How to restore hope and joy by living thankful

*Republished from November 6, 2017 I hope you read Cultivating a Heart of Thanksgiving to Restore the Broken last week. In it I explained why I feel the need to take the month of November and dedicate it to learning everything we can about thanks-giving. The practice of giving thanks has a much grander role in the life of a believer than one celebratory day a year could encompass. Still, that one day is special to me, and it has been abused in recent years. I want to redeem this wonderful holiday, or rather, I want to allow my great and mighty God to redeem it. IRead More →

Redeeming Thanksgiving: Cultivating a Heart of Thanksgiving to Restore the Broken

*Republished from November 1, 2017. Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday for a long time! I love everything about it: The food, the fellowship, the family, the fall, and all the wonderful feels. (Hehe, I didn’t even mean to make those all words that start with F until the end. Fun! Haha)  But the past few years have taken a big ole dump all over my Thanksgivings.  In 2015 I caught my husband in an affair (the first time I had discovered an actual physical affair) days before Thanksgiving. I don’t remember much about that Thanksgiving Day, other than feeling completely shell-shocked. Like the world was still moving silently around me, but in slow motion – while I was frozenRead More →

Pornography &Marriage in a Millennial World Part 2 - Be Informed, Know the Facts

Part Two – Be informed. Know the Facts Last week we talked about the dangers of pornography in marriage from a Biblical perspective. This week let’s get informed about some of the facts surrounding this issue. This article was originally published for the site young-wives.com, which is no longer active. So I am publishing it here in order to be sure the content remains available. I am grateful to the ladies who worked at young-wives.com for trusting me with this topic, and giving me the opportunity to speak out. It’s no small issue to tackle. Here is what I wrote: To the readers, let me startRead More →

Pornography & Marriage in a Millennial World Part 1 - Know Who You Are, Know why it Matters

Part One – Know Who You Are. Know Why It Matters  A few weeks ago, I had an experience that has rocked me to my core. Since that day I have been overwhelmed with a burden for the generation of women who identify as millennials. Many in this young group of ladies are entering the early years of marriage. My eyes have been opened to an issue they’re dealing with that breaks my heart. An issue that sends me to my knees.   It comes as no surprise to me that the world at large has turned a blind eye to the life-shattering dangers of pornography, but I was stunned to find that even among “moral”Read More →

Sunshine Blogger Award

I’m doing something a little different today. I was honored to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by my friend Diane at Worth Beyond Rubies. Thank-you Diane, it means so much to me to be recognized by other bloggers who know what goes into keeping something like this going. So, today I’m going to answer the questions I was asked as part of this award, nominate my own bloggers, and ask them my burning questions. This will be fun, so read on! About the Award The Sunshine Blogger Award is a peer recognition award to showcase bloggers who are creative, uplifting, and inspiring. It alsoRead More →