I remember well the day my husband and I loaded our children into our new (to us) minivan and headed up to a cabin on Lake Superior for the week. Despite the prospect of getting away for the week, my mood was a little down. I had been thinking about my marriage, and while things… Continue reading When Marriage is Down, It Can Go Up Again
My role as an older woman has evolved. For whomever God sends me, I have learned to first be her intercessor, then her friend and finally a spiritual mother. Once she trusts me, I try to give wise counsel but only when asked and only when she comes to me. My door is now wide… Continue reading Titus 2 Part 3: Now It’s My Turn
I remember when we first started the adoption process. I looked at the mound of paperwork with both excitement and dread. It just seemed so daunting for many different reasons. Emotionally and financially I remember questioning many times — are we REALLY ready for this? I remember feeling so ready to become a mother and… Continue reading When You Adopt, Things Change
This week we have a guest post from Shannon Evans. Shannon believes that we all belong to each other. A wife and mother of three boys through birth and adoption, she enjoys scrubbing sticky furniture, hosing mud off children, and rushing to the ER to have nails extracted from small intestines. Shannon blogs about faith,… Continue reading When Marriage Feels Like Treading Water
He gently caressed her beautifully curved back as she sat patiently awaiting her lunch that he so devotedly cooked. She looked up at his face when she felt his soft touch as he passed, shuffling his sore feet, to sit next to her. “I love you.” she said truthfully, to her husband of almost 60 years. “Well give… Continue reading The Fountain of Youth
Today, Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re talking about neither mamas nor babies, pregnancy nor miscarriage. Today we’re talking about the other half of Elizabeth Ministry, RECLAiM Sexual Health™ and the effect that pornography has on our culture and the future of families. That’s basically mamas and papas, and all the kids as well! The effect… Continue reading PRAYER NEEDS: WHY and HOW?
It all began with one, simple prayer. A Husband and wife devoted not only to each other, but to Jesus Christ. It was a cold Chicagoland December, the beginning of Advent, and the awakening of a new calling for this family. Yes Lord, Your servants are listening. A simple yes. That is all it took… Continue reading A Family Fiat