Don’t Pinch His Face

Proverbs 12:18 says, “There is one who’s rash words are like sward thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” I have a difficult time holding back my words. I wear my heart on my sleeve and easily share with others what I am thinking. This can be helpful when I am in group…

Why Don’t I Get What I Deserve?

I’ve been wronged. I don’t deserve this. How unfair. These are the thoughts that pour through my head when someone causes me distress. When Kyle says something that doesn’t sit well with me, I quickly begin thinking about all of the things I deserve. I linger on how things should have been said—the words Kyle…

That’s What She Said

Sometimes I think the words spoken between Scott and I get sent through some sort of voice scrambler. Maybe we just choose to hear what we want to hear. Maybe we simply get into moods. There are occasions, when we just look at each other in total disbelief at the words that tumble out. One…

You’re a Good Wife

Sometimes it’s easier to feel like a failure than it is to feel as though I’m as good of a wife as those surrounding me. Part of this is a result of a the facade I see on social media, and part of it is a result of having such high expectations for myself. I…

Half of the Equation

I sat in the marriage counselor’s office with my arms crossed. I was feeling pretty frustrated. My husband and I had been through a difficult season and were working hard on our relationship. God was giving us glimpses of what was in store for us, but the process was so painfully slow. We were having…

Dancing in the Minefields

I remember reading books on the topic of dating in high school. They said “don’t date, you have absolutely no chance of marrying who you date in high school—and even if you do, it won’t turn out well.” I always knew Kyle was different than the boys I read about in those books. We always knew…

Rick Astley Will Let You Down

I’m not usually this cheesy, I promise. However, my coworkers and I were jamming out to some Rick Astley yesterday (yes, we’re that awesome) when one of them said “Wow…he makes a lot of promises.” I began to think of how he could possibly keep these promises; and I realized he couldn’t. Even if he…

20/20 Vision

My son put on my glasses and stumbled across the room. He said, “Mom, why is it blurry when I look through your lenses?” I told him it was because we all have different eyesight so everyone uses different lenses to look through. I sat there for a minute and thought, “Well, ain’t that the…

Put Away Your Phone

My iPhone… We’re joined at the hip, my iphone and me. My iPhone is always by my side. It’s attached to my arm at the gym, it’s on my desk while I’m at work, it’s next to me on the couch while I’m watching TV, it’s on the table next to my plate while I’m…