Marriage: Nobody’s Perfect

She was such a sweet lady-- soft-spoken, kind, and genteel. A pastor's wife. A long time friend of my husband's family, I got to know her better when I was a young mother and we moved into a house near hers. She and her husband, both now retired, had not been blessed with children, but she doted on mine and became a mentor to me for the short time we lived there. I always … [Read more...]

Saturday Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Who doesn't love a lazy Saturday morning? It's a great day to lounge around in your jammies with the family and enjoy a relaxing breakfast together. These cinnamon rolls are a hit with my kids. They ask me to make them nearly every weekend. The great thing about them is that they don't take very long to make and they also freeze well, so you can make them Saturday morning or in … [Read more...]

Great Expectations: What Are You Expecting from God?

Photo Credit: Michaela Faith Photography Do we expect too much from God? Is that even possible? No. Yes. Well, kinda. You see, I’m not talking about expecting something and God being unable to deliver it. That’s just plain silly when talking about our omnipotent God. No, what I’m talking about is whether or not the expectations we come up with are grounded in biblical … [Read more...]

Homemaking Through Servanthood

Usually, when I think of the word “homemaking,” I think of Better Homes and Gardens. You know, having a spotless showplace with the most beautiful designer furniture, a lovely table set with fresh flowers, fine china, and cloth napkins, cuisine containing ingredients you have to special order at a froo froo food market. Oh, and candles. Lots of candles. Listen, if … [Read more...]

The Daily Wonder of Easter

“What should I preach about on Easter Sunday? Help me out, here.” That’s the gist of a tweet I saw recently from a pastor. It caught me quite off guard, and it must have had the same effect on many others who punctuated their excellent advice –“preach the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ for our sins”- with lots of “duh’s” and other indications that this should be a … [Read more...]