This Man I Love

It’s been fifteen years with this man I love, and he just keeps stealing my heart. Oh, I love him and our life together – the everyday, ordinary, digging in the dirt together moments, & the wonder of watching our children getting older and us getting older too. I love you, Gabe – your heart, […]

life with this man – harder and much more beautiful than I ever could’ve dreamed

Words etched out a year ago, but still so, so true today… The blanket spread out over the tall grass and there we sat searching for words to express what we were feeling. And I could’ve sworn that my beating heart was about to come thundering right out of my chest – for somehow we […]

life with this man – harder and much more beautiful than I could have dreamed

The blanket spread out over the tall grass and there we sat searching for words to express what we were feeling. And I could’ve sworn that my beating heart was about to come thundering right out of my chest – for somehow we both seemed to know where God was leading. And now it’s been […]

the day in and day out of loving for 13 years

The stars glistened bright, and this man got down on his knee. And I could’ve sworn that the whole enchanted universe was tilting our hearts together. And now it’s been thirteen years since we walked down that aisle hand in hand as husband and wife. I’m not sure where in this crazy world those thirteen […]

How to Make the Best Real, Ordinary Love

So, yeah, maybe we haven’t had this crazy romantic love that causes cars and semi-trucks to nearly collide as a mad-dash through traffic is made and a kiss that spins worlds is given at the top of a high rise. But we’ve had bedhead hair and lazy Monday mornings – Rumpled sheets and steamy kisses […]

For When You Don’t Feel Beautiful

Stepping out of the steamy shower I slip the warmth of my pajamas back on. My hair drips puddles down my back as I stand gazing into the closet. His stubble finds my neck, and I look for any place to hide. I squirm away embarrassed and stretch far to the back in search of […]

When Your Love Looks Boring to the World

How do you know what love looks like? The black and white screen rolls love as a crazy romantic race through traffic. Cars and semi-trucks screech to a halt as a mad dash is made for a final chance at love. And a kiss that tilts worlds is seen at the top of a high […]

Unfading Marital Bliss (1 Peter-Week 7)

Here we stand at the half-way point in our study of 1 Peter. And I can’t begin to explain the depth of encouragement, conviction, and blessing this time in God’s Word has brought to my days. Last week was an incredible display of God’s grace in action – How He shed His blood so that […]

When Your Love Life is Disappointing

As close to the edge of our bed as possible I lie with my head buried in my pillow. Eyes burning with tears. Defeat. Frustration. Hurt. Failure. Broken pieces pile high and pierce my soul. The door opens slowly. I feel the slouch in his shoulders – the pain in his steps. I don’t dare […]

What Love Looks Like

How do you know when you’re in love? The black and white screen rolls love as a crazy romantic race through traffic. Cars and semi-trucks screech to a halt as a mad dash is made for a final chance at love. And a kiss that tilts worlds is seen at the top of a high […]