Quit Pulling the Wagon By Yourself

It's a happy picture, isn't it?Did you pay attention to the facial expressions of those kids in the wagon?  Delighted, aren't they?  You know why?  Because they are enjoying a free ride.  Who wouldn't enjoy a free ride?  All you've got to do is climb on board and enjoy the scenery.  You're not responsible for … Continue reading Quit Pulling the Wagon By Yourself

Grace and Mercy in Marriage

Grace and Mercy in Marriage “Use your marriage as a place to extend the same grace and mercy that you have received from God.” Arrogance and a sense of entitlement fuel his behavior.  Eager to prove himself, he casts aside everything that he’s been taught about right and wrong.  He doesn’t care who he hurts.  … Continue reading Grace and Mercy in Marriage

Life is difficult enough as it is

"Don't make life more difficult for your spouse than it already is." Placing her music in her bag, Carla zips it shut.  Her checklist lies beside the bag with lines drawn through each item. “Where are you going this time?”  Richard’s voice startles her.  The sarcasm in his tone sets Carla on edge. Standing in … Continue reading Life is difficult enough as it is

Blended Families: “Growing Up” Together (via Docellie’s Blog)

I think everyone will benefit from the ideas in this blog. Everyone is met with the challenges of blended family at some point and at some level in life. Traditional marriage is losing popularity; gay marriage is gaining popularity; more than half of second marriages fail; more than half the families in the United States … Continue reading Blended Families: “Growing Up” Together (via Docellie’s Blog)

My Mother’s Father: A Deliberate and Gentle Life (via Docellie’s Blog)

I ran across this tho'tful blog. It speaks of the power of influence grandparents have. Very fitting for Father's Day. This Father's day, my mind does not go to my late father who literally ran himself into an early grave by overdoing anything and everything he did. God rest his soul; he lived addictively and … Continue reading My Mother’s Father: A Deliberate and Gentle Life (via Docellie’s Blog)

The Strongest Man I Know

Standing in the hospital lobby, waiting for the elevator to open, I anxiously bite my lip.  It seems like I haven’t seen my daddy in forever.  But then, to a ten year old time creeps at an agonizingly slow pace. I’ve had difficulty making sense of what has been happening.  All I understand is that … Continue reading The Strongest Man I Know