Posted in March 2010

It Must be Good for Me

One of the hardest questions we face as followers of Christ is, Why would God allow this to happen? In regard to a tragedy, personal or global, the question of “why?” is often articulated in pain that reaches to the depth of a person’s soul. Somewhere along the line, even Christians have bought into the … Continue reading

Take a Look Around and Enter to Win

If you’re new to Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which I suspect you are, Welcome! This blog started out to encourage marriage; thus, the 30 Day Wife Encouragement Challenge was born. Beyond marriage, though, my intent is to encourage both men and women to just enjoy life, whether single or married. You will … Continue reading

Small Change Thursday – 1001 Uses for White Vinegar

From cleaning fruit to scrubbing the bathtub, white distilled vinegar is a go-to safe, economical, multipurpose household product. I didn’t count them, but 1001 Uses for White Distilled Vinegar gives tips for using white vinegar for gardening, cleaning, laundry, cooking, and more. Stop by and learn how to use this economical product around your home, … Continue reading

But All I Really Want Is

When I was a junior in college I took racquetball for a PE credit. All I wanted for Christmas that year was a racquetball racket. Nothing else. Just a racquetball racket. What I got for Christmas was everything but a racquetball racket, or so I thought. When each gift was opened, instead of being grateful … Continue reading

Ham, Potatoes, and Green Beans

Yesterday’s organic potatoes Small Change got me in the mood for this quick and easy one-pot dish. You can make it in the crock pot for all-day cooking or on the stove if you want to heat it in a hurry. For my money, though, the extra time in the crock pot is well worth … Continue reading

Small Change Thursday – Organic Potatoes

According to, one food you should never eat is nonorganic potatoes. Because the herbicides and pesticides used in growing potatoes is absorbed into the potato, simply washing the potatoes will not remove these chemicals from the vegetable. I am not one who says that you should only eat organic fruits and vegetables, but I … Continue reading

Book Review: Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

Giants. We all have them, we just call them by different names: despair, grief, divorce, disease, strongholds, family issues, bosses with unrealistic expectations. You name it. The verse that I’ve thought of over and over again since reading Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado is I Samuel 17:48 (NLT) As Goliath moved closer to attack, … Continue reading

Will You Persevere?

Before this month is over, I think I will know the men and women of the hall of faith in Hebrews 11 better than I know my own family. From Sunday sermons to Sunday school lessons to Beth Moore’s Believing God study, the faitful men and women of the Old Testament have come to life. … Continue reading