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What Will You Do With This Day?

Not too long ago a Facebook friend posted the message “You only get one today, what are you going to do with it?” Each day brings with it a plethora of options: You can start off by sleeping in or getting up early. You can shower first or eat first. You can cook breakfast or … 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

All for Want of an Exclamation Point!

My husband and I were watching Seinfeld the other night, you know, that wildly popular show about nothing in particular. Elaine finally met the perfect man, as she does every now and then. When she came home from work, the apartment was cleaned up and dinner was on the stove. He even wrote down the … Continue reading

Marriage Monday – Prayer in Marriage

My husband and I have prayed together from the very beginning of our marriage, and even while we were dating. From the time we were serious about each other, prayer came naturally. We hold hands and pray together at every meal, whether at home or at a restaurant, and every night before we fall asleep. … Continue reading

15 Minutes to Strengthen Your Marriage (Revisited)

This post originally ran on October 3, 2008. In honor of my friends from Indiana to Washington, D.C., who are snowed in today, try one or more of these simple things to strengthen your marriage whatever the weather where you live. ————————————————————- 15 Minutes to Strengthen Your Marriage In making our homes a sanctuary, Rachel … Continue reading

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast – Part 2

After reading yesterday’s post, did you come up with anything that you were putting off by staying too busy? I know I can think of a couple. Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot consider this a “secondary gain”: being busy gives us freedom to put off things that are pressing but that will take more time … Continue reading

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Overworked, underpaid; overscheduled, underappreciated. Over the next few days, we are going to look at the perils of busyness and how to overcome or at least reduce it in our own lives. In the time you would have spent reading a longer post, contemplate these words from Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott found in Christian … Continue reading