been through ups and downs doesn’t quite hit all those turning point moments. Some of them have […]

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Have You Seen Him?

When Daniel was twenty, he gave his heart away to a young woman named Audrey. His first glimpse of her was during the bus ride home after returning from service in the Korean War. She was sitting near the front of the bus, and he couldn’t stop looking at her. At first he thought she […]

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Ezer Kenegdo

It was the summer of 2003. Pulling into the old wooden shed after work one evening, I had a thought. Often I shove my thoughts aside, but in this case I knew it wasn’t me. I felt His whisper upon my heart to look up. Look up? Well that is odd. I parked my car […]

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How to Be a Mom

I was scrolling through Pinterest looking at ideas for a project when I saw a title that stopped my finger from scrolling further down. It said How to be a Good Mom. I thought, “huh, that’s interesting. I had no idea there was a special formula for this. Wish someone would have told me sixteen […]

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Marriage and ALL the Goes with It

We had an argument recently. Not even really an argument. I went to talk about an idea that has been soaking deeper and deeper within to my husband. I just wanted to talk and share what God was leading me to dream and think of. I just wanted him to listen and give me a […]

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Finding A Certain Fulfillment

Can I be transparent for a moment?  I never thought I would want to be a stay at home mom. I’m just good at going to work. I’m not good at being a homemaker. Perhaps it was my upbringing or my God designed make-up. As John and I looked at what parenting would “be” like, I […]

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A Cord of Three Strands

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 My husband Rex and I celebrated 25 years of marriage on May 30 th . The traditional gift for this anniversary is silver, but we’ve never given each other gifts on our anniversary, or even on […]

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Even the Wind

John and I just returned from our first vacation as a couple in nine years. It was an incredible blessing! It was nice to unplug, disconnect, kick our feet up, have a meal uninterrupted, have conversations that were more than the daily agenda. I felt like I was able to reconnect with him. It was really […]

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It Changed Everything

For the last few years I have been trying to better our family health using natural resources. I was tired of all the drugs that were being shoved at my husband with side effects that could be disastrous. He was actually suffering from some of the neurological side effects of the medicines. I thought, “There […]

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Home Movies

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… (Ecclesiastes 3:1) We all need reminders of how quickly time passes.  Life gets so busy, especially for moms of small children.  Each day seems to blend into the next, and the next, and the next.  We thought there was time for […]

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