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How to Survive in a Troubled Marriage

How to Survive in a Troubled Marriage

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure here. “My marriage is in trouble; how will I survive?”  This is the question I get asked the most. And every time, I hear the pain, the fear, the worry behind those words. Christmas is no […]

3 Ways to Calm Your Emotions {Before They Ruin Your Marriage}

3 Ways to Calm Your Emotions {Before They Ruin Your Marriage}

Have you ever looked at your marriage and wondered what has happened? Have you been completely dissatisfied with the state of everything? Have you gone so far as to maybe even ponder divorce? You’re not alone. I know that as a culture, we tend to […]

10 Ways to Maintain a Cheerful Heart

10 Ways to Maintain a Cheerful Heart

It’s been raining for what feels like three weeks straight, and to top that off, the Miwest received quite the April Fool’s prank of fake Spring followed by snow in April! The crazy weather and dark, dreary days are enough to get anyone a little […]

Why We Must Persevere

Why We Must Persevere

I guess you’d call it a temper tantrum, of sorts. I’ve been waiting impatiently, pretty sure that God should be doing something big. (As if I should presume to know the heart of God….)  And when He hasn’t answered in ways that I’d like, I’ve […]

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These  3 eBooks are available as Subscriber Freebies. Read more about them below. At the time I became aware of the problems  in my marriage, I was writing for a larger website and the owner began to host these 31 day series on marriage. Ironically, I […]

My Favorite Books

My Favorite Books

I often see people sharing their favorite books, but I find it hard to choose just a few, or even to stay within one category.  So, instead, I’m going to share some of the ones I’m currently reading and some of my all-time most-read books. […]

What Do Your Eyes See?

What Do Your Eyes See?

Cloudy days – you’ve seen them, you’ve had them, you’ve lived them. So have I. Maybe you were driving, maybe you were outside with your family, but no matter what you were doing, you noticed the thick, dark clouds covering the sky. You’ve seen skies […]

In Remembrance of Children with Autism who Lost their Lives after Wandering

In Remembrance of Children with Autism who Lost their Lives after Wandering

Today, April 1st, is the start of Autism Awareness month. Our younger son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in August, 2011. While I don’t write about his needs as much anymore, today seems like a good time to share a little with you. Today has […]

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice

How do you process life?  How do you take what has happened to you and transition it from an event that occurred, to a milestone of the heart?  For me, it’s through writing.  At least, at this point in my life.  I suppose that makes […]

Dear Weary Mom, Pause

Dear Weary Mom, Pause

Dear Weary Mom, Sometimes we just need to pause. Life can move so quickly and we easily get caught up in all the rush of parenting, and child-care, and scheduling, and meal preparation, and…. Well, you know the routine.  And that’s why you’re here. I’ve […]