When Restorative Justice is not Possible

“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24) I am grateful for the efforts that are happening today for victims and offenders of crime to experience healing and reconciliation. When I worked as a...
Strengthening Your Marriage When Life is Chaotic

Strengthening Your Marriage When Life is Chaotic

“…let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” (Eph. 5:33) These past couple of months have been both exciting and exhausting for my husband, Kevin, and me. Traveling to Korea to adopt and going...
Making Room for My Husband’s Struggles

Making Room for My Husband’s Struggles

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. (Phil. 1:6) I love my husband, Kevin. He is a wonderful husband and a wonderful father. Over the past 5 years we have been blessed by his job that...
Did I Marry a Jerk?

Did I Marry a Jerk?

Shawn’s* story: When I got married I had this idea of what my husband was going to be like. I imagined someone gracious and talkative when I introduced him to friends and family. I imagined everyone recognizing how wonderful he was. I would beam when I...
Holding My Breath

Holding My Breath

Pat’s Story: It seems far away now but my story starts with a headache, a really bad headache. Then followed the doctors, the meds, the hospital, the MRIs.  Time seemed to move so very fast, and then suddenly, Easter Sunday 2005, my world screeched to a halt. We...