Pass or Fail?


Harry and my relationship went through another test yesterday. I brought up the faith issue. This difference between us is about the only threat to our relationship that either of us can think of. It leaves both of us wondering how to proceed. We had a difficult conversation that left Harry feeling hurt and afraid that I was going to jump ship and abandon him. I knew I was saying things he didn’t like. I knew by saying them he could wash his hands of me, get up and walk himself out.

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Good Friday


I read a book once that told me pain and sadness, grief and loneliness were as James 1 says, to be counted as joy. Not because they are joyful times or happy in any way shape or form. But because in those moments of darkness and pain, God is able to do a work in us that was impossible without it. We are stretched, we are challenged, we are made to be desperate at times in order to recognize our need for God.

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Faith Instead of Fear


So as I read the words he wrote I admired him for the courage it took to write them. For giving it to me straight. And I feel even deeper in love with him for it. So much respect and admiration I can’t explain. And I thought how awesome it is that I’m getting the opportunity to put him first and that I get to prove my love for him instead of my need for him.

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