Marriage Monday: 36 Questions

I have a confession. I listen to Ted Talk podcasts. There are fascinating stories, interesting tidbits of information and for a preacher, interesting thoughts about public speaking. A couple of months ago, I listed to a Tedx Talk by Mandy Len Catron. She explained how she used 36 questions to fall in love. Sounds odd doesn’t it?

I Have a Friend Who…

How many times have you heard someone start a story and you think “yeah, right.” Well in this case it’s true. This is not my story. The story you are about to read is from a dear friend of mine. She tells it (and has given me permission to share it) so that God’s loveContinue reading “I Have a Friend Who…”

It’s been 6 years…

Just a few days ago, Racer and celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. Not long in the grande scheme of life, love and marriage, but each year is a bigger deal for me. Why? Well, because in my first marriage, I didn’t even make it to five. So each year Racer and I celebrate, I reflectContinue reading “It’s been 6 years…”

The Old Married Couple

Over the seasons, I’ve watched The Bachelor and The Bachelorette on and off. It’s fun to dream about going on the fantasy dates, try to guess which person will get chosen and my favorite, go to the gossip sites to get the scoop and hear the “behind the scenes” stories. I have no illusions thatContinue reading “The Old Married Couple”

How does your Valentine “hear” love?

It’s Valentine’s Day and everyone (well, most everyone) is celebrating love. For those of us with spouses, significant others or children, learning how to love the “right” way can be hard. Racer and I love very differently. We “speak” and “hear” love in very different ways. The idea of Love Languages by Gary Chapman helpedContinue reading “How does your Valentine “hear” love?”

50 Things I Love About Racer

Back in college, I was a part of a sorority. If you actually know me, I don’t seem the sorority type. I’m not really connected to it now at all. I don’t even know if I’m officially an alumna because I don’t think I’ve fulfilled the requirements to become one. But, I digress… The reasonContinue reading “50 Things I Love About Racer”

Blind Hope

I recently finished reading the book Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher.  It’s the story of Laurie and her dog Mia, the lives saved and friendships formed.  As I began to read the story – set on the Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch – I remembered hearing Kim interviewed by Dr. James Dobson.  When IContinue reading “Blind Hope”

Dear Birth Mother,

Dear Birth Mother, Our daughter recently celebrated a birthday.  As we celebrated, I wonder if you remember her and think about the day she was born?  Do you remember holding her as a newborn, smelling her head, counting her fingers and toes?  As  I think about our daughter now, I so wonder what that momentContinue reading “Dear Birth Mother,”