Monthly Archives: June 2016

10 Qualities Christian Men Want In A Woman
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10 Qualities Christian Men Want In A Woman

This is not my own writing, but after writing “10 Qualities To Look For In A Husband” I thought it would be helpful to know what men do or should look for in a wife. I, myself, found this to be very informative but it also challenged me to look at and within myself and truly […]

How Can I Live Bravely with Safety?
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How Can I Live Bravely with Safety?

The title may sound like an oxymoron. And some first reactions may be, “Forsake safety!” “I laugh in the face of safety.” These are the same people who pulverize a collarbone (the x-ray tech said that) when they ride a BMX bike without a helmet. (Says the wife of a husband of such an adventure.) […]

The Myth of “The One”
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The Myth of “The One”

One time when I was around 18 I heard a teaching about making a list of what characteristics you desired in a husband. I was told to keep it in my Bible and to use this list to pray for my husband. Somewhere along the way I lost the list. And that was a good […]

Follow the Heartbreak
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Follow the Heartbreak

“The brokenhearted are indeed the bravest among us—they dared to love, and they dared to forgive.” –Dr. Brene Brown This quote just gets me. I keep going back to it again and again and again. I must be the bravest mom out there because I sure am broken-hearted. And I’m still daring to love and […]

Quiz:  The 36 Questions That Lead to Love
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Quiz: The 36 Questions That Lead to Love

That title looks copied from so many Tumblr posts. Or Pinterest posts. Or women’s magazines. Or teen quiz sites. I actually copied it from the New YorkTimes.  A respectable source but I’m copying it because I’m intrigued with what the article had to say. I’m not endorsing that these 36 questions will actually lead to […]

When Guilt is Really Sadness
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When Guilt is Really Sadness

I have a lovely 20something friend who is the daughter of two sucky parents. I am making this judgment after watching their behavior towards her for the past two plus years and hearing her stories from growing up. These parents are selfish, wounded, and don’t know how to even be grateful for their lovely daughter. […]

Fluffy Moments
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Fluffy Moments

The other day I was reading an on-line friend and fellow missionary’s blog post about “Fluffy Moments”. I giggled as she shared, but also giggled at how many “fluffy moments” I have had over my years living overseas. Living life overseas can be hard and daunting at times. Just doing normal every day things can […]

Love is Patient
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Love is Patient

I do a lot of book reading. It’s one of my favorite things to do, especially with summer here. Sitting in a lawn chair and reading a book is a perfect afternoon for me. I have yet to switch to an e-reader. I just can’t do it. I love holding a book in my hand. […]

God Always Works in Cycles
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God Always Works in Cycles

I grew up in Minnesota. I know winter. Minnesota does have some of the most beautiful summers possible, especially with all of the lakes to enjoy those summer days on. I know summer in Minnesota too. But winter is what Minnesota is known for. Minnesotans get the very good and the very bad of weather. […]

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