Category Archives: House and home

Pure Water

I heard a sex-ed teacher describe a lesson. She fills a glass with water and tells her students to pass it one to another, each spitting into the glass. After they all spit, she asks if anyone would like to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Gift

  God gave me an unexpected gift. I lay on the garden swing, half napping, half praying. A sound I couldn’t quite place caught my attention. It was a little like the chainsaw at work a few houses away, only … Continue reading

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Don’t Suffer in Silence

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As Good as Church

Ephesians 5:24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands I sometimes say (sorta kinda halfway seriously) that I submit to my husband every bit as much as the church submits to Christ.   … Continue reading

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The Head and the Heart

When it comes to a good marriage, who’s in charge? Ephesians 5:23’s For the husband is the head stirs heated debate. No one is neutral. I believe that God’s best plan is for the husband to the head of the home . … Continue reading

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Know This, It’s More than Sex

When I was a child, the Bible was the good ol’ King James. Genesis 4:1 (KJV) And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain. I giggled at that word, knew. I figured that was the King’s … Continue reading

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The Best Thing for Your Marriage

  This is a good week to think about marriage. What makes for a good relationship?     Love Courtesy Humor Commitment You’ve probably heard this quote, attributed to John Wooden and a host of others: “The best thing a … Continue reading

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Gratitude Ratings

We complain. A lot. We complain about the weather, our jobs, our homes, the food, our kids, our commute, the people we elected to govern us.   How does all that sound to God? Like we’re evaluating his job performance? … Continue reading

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Glorious Glass

2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV) For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.   Yep, the … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Prayer Closet

  Lord God, I’ve crowded too much stuff into my prayer closet. Show me what to throw away, what to give away and what to share with you.

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