Driving into the Sunset. Romantic Young Couple Enjoying Sunset Drive in Classic Vintage Sports Car

A Remedy for Your Marriage

A very long time ago I was working at my very first job out of college and my husband and I had attended some kind of work gathering where my new friends and co-workers met him for the very first time.  The morning after our gathering my co-worker Kathy (I’ll never forget her name) made Read Post

Illustration of an original glass slipper design fit for capturing a prince

Real Life and Fairy Tales

I love fairy tales.  I could watch chick flicks all day long and one hundred times over; guy meets girl – couple gets married – and they all live happily ever after.  There is nothing I love more than a romantic comedy where the  story ends happy and everything gets tied up in a nice neat little Read Post

Beautiful women relaxing and sunbathing in resort

Effortless Friendships

This past summer my husband’s high school friend and his wife came to visit us from Connecticut.  The plan was that the guys would golf and the girls were going to spend the morning at Mama’s Happy Artisan Market  and have lunch afterwards.  (if you live in Minnesota and have not yet been to Mama’s Happy…you really Read Post

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A Conservative’s Conundrum

Conundrum: A confusing and difficult problem or question. I never really believed that there was such thing as an “undecided” vote for President….especially in the month of October.  But I have proven myself wrong.  I have found myself in the undecided camp.  In this blog I am going to offer a few thoughts regarding the upcoming Read Post

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The Master and His Masterpiece

I heard a story once that I want to share with you. I don’t know if it is true or not, but it has a powerful analogy for our lives. A mom and her son were out for an evening to see a famous concert pianist. Her son had been taking piano lessons and had Read Post

Long hair woman stand on meadow with golden stalks of grass and watch over misty and foggy morning valley to sunrise

Estranged: My Recent Journey

I am estranged from my parents.  I cannot tell you how hard it was to write those words.  It’s a painful secret that I try to keep to myself. In the past six months I have learned more about Jesus than in the previous 57 years of my life.  While my journey has been very painful, it Read Post

Full length portrait of muscular young woman standing at gym with barbells on floor. Strong crossfit female at gym.

The Weakness of a Strong Woman

I love strong women.  I raised a strong woman.  I encouraged my sons to marry strong women.  My friends are strong women.  I have little tolerance for mamby pamby, weak minded, needy – I’ll do anything to please you and please feel free to stomp on me with golf cleats – kind of weak behaviors as demonstrated by Read Post

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Letting My People Go

I think it’s a bit of a conundrum for parents to let go of their children.  (I am so loving that word conundrum)  If you ask me (not that you have asked and not that my children are asking me anymore which is part of the reason I write about this conundrum) it’s a delicate balance Read Post