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The Fall of June Cleaver

An excellent wife who can find? – Proverbs 31:10 Last night turned ugly. The evening started very well. Cool weather. A pot of soup on the stove. Brent walked in the front door to a happy wife in the kitchen and happy kids playing in the back yard. We all sat at dinner and shared … Continue reading

Diary Of A Fantasy Football Wife

Ethan was a six-months-old and Grant was barely three when Brent tried to explain. “It’s a draft. And I have to be on the computer at the same time as all of the guys I’m playing against. It is time sensitive. I need to be online with all of them or I will miss out … Continue reading

Get On Top Of It

There are better Spin instructors than me. Many instructors at the YMCA are true cyclists who ride there very nice road bikes for miles and miles every week. I have an old mountain bike in my garage from college. I’ve ridden it three times. A true cyclist I may not be, but I don’t claim … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Brent!

Today I celebrate Brent Crenshaw! Thirty-five and thriving. Happy Birthday, honey…..You are such a loving, intentional dad… Such a sensitive, servant-hearted husband… A disciple-making, man of God. I mean, just look at the results of your hard work… Brent’s Bible Study. LOL….Please know this was staged! One camping, t-ball coaching, lawn grooming, Jesus-loving stud. You … Continue reading

James Middleton…Way to Go!

Being that Romans 12 is one of my favorite passages in the entire Word of God, my heart was extremely glad watching the Royal Wedding. Kate’s brother, James, read two large parts of this scripture. Straight up. No fluff. No excuses. The Word simply spoke for itself. If you are not familiar with this powerful … Continue reading

"Dear God, Don’t Let Me Be a DIVA."

Spring Break 2011 is coming to a close. The family and I had the great privilege of staying a week with eighty college students in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was so powerful. And I learned so much. But what I learned, God didn’t reveal during devotionals or morning quiet times scheduled for our students. No. … Continue reading

Life is Short…Love Hard

My grandmother, Mildred, was unashamed when it came to affection. A little lady with soft skin. Who gave the very best hugs. Her forehead pressed against mine, she’d hold my face in her tiny hands and sing, “I love you a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the … Continue reading

He Makes Beautiful Things

To all who mourn in Israel, he will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the LORD has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3 God makes beauty from all of our ashes: the dust and ruin of our brokenness. The pain of … Continue reading

I Walk Away With This…

After two weeks of working on the Love Dare, and hearing from so many of you, one scripture alone speaks to me this morning. My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9Yes, it takes a great deal of humility and selflessness to make a marriage thrive. … Continue reading

Love is a Covenant : The Final Dare

Where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. – Ruth 1:16What is a covenant anyway? A contract is usually a written agreement based on distrust, outlining the conditions and consequences if broken. A covenant is a verbal commitment based … Continue reading