my quiet time {summer blessing giveaway!}

my quiet time {summer blessing giveaway!}

My quiet time is really important to me. As a homeschooling mama, I like having the quiet of the morning to get myself ready for dealing with the day and any attitudes one of my five children may bring with them when they walk down the stairs for breakfast. I don’t have a consistent “how” in the way that I enjoy my quiet time, but there is always a cup of coffee involved! I’ve been asked in the past if Greg and I study the Bible together. The answer is– yes and no. We study individually, but at some point during the day usually discuss what we are learning. It is very edifying to hear what the Spirit is teaching my husband through his own time in the Word! Read More

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Idea!

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Idea!

This year is a double whammy on Father’s Day. It is also Greg’s birthday! I’ve been struggling with what to get him. He can be particular when he is looking at something specific. I know what he doesn’t want… a tie! He is an amazing gift giver, so that makes it even harder for me when it comes to getting him something! So here I sit, two days before his birthday and Father’s Day, being a last minute gift giver!

One thing I knew he would love is a massage. But… if you’re like me, you might not want some other woman rubbing on your hubby! I mean, Greg is super hunky so…. it’s just how I’ve always felt about it. We did get couple’s massages one year for Valentine’s Day and it was super awkward for me because we knew one of the massage therapists.

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The Struggle in Ministry

The Struggle in Ministry

Since the beginning of time, there has been a struggle in ministry. Lucifer, the great and beautiful angel, the “Day Star” (Isaiah 14:12-14), full of wisdom and perfect in beauty (Ezekiel 28:11-19), had a power struggle with God. Some make an argument that Satan was a ‘worship leader’ in the heavens before his fall. Either way, the struggle has been here from the beginning.

There seems to be a trend in the ministry that I have seen repeated quite a bit in the past few years. Husbands leaving their wives for other relationships. The wife is a leading lady in ministry, the husband more behind the scenes in support. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not stupid. I know women leave the marriage relationship as well.┬áIt just makes me ask questions like “How?” and “Why?” without real answers because each situation is unique. I can’t imagine the pain these women are bearing in having to confess to the world that their marriages have fallen apart. It absolutely breaks my heart. It makes me want to weep.

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