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My daughter is sick. I don’t know if it’s the flu or a bad cold or what, but her main symptom throughout the weekend was a sore throat that literally reduces her to tears. We’ve tried many things over the past few days to try to get her to feel better: popsicle after popsicle, warm tea with honey (that didn’t go so well), cough drops (she thinks they’re candy). Tonight
The other night, I walked into the kitchen and nearly had a panic attack. (For a lot of people, that might be an exaggeration. For me, it’s a pretty accurate picture of what actually happened.) It was nearly 11:00, and when I walked into the kitchen I was faced with a sink full of dirty dishes. Not that big a deal, but all I could think about when I saw
As I sat down to write a post for today, I couldn’t focus my mind. Part of that was because I was tired…but part of it was because when I opened my browser I was hit with bad news from all directions. My instant reaction was fear and sadness…and I realized that instead of writing something new for today, I should re-post something I published a couple of months ago.
As difficult as it may be to form a personal purpose statement…and then a purpose statement for your marriage…I do maintain that the work is worth it. I have seen the benefits to both. They are important. One thing I have tried to do several times, though, and have yet to successfully do, is to create a purpose (or mission) statement for our family. Scott and I know what we
My husband and I are homebodies. We love, love, love to be at home. There are few things we like more than getting food from somewhere (because – duh – I don’t have to cook) and watching a movie curled up on the couch. We are content living in our little house way out in the country, far away from drop-in visitors and the traffic that reminds us that we
Yesterday we broke the ice on the idea of balance within a marriage, and today I’d like to get right into why this is so important. As I mentioned, more is at stake when a marriage settles for imbalance than when an individual does so. I believe that because I’ve felt and I’ve seen the impact imbalance can have on the marital relationship…not just on the husband and the wife,
I’m a little surprised at myself. I’ve spent twenty-two days now (!!!) writing on living a balanced life PERSONALLY – as an individual – and I don’t think I have really even touched on the idea of living a balanced life IN COMMUNITY. As much emphasis as my church community places on living life together, it seems odd that I nearly overlooked the subject altogether in this context. Community is
What I feel led to discuss today is not exciting to me. Quite the contrary. It’s a lot easier – and much more pleasant, may I add – to discuss things that I feel like I am doing well. It’s easier, too, to talk about things I know I need to work on, but that I’ve at least made some headway in. It’s easier to point things out if I