Restored and Redeemed: A Marriage Story

Wedding rings

We all have a story to tell. I would like to think that mine is not much different than yours, but I know that it probably is. As I think about celebrating 41 years of marriage, I know there was a time that the word “celebration” would not have been a part of my vocabulary in speaking about my life with my sweet, precious, ever patient husband. God knew when I married this man that my relationship with him would be filled with so many ups and downs, so many trials, but also so many joys….and He knew that this …

His Faithfulness Remains

I have had the unfortunate opportunity to endure not one, but two, exceptionally difficult ministry experiences. The first one involved me directly while I was working on a small ministry team at a large church. The details aren’t important, but it devastated me at the time. It didn’t change my view of who God was, but it was disheartening to see a ministry leader behave in very ungodly ways that were destructive to me and many others. Eventually I healed, but I didn’t realize that first event was preparing me for things to come. The next ministry falling out also …

Love and Marriage… And God

Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage! That old song made famous by Frank Sinatra and satirized by Al Bundy on “Married with Children” comes to my mind. We have just celebrated the love holiday all across the country. And yet, the wide chasm between crooner Frank and the shoe salesman is a good representation of how it is in the world. Women want to be sung to by Frank but many are left holding the bag for Al, the down and out man of the house. Love and marriage truly do go together, …