Starbucks, Here I Come!

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to win a Starbucks gift card from Joanne at One So Blessed. She was giving the card away as a promotion for a series she was doing for the month of February. When I received the card I was going through a time of not knowing what … Continue reading

It’s Not About Me

Anyone who has been in Christian circles over the past 10 years or so knows “it’s not about me.” Whether you agree with Rick Warren’s beliefs or not, he taught us as Christians that our lives are not about us, they are about God and his kingdom. I’ve also learned that “it’s not about me” … Continue reading

A Blameless Heart? Where Do I Get One?

“A sentence from Psalm 101 has been both challenging and convicting for me: ‘I will walk in my house with blameless heart‘ (Psalm 101-2, NIV). When God speaks to me about being more loving, this verse reminds me to make application in my family first—and then to others. It forces me to ask, ‘Am I … Continue reading

Laugh Together – Revisited

Joanne Woodward, actress and wife of Paul Newman, is quoted as saying Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat How do you and your spouse fare in the “laughter” category? Laughter, you say! We … Continue reading

A Wretch by Any Other Name

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I was once was lost, but now I’m found, Was blind, but now I see. What do you think of when you hear the word “wretch”? If you are like me, and of course everyone is, you think of a base person, someone … Continue reading

It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’

Sharing with you today a story of shame and redemption that is for all of us. Just as Christ lovingly held out his hand to Mary and spoke her name, he offers his nail-scarred hand to you and whispers your name in love and redemption. When Shame Speaks, Kristen Schiffman, Exemplify Online and Magazine Yours … Continue reading

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