Practical Ways to Partner with Your Husband in Ministry

The following advice reflects how I partnered with Jim while we were on campus. Our boys say that when someone gives advice, it tends to be an autobiography. I must say I agree! What worked for us might not work for you. My desire is to share some helpful things we did while partnering at home and on campus with children under our roof. Offer … Continue reading Practical Ways to Partner with Your Husband in Ministry

Praying Together Never Worked for Us Until We Did This…

A couple years ago, Dave and I had a conversation about where we wanted to grow in our marriage.  We had several things on the list: being more of a team with our kids, talking more often about schedule and finances, growing in intimacy, looking each other in the eyes more often, speaking affirming words to each other, etc.  At the same time, we were … Continue reading Praying Together Never Worked for Us Until We Did This…

Magnet Moments: Quiet Times as a New Mom

Confession. I have always struggled with my “Quiet Times.” I heard about the concept as a student at Illinois State University back in 1994. My friend Lynn laid out a simple plan for a lifetime of healthy relating with God. Open the Bible. Read it. Journal about what you read. Pray. Repeat every day for the rest of your life. The End. Since I was … Continue reading Magnet Moments: Quiet Times as a New Mom

The Stuff Gap: Contemplating Comparison

I loved coming home on furlough. And, I hated coming home on furlough. I loved being home and seeing friends.  And, I hated seeing the stuff my friends had accumulated! It seemed that every friend I reunited with on furlough wanted to take me on a tour of their home. I loved to see what they owned.  Their homes were so beautiful.  But, something tugged … Continue reading The Stuff Gap: Contemplating Comparison

What This Girl Wants: Leaving a Legacy – Following in Katie’s Footsteps

This post originally appeared on March 23, 2015. This was Katie’s first post for our blog and we thought it fitting to also be her last. Many of you may not know that Katie wrote a lot of these posts originally for her daughters. When Beth contacted her about writing for the blog she said, “That is really crazy that you asked me about writing … Continue reading What This Girl Wants: Leaving a Legacy – Following in Katie’s Footsteps