Category Archives: Marriage

How to Paint on Ambien

Sometimes you get home late on a Friday after being out of town for work all week. There’s dishes in the sink. Not really sure when the dryer lint trap was last cleaned. Pretty sure the vacuum was used beyond … Continue reading

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Faith

I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 Mustard … Continue reading

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Fear

Fear. The rock I put down at the marriage conference a brief 6 weeks ago. Only to pick back up a few short weeks later. Not unfounded. Unbearably heavy. June 3rd Day Zero June 4th Day One. Again. He’ll go … Continue reading

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To Count Or Not To Count

90 Days. The early morning text from my husband, followed by a picture of his 90 day chip. I haven’t been counting the days this time. I’ve counted them every time. I always have to start over. If I don’t … Continue reading

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Silence

Sometimes it’s a lack of words…other times a too busy season…maybe just a season of life… Then there are the silent times when you have all of the words but you can’t use them because to speak them…write them…is to … Continue reading

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Made Well

It can’t be coincidence that Jenny Simmons published two books, in two years, both at a time when I needed to hear the exact words she wrote. About a year ago, I was reading The Road to Becoming and learning … Continue reading

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Just Do the Next First Thing

3:48 am I think I’m almost tired enough to fall asleep but he’s awake now, turning the TV on. I try to cover my head with the sheet but it doesn’t help. I try a pillow, but it’s already so … Continue reading

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Saturday Thoughts

My husband is at a men’s retreat so I thought I would mow.  When Rob mows, the yard is so pretty. Nice straight lines… When I mow…curves…yep. That’s the word that comes to mind.  I think when I mow. My … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday V Day

      

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Friday Night Party 

The girls are off to winter retreat with our church youth group which means it’s just me and Buddy until 3:00 tomorrow.     I can’t remember the last time I had the house to myself for 22 hours.  Yes. I … Continue reading

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