My husband and I dated for a few years before we got married, living in separate households and reveling in the excitement of coming together every weekend. We’d both been married before, and were now living as divorced single parents. I longed for the time when we could finally blend our households and things could become much simpler. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening.
Our church is challenging the congregation to take part in a Beans and Rice Challenge on Monday through Friday of this week. Basically that means to make beans and rice the main course for every meal of the day. There are two purposes to this challenge. The first is to give us a taste of... Continue Reading →
Yesterday we had our third premarital counseling session in which we went over personality traits I possess based on a test I took. The test was eerily right on, indicating to my pastor that I had undergone trauma in my life (abuse, stillbirth) and still possessed a few inner scars from that. There wasn't much... Continue Reading →
We had our first premarital counseling session today. I have to admit, I was nervous about starting this. I figured the pastor would begin by asking us if we were having premarital sex, give us a failing grade, then tell us to come back when we've decided to take this seriously. Or, I was afraid... Continue Reading →
Rule #1 when it comes to Lent promises: DO NOT BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW. (CLICK HERE to get a recap on the millions of things I'm supposedly giving up for Lent) You’d think I’d know this by know, what with all the broken New Year’s Resolutions I’ve created and then conveniently forgot.... Continue Reading →
While no longer the genuflecting type, my Catholic roots have kept a few traditions under my belt that I cherish in my Christian faith. One of those is the season of Lent. I find it a beautiful time of starting over and ridding myself of the things that are warping my life. Much like the... Continue Reading →