Confession, the Gateway to the Satisfied Life

Part 2 in the Satisfied Life- Practically, in our everyday life we often treat God like a distant relative, or He is "up there" somewhere. We go for periods of time without talking to Him, consulting Him or thanking Him. We have more of a contractual relationship; if we do our part, He will reward or … Continue reading Confession, the Gateway to the Satisfied Life

Unraveling sin, one thread at a time

Easter week, Psalm 41: The anger could not be avoided. It was open for all to see and hear, as tables were turned and irate voices followed. “Impossible. Embarrassing. Unlikely. What right does he have?” were the thoughts of the crowd. Others thought, “It is about time. Finally. Serves them right! Who would have the … Continue reading Unraveling sin, one thread at a time

30.30.30. Day 15: A Wide and Deep Love and Forgiveness

30.30.30. Day 15   The Passage: Psalm 103 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; 3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; 4 Who redeems your life from the … Continue reading 30.30.30. Day 15: A Wide and Deep Love and Forgiveness

Erasing Spring Break (and other unmentionable things, like my careless words!)

There are moments we all want to forget and erase from our memory and everyone elses as well. We wish we could quietly tuck them away, like an old t-shirt on the bottom of the stack, never to be worn or seen again. My senior year in high school I went on a Spring Break … Continue reading Erasing Spring Break (and other unmentionable things, like my careless words!)

Three Vital Elements for a Lasting Marriage

We often think it will be what we have in common, how we are similar or compatible that will make a marriage last. I love the scene in the movie, Nacho Libre, in which Nacho tells Sister Encarnacion that her favorites are also his favorites every day. Commonalities draw us together, but do they make … Continue reading Three Vital Elements for a Lasting Marriage

Unloading the weight of our wrongs

Day 26 of Lent, Psalm 32: Why is it so difficult to believe there is forgiveness available? We naturally tend to think we cannot be forgiven, or we have confessed this wrong one too many times to be forgiven, once again. We may rather choose just not to deal with it, because somehow facing it … Continue reading Unloading the weight of our wrongs

One thing that is saving my marriage

It seems like it all began during our engagement. This is when I started noticing things. I had dreamed of this time since I was young-- getting married to a wonderful guy, who was strong, handsome, and who always made me feel special and loved. Now this time was here, and I was engaged to … Continue reading One thing that is saving my marriage