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Yesterday I wrote about how I didn’t care about being diagnosed of cancer when I was 22 years old. I was young, unmarried, and could clearly understand Paul’s famous words, “To live is Christ, to die is gain!” Death had little sting, for I felt I had little to lose. Interestingly enough, my view of death changed dramatically once I relapsed. (Remember, I had been told if my cancer ever came back, I could only have two months to live?) When I received the news,

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Published on July 23, 2012, by in Relationships.

Last week I shared with you about my ideas for a STAY-CATION. With military life being so up in the air (no pun intended), we were able to receive some last minute leave. So, we decided to make the most of it and spend quality time together as a family. Over the weekend, we came up with about a hundred ideas of what we could do. I got a little out of control! Okay, A LOT of control! And, we made this STAY-CATION Jar: Inside

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Published on June 20, 2012, by in Relationships.

As Todd and I look forward a few years to military retirement, we’ve been thinking through “what next”?  Where do we go from here, and how do we begin to take the areas we are most passionate about now and find a long-term ministry we can continue in after we’ve retired. As we have talked through this for quite awhile now, we continually come back to Marriage Mentoring. We are passionate about relationships, grief ministries, and marriage. While we certainly do not have all of

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Published on February 6, 2012, by in Relationships.

In her own way, my daughter understands divorce. My just-turned-6-year-old daughter. The other night as she prayed (quite possibly the longest and funniest prayer I’ve ever heard in my entire life), she prayed that “mommy and daddy would always keep their rings on, so that she will never be alone!” She thanked God that mommy and daddy love each other (so much) and then prayed that we always would. Took my breath away. Sweet girl. She’s at that age right now where she’s asking questions about everything

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