In movies you see the guy plan the date. They shower the young lady with gifts, dinner, and some fun activity. After you get married some people forget to date their spouse. I knew early on I was wanting to continue to date Michael and plan it in our calendar each week. I heard a … More I love dating!
New Year’s brings a season of freshness. For some reason, the beginning of a new year allows for us to dream again. That is very much the case with me. With that my focus I sought after resources that would lead me to my goal. Trust me this was a bit overwhelming. When I go … More Gratitude
We started the new year with some goals in mind like cooking more yummy food together. 🙂 He grilled outside while I chopped veggies and worked on making some yummy, yet ugly protein muffin, protein bread, protein pancake, and protein waffle. (Not photographed for the embarrassment factor) I have to say cooking together is such … More Creating Healthy habits!
Relationships are tough, they are ever changing. They can blossom to wonderful pieces of work or they can die. Every relationship has moments of highs, lows, and sometimes rocky. I have experienced a lot of them and learned a lot along the way. Finding our tribe, squad, or whatever you may call it is unique … More #Tribe
We will never be at a place in our walk with Jesus that is perfect. It is just never going to happen. Progress not perfection. It’s a great MANTRA to have when you are needing to step out and stand up in trying something, anything, just moving is progress. My journey to serve our church … More Ministry
Our journey out of debt! Marriage & Money = joint bank accounts & joint debt In 2012, I was introduced to Dave Ramsey’s book, Total Money Makeover. Soon after I read this book, my church offered a Financial Peace University Course that I attended for nine weeks. During that course, I realized that I … More Adios, plastic! Hello, paper!
My dear friends, an older couple married for 30 years in our church are currently taking classes to become counselors. They have already helped several couples who are engaged.They both told me that listening is the most important thing. People want to be heard. Sometimes, just having a thought said out loud with no interruption, will … More No Soliciting
Obedience defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary – an act or instance of obeying This has been hard for me, I desire to be a Proverbs 31 wife, seeking God when things in life are not going the way I would like. At times Michael seems to be my adversary, but in reality, he isn’t. The enemy puts … More There are moments my flesh is screaming, “NO, don’t do it.”
Service “… and guess how many people signed up? Zero!” proclaimed Pastor Chris. I looked to my wife and said, “the next opportunity we have, we’re signing up.” As I am reflecting on my service, I realized it was an unforgettable experience that I enjoyed with my wife. Gabrielle and I met new people, visited … More San Jose Mission trip
One thing I have noticed myself doing is comparing and dwelling on the things that didn’t happen on our wedding day – one thing in particular. One of my dreams was that Michael would cry as I walked down the aisle. I have seen countless videos and photos of strangers and friends tear up as the … More Being (-) doesn’t help!