• Featured,  Miscarriage

    The Miscarriage Misconception

    Today, my husband and I received a card. It was from someone reaching out to us, letting us know that though they didn’t know what we were going through, they cared. I must have read that card over 1,000 times today, and matched each neatly penned word with a tear. What a priceless treasure that card was to me; not because someone extended sympathy to us, but because in the sea of hundreds of people that knew we lost a tiny life, there was someone out there that recognized this child… this little life… my tiny little baby’s death was important enough to acknowledge… important enough to go out and buy a…

  • Character

    The Potty and the Sewer: Gossip

    Gossip scares me. It’s not because I am afraid of being the object of it. If it is me they are blabbing about, I am generally more amused than anything. If what is being said is particularly harmful, I just look to the Lord and lean on His Word to give me the grace to deal with it. What scares me about gossip is that so many Christians do not seem to care that it is a sin.  A SIN!   I know… if you read a lot of my posts, you caught my pattern of emphasis there. I would like to REALLY emphasize this though…. Gossip is a SIN!…

  • Miscarriage

    The Fish Warranty

    I don’t know what it is about my fish being so teachable lately, but recently, I wrote about Glory the purple fish and how he died, and ended the post with the scripture Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He hath made every thing beautiful in His time…” and while that post was all about ambiguity and how we don’t have to understand God’s ways for Him to receive glory… today, I was struck with something different and it wasn’t elusive. Glory’s life was very brief, reminding me of confusing endings and tragic outcomes… but what I forgot to mention was…. Glory the fish came with a warranty.   A warranty! That means that…

  • Miscarriage

    Glory the Fish: A Tragic but Insightful End

    Well… Glory the purple fish did not last long. Suffice it to say, I have never had good fortune with fish. It was nice while it lasted. There was a little life in our house; something small yet very much alive. Apparently however his time has come, because now he is very much dead. And yet there are so many lessons in a dead fish. I’m sure some people wondered why my “he” fish had a girl’s name. No… I wasn’t trying to make a funny statement, or plotting to make his gender ambiguous. He just kind of “was” to begin with. I mean… he was a purple guy. Purple……

  • Character,  Cleaning,  Operation: Pig Sty

    Someone Stole My Laptop

    You know what I did about it? Nothing. I let them have it. Well… actually I did do something. The laundry. Washed the dishes. Took some time and cleaned some areas that needed attention. By now you have probably figured out that I wasn’t too concerned about retrieving my laptop.     I knew I would get it back eventually.  That’s because I knew who stole it. His name is Mark. I’m married to him. He decided that this afternoon was take-Becky’s-laptop-apart-and-scare-her-to-death-when-she-sees-all-the-pieces day. That was my interpretation. His was more technical and a lot harder to understand. To tell you the truth, I was really lost without my old faithful…

  • Miscarriage

    A Reservoir of Glory: Miscarriage

    We had been married for eight months. I knew that by most people’s standards, this was not long to wait for a child, and because of this, I never voiced my concerns. But it was a concern for multiple reasons that the Lord knows. We wanted a child, and we were afraid that we couldn’t have one. One night in church however, the glory of the Lord filled the house from front to back as people worshiped Him in the most sincere fashion. My mind and heart were so enraptured in the glory of God that the things of this earth, even the most important things, seemed so small and…

  • Life as a Wife,  Uncategorized

    What I Love About My Husband

    My husband has fascinated me from the very first time I met him. Believe it or not, this is only a smattering of the things I love about him. I could go on for days about how wonderful he is. If no one has ever told you this, you should mark this one down and remember it for the rest of your life. NEVER EVER talk bad about your husband to ANYONE! Not even to your mom or your “BFF.”    There is a sacred unity and trust between a man and a wife that needs to be respected and upheld, and one wrong word at the wrong time, to…

  • Featured Recipes,  Recipes

    Neopolatin Waffles

    Chocolate waffles… fresh strawberries…. whipped cream! Oh my! Oh… and don’t forget the chocolate maple syrup! This is one of the most delightful breakfasts! A real treat for your husband or family on a special occasion! While it is super easy to fix, I would recommend it for a Saturday, or a morning when you will not be any hurry. Why? Because it’s so pretty you need time to enjoy it! Space Space Space Ingredients 2 cups Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix (Just Add Water) We use generic and it works great! 1 1/4 cups water 1/4 cup Pure Canola Oil 1 egg 3/4 cup Chocolate flavored hazelnut spread, divided…

  • Recipes

    Copy Cat Recipe: Cheesecake Factory

    Cheesecake is one of our favorite meals… (uh…I mean… desserts…) in this house. We like it so much that when we got married, we traded the illustrious and elaborate wedding cake for it! We did not hear any complaints from our guests about this either. Who would? Does anybody actually even like wedding cake? Well… Cheesecake Factory is a little bit out of our price league, and they aren’t sharing their recipes anytime soon, but there is no reason someone on frugal budget cannot enjoy their favorite dishes from their most-loved restaurants! Before you go out and spend loads of money on that expensive dinner, I would encourage you to…

  • Single Girl

    Purity and Our Social Media Conduct

    There is a special place in my heart for young ladies who are trusting God to bring their love story to fruition. My heart yearns to see God move on their behalf so they might experience the joys of what He will do, when He is permitted to have His perfect way in their lives. I love to hear the testimonies of girls who are holding on and refusing to give in to a dating system that promises failure, and are consecrating their lives to God, regardless of how long He chooses to make them wait. That encourages me, and I am honored whenever one of those girls speaks up…