Run to Your Father

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Today is Father’s Day. I am very blessed to have my husband, my father, and my father-in-law in my life. Each plays a different part in teaching me about the world, relationships, and loving people. But I’m reminded that there are men who yearn for children but do not have them as well as men […]

The Easiest & Hardest Gift to Give on Father’s Day

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Last month we talked about how easy it is to give mom a bottle of perfume instead of an act of service. Service costs us something more than money. And it’s difficult. The same kind of thing applies to celebrating our husbands on Father’s Day. True, the “holiday” is about children acknowledging their fathers, but […]

Marriage & Simply Being Together

I am no expert on marriage. But, thankfully, I’ve spent the last 16 years married to Mr. Right-for-Me. It hasn’t been all fun and games. There have been rough times. We’ve been hacking a life together in the jungle. But, whoever wrote those traditional marriage vows knew what he was saying: for richer, for poorer, in […]

Unexpected Blessings

photo source Over the years life has taken some unexpected twists and turns. And while the journey has been bumpy at times, there have been some unexpected blessings at the end of every twist, many of which have been chronicled here in this itty bitty corner of the web. Care to walk with me down […]

Booking It with Mandi Ehman, Kristen Welch, and Andrew Peterson


Are you Booking It this year? Yesterday we discussed the “assigned” reading of the month, The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Today we’re sharing all the reading we’ve done over the last month. I’m actually surprised at how much reading I did. I credit a lot of it to owning a Kindle. Not only does the Kindle […]

Booking It with The Pilgrim’s Progress


This year we’re Booking It on LifeasMOM. It’s an online book club designed to get you off the computer, phone, and boob tube and into a book. Reading is an adventure! You learned this long ago. But, in our older years, it is tempting to forget. On the 10th of each month, we’re discussing an assigned […]

At-Home Date Night Tips

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In the weeks leading up to Father’s Day, I’m collaborating with a great group of bloggers to share ideas on how to “honor the man they call daddy.” Whether it’s your own husband, your dad, your brother, or another special man in your life who is a father, these ideas will be thought-provoking and encouraging. […]

How Could I Forget – Compassion

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Fifteen years ago FishPapa and I traveled to a little village called La Pradera in Honduras, outside the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Part of a team sent from our church, we were there to offer support to a local church there. We were not connected by denominational lines, but rather a heart to serve people, […]