#MarriagePrayers: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;  it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends ... — 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 *********** Like many of you, these are some of the verses we had in our wedding ceremony. As beautiful as they sound when spoken over us, ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Colossians 1:10

We're almost halfway through, can you believe it?? In case you missed any of this week's posts, we prayed through John 15:13, Hebrews 11:1, Luke 17:5-6, Hebrews 4:12, James 1:19, and Philippians 1:6. Scott and I have both deeply appreciated all the encouragement and ways you have shared these prayers. Thank you for joining us for #MarriagePrayers! ********** Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. — ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Philippians 1:6

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. — Philippians 1:6 ********** Somehow I always thought I'd be much more put together at 44 than I am. We were 24 when we got married and twenty years seemed an eternity away. I figured by now all those insecurities and doubts I have about myself would be long since reconciled. While some of them are long since settled, parenting has brought a whole new set of questions and ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: James 1:19

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger. — James 1:19 ********** Growing up I wasn’t slow in everything — just anything that required running. Well, running that involved use of my feet. I was extremely quick when it came to running my mouth. I was well versed in the ways of sarcasm and gifted with a very quick wit. I was also pretty nimble when it came to defending myself or being argumentative. My father always said I had to had to ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. — Hebrews 4:12 ********** A few months ago Scott and I were in a really hard season. Parenting was hard. Work was hard. Ministry was hard. And marriage was hard. We were both trying to deal with all the demands on us. We were both exhausted in every possible way. We were both consumed with ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Luke 17:5-6

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. — Luke 17:5-6 ********** June 12, 1995 was the first time I ever laid eyes on Teri Lynne. 5 months later I asked her to be my bride, she said yes. I thought I understood love. June 1, 1996 we stood at the front of a church and promised to love, cherish and honor. To be true ... [Read More]