James: Trials and Temptations

I was told when I was younger that if you wanted to test your marriage, do home improvement together. I chuckled at that and didn’t think much of it until my husband and I began working on the farmhouse we bought. We currently are living through deconstruction and construction in the majority of our house.… Continue reading James: Trials and Temptations

I Took Back What He Stole From Me

How many Christians out there feel broken? How many of you are discouraged by the situations around you? How many daily sit face to face, knee to knee, toe to toe with their past and all the guilt and shame it brings? How many feel like they’re living life, but not to the fullest? I… Continue reading I Took Back What He Stole From Me

The Pruning of My Heart

I have read that the best time of year to prune a grapevine is in the late winter towards early spring. As the Master Gardener, I believe God knows this and prunes you and I along the same seasons in our lives. Some may remember the blog post I wrote at the beginning of this… Continue reading The Pruning of My Heart

Crystal Clear Glasses

Have you ever felt like you were portrayed as someone you knew in your bones you were not? It feels as though you’re being seen through dirty glasses. Yes, it looks in a way like you, but lines are fuzzy, images smudged, details misinterpreted. You long to be seen with clarity and honesty. To have… Continue reading Crystal Clear Glasses

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

After returning from our honeymoon yesterday and running the errands on our to-do lists, my new husband and I settled down in the living room to reminisce over the past weekend and the past few years together. We both chuckled and admitted if our relationship could be successful then clearly there is hope for most… Continue reading Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

It is not well with my circumstances, but it is well with my soul.

It’s been an interesting year to say the least. In January, I injured my shoulder quite significantly. I have since then dealt with a lot of pain in it which has adversely affected my job, weight lifting, and even recreational life. This spring was an awful one for all farmers. With heavy rains through most… Continue reading It is not well with my circumstances, but it is well with my soul.

Bless Him; Change Me

I’m dating a human being. A wonderful human, but still, a human. He can frustrate me beyond measure. When he comes home late for dinner or doesn’t pick up on my not so sublet hints that I want him to take me out for ice cream, I begin to think, maybe not in so many… Continue reading Bless Him; Change Me