Entries by Jay & Laura

Are you full or empty?

Wouldn’t it be great if every day we could be privy to a little gas gauge on the forehead of those around us that would let us know if they were full or empty? Life would be so much easier to handle because then we would know the reason our spouse or family member yelled […]

Peace in Your Home

You may think a peaceful home must be clean, orderly and perfectly decorated like something out of a magazine, the kids don’t fight and your spouse is quietly cleaning in the background. Wake up, honey! Real life is messy, and coming at you at lightning speed. An atmosphere of peace helps us to rest and […]

Take Hold of Your Feelings Before Feelings Take Hold of You

Today’s society teaches us to follow our feelings, but our feelings are fickle and unreliable. We can feel one way today and feel the exact opposite tomorrow. The only sure thing about following your feelings is they will steer you awry. Dallas Willard said that feelings make great servants, but terrible masters. Our emotions are […]

Laura’s Prime Day Shopping Guide

It’s no secret that I (Laura) love to shop! And because we live in an age of instant gratification, Amazon Prime is a great way to find competitive pricing on just about any item and have it within just a couple days. Amazon Prime Day kicks off TODAY (July 15) and actually lasts two days […]

Not Names, but Memories

Marcos and Meg’s two-year-old daughter Alex is just becoming more aware of her surroundings. She’s starting to recognize where she is and what meaning places hold. An interesting thing they’ve noticed is instead of remembering names like the grocery store, gas station or restaurant, she remembers each place by what they did together there. That’s […]

Dwell on the Good

I love to meditate on Philippians 4:8 which says, “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think on these things.” This verse really speaks to me about my marriage. Aren’t we quick to notice when our […]

Seek Rest and Find Peace

The Bible is clear in its praise for diligence, hard work, and good old sweat equity. But it also commands us to seek rest, and not to rely on our own strength. Some of the most burned-out, overstressed people can be found in the church, both volunteers and employees. Why is that? Because we have […]

Stop and Share Your Memories with Your Spouse

Stop for a moment and take stock of where you are. We are in the middle of a busy time, Christmas is right around the corner, and if we don’t take intentional steps to enjoy the season, it can easily fly by. There aren’t too many days left between now and Christmas. Take a peek […]

What is with Double sinks?

Watching TV is one way Jay and I wind down at the end of a busy day. One of our favorite shows to watch is House Hunters. We love to see the houses in different cities across the country. We love commenting on how selfish some of these people are, of course believing we are […]

Making The Most of a Messy Marriage

Let’s face it, there are times when marriage is messy. Okay, it’s messy most of the time! Let’s be honest, we’re two fallen creatures living in a fallen world trying to honor God in the midst of our mess. So we’re going to share with you 4 ways we’re all a mess and how to make […]