Faithful Fridays – Happiness! Part 2


Two weeks ago, we discussed our part in choosing to be happy.  And it does sound a little glib: just choose to be happy and all will be well.  But, it isn’t always that easy, is it?  No, choosing to be happy can very often be one of the most difficult choices we make.  Yes, it is always our choice… Continue reading Faithful Fridays – Happiness! Part 2

Faithful Fridays – Happiness!


I recall reading a story on a blog where the blogger says she used to go to an exercise class every week.  In her exercise class was a woman who used to bemoan and badmouth her husband every opportunity she got.  The blogger eventually didn’t want to meet this woman’s husband, thinking he must be a real… Continue reading Faithful Fridays – Happiness!

You love me!


Wednesdays are Love Letters to my Husband days… To my darling, There is an easiness about you, a relaxed, effortless nature that I just love.  You get on well with people, and they with you.  And in that effortless nature, that easy-going stride, you treat people with kindness and respect.  You see, I don’t have… Continue reading You love me!

Day 11: Pure Joy


Today is day 11 of Jennifer Smith’s 30 day devotional, Wife After God. joy noun a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. “tears of joy” synonyms: delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, ebullience, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss, ecstasy, transports of delight, rapture, radiance It is hard to have joy when times are trying.  In fact, sometimes I think it is just hard to have joy,… Continue reading Day 11: Pure Joy

Pure Passion :: From Hollow to Whole


Last night I lay in bed and I could not sleep.  I was warm and snug and felt safe, so I didn’t want to particularly get out of bed or anything, but as I lay there, I thought of Abigail’s post from yesterday. And I said, in response to her post, how I am so… Continue reading Pure Passion :: From Hollow to Whole

Pure Passion :: From Need-to-Control to Letting Go


I am a control freak.  I admit this willingly – don’t they say that the first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem… 🙂 But seriously, I do like things done a specific way and I battle to be open and just to “go with the flow” so to speak. Our fears of… Continue reading Pure Passion :: From Need-to-Control to Letting Go

Pure Passion :: From Holding Back to Running Free {#purepassion}


But, I’m starting to hear more loudly the other side of the doubts.  I’m coming alive to the amazing possibilities of the abundant life Jesus promises in John 10:10.  It’s a verse that has often been misconstrued to mean something totally different than what Jesus intended.He meant us to be in Him and His Gospel in… Continue reading Pure Passion :: From Holding Back to Running Free {#purepassion}