For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. ~ Ephesians 5:29 (emphasis added) synonyms for cherish: appreciate, love, prize, treasure, value Greek definition: to keep warm (ie. by nourishing and nurturing truth) When I did the research on this topic, I felt two things: […]
An origin story (introducing our cat)
Origin stories capture our heart because they tell us who we really are meant to be – LOVED WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE. So a little gray tabby crawled into our carport last September. She was a lost 4-week old kitten when we found her. For a few days, our Golden-Lab mix Honey (who acts in place of […]
Happy Valentines Day!
our definition of a date: where love creates blessings and manifests itself in the natural world With Valentine’s Day being today, we want to have some fun by sharing our very first date and why we feel regular date nights are so important, even after 12 years of marriage! Brownie points: My first date with Jessica […]
Swimming upstream like Salmon
My husband and I just listened to a message from our pastor on Fear vs. Faith. It made me think about Salmon. I have a thing for fish as a scientist and marine biologist! Salmon are designed to leave their native streams for the ocean, fatten up, and then return to the stream to create baby […]
We are more rich than we realize
Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being. – […]
Starting the year off strong..
Three things will last forever…and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT Happy New Year, friends! 2017 is done and better things are yet to come in 2018. I believe it! I want to grow closer to my beloved and have a better marriage. Don’t you? So last year, this time, I […]
Are you teachable?
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee If knowledge is power, then Bruce Lee’s quote represents (to […]
Marriage is a Musical
I dedicate this entry to my lovely wife – who God blinds every single day to love me. With Christmas around the corner, I thought I’d share something that stirs in my soul. A musical is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance (google definition). I am not a […]
Pain of Passivity & Power of Purpose – Part 3
Part 2 When we take out the trash and change the channel, we can… 3rd – Move Forward A marriage moving forward with purpose is not stepping backward in fear (the dominant trait of passivity). I love this quotes from the movie First Knight. King Arthur (Connery) asks Lancelot (Gere) how he was able, unlike others, to […]
Pain of Passivity and Power of Purpose – Part 2
Part 1 Today, rather then explain it, we’d like to show you a few ways we push through the pain of passivity and fight for my marriage in a world of deception. We have found unmistakable power in purpose. We are more than who we think we are – AND SO ARE YOU. Our hope […]