In the Beginning, A Young Love Story

  Once upon a time in a land far, far away, over the river, through the woods, past miles of corn fields, soy bean plants...and nestled between cow pastures and a horse farm...I met the man of my dreams.  Though neither one of us actually knew it at the time.  My dad had been appointed pastor of this cute…

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The Lonely Pursuit

This is a letter from Rachel. And I am writing to all the lonely women, mothers, wives, ministers, and wives of ministers.

Motherhood Overloaded

Motherhood has to be the hardest role I have ever played.  It is full of such a broad spectrum of emotions that sometimes hit all at one time...which can make for a volatile   and very exhausting day.  Being a mother is such a heavy and scary responsibility.  A responsibility that I do love, but sometimes…

Love Restored

My husband was barely down the road 10 minutes and my phone rang.  It was him.  My heart raced!  This was either really good...or really bad.  Very timidly I answered the phone.  Was he calling to say he has made a huge mistake?  A mistake leaving?  A mistake to try to let it work? Was he going to tell me he…

Love Worth Fighting For

I could not sleep Tuesday night...at all.  My mind was racing, my emotions were completely unstable.  Just when I would manage to doze off I would wake up crying...maybe I woke myself up from crying, I don't know.  Even my dog knew something was up.  She rarely comes into my room, but tonight she would…

Love Lost

I have waited a long time to put my full heart and story out there.  I have revealed pieces, and overall the people in our lives know that we faced a really rocky point in our marriage.  I have referenced how I almost lost my husband and marriage and spoken of the milestones we have accomplished…

In Pursuit of Ministry

My husband and I have taken quite the step this year by making the decision to pursue our ministry credentials together in our church organization.  We have had quite the journey getting to this point and I must say I never expected this to happen.  It's truly amazing what God can accomplish in your life…

From Prudence to Proverbs

Week 1 Wrap-Up (A Virtuous Life Bible Study) As my study in prudence continued through last week, we read in the books of Ruth and Proverbs.  One thing I learned about myself already in this study is that I am not as insightful as I thought I was!  Who knew the story of Ruth was full…