Book Review: No More Perfect Moms

No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage is a simple enough read, with great insights and challenges to fight the “perfection infection”. With quotable passages, made up words, and real-life imperfection, Jill inspires and dares readers to get off the comparison carousel. The overall theme is: “Do not compare...

Living in God’s Promises Bravely

  Bravery, courage, strength. These traits are rarely about doing what is comfortable or easy. They are most often about overcoming, dealing with a tough situation, making the best out of seemingly impossible circumstances, and continuing to move forward in spite of exhaustion. Weathering the storm builds strength, a strength we...

Be You, Bravely

“You are so brave.” “I don’t know how you do it.” “You are so strong.” “I couldn’t do it if I were in your shoes.”     These sentences start many conversations from a non-military spouse to a military spouse, especially during times of deployment or when facing a big transition. This post...

Book Review: Sing Over Me

I knew his songs before I knew his name or his story. “You are My All in All”, “When the Night is Falling”, “We will worship the Lamb of Glory” – these songs are not only beautiful but fill my heart with joy and peace every time I sing...

Ten things to tell your children every day

Whether daily, nightly, weekly, or whenever, some messages must be reiterated throughout life. Here are the ones I hope to communicate. God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. God is always there, always listens, and wants to hear your prayers. Pray without ceasing. Love God...

A Day at Dachau

One could say “there are no words to describe what you feel when you walk through a concentration camp”, but I’m going to attempt to describe just that. This site demands a post to itself, out of respect for the millions of lives lost, or otherwise changed forever by...

A Rehl Love story

They met at Oklahoma Christian College, an English/education major and an athlete. She worked a desk job and he saw her through the window. He thought, “She is beautiful!” and arranged for his brother and sister-in-law to introduce them. After a whirlwind romance, they married on December 18, 1976....

Milestone Celebrations

This year, my grandparents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They met in high school. At the time, my grandmother was dating a friend of my grandfather. Grandmama told me that he did not take it well and quit driving the car-less love birds around town, until sometime later. They...

Your children are your talents

Last week, we attended the 50th Euro American Retreat in Rothenburg, Germany. We spent four days singing praises to God, learning deeper lessons on Renewing, Reflecting, and Remembering, and hearing from missionaries doing His work all over Europe – all in the beautiful backdrop of a medieval village. On...

Sweet Fellowship

After two years in Germany, attending Ktown church of Christ, we were finally able to host a home fellowship. Our living room comfortably (snugly) held 32 people, ranging in age from three months to 71 years. Our third-floor apartment is acoustically sound (pun intended), making for exceptional singing. Peter...