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In Marriage & Love on
23 February, 2016

Dear Brides-To-Be (From A Newlywed)


Dear Bride-To-Be, do you really know what’s important in this chaotic season of life? I’m sure you probably set out in the beginning with every intention of getting the details right, keeping peace with family and sticking to your schedule–but how’s that going for you right here, right now, today?

This time last year, I was knee-deep in wedding day details. It had been five months since our engagement and I was just about ready for it all to be over. My head was completely in the clouds (or rather, somewhere in sunny Jamaica), yet at same time I was so stressed out that I lost sight of what was truly important. I quickly found out that when things didn’t go my way, I had two choices: accept it and move on, or sit and wallow and pout. I hate to admit it, but I sometimes chose the latter. Read More

In Trials on
8 May, 2012

It’s ALL a PURE joy

Have I ever mentioned that I love the book of James? Well, I do.

In fact, a few of my favorite verses, which I’ve mentioned in several previous posts, are ones that are quoted often:

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds. For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness, and let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 (ESV)

Even though I typically read and study from the ESV, I LOVE the way NIV tells us in verse 2 to “consider it PURE joy.” Read More