• Life as a Wife

    It’s Still Summer

    Well, after a long blog hiatus while we were settling into new territory, I am back. 🙂 Not only back, but refreshed, encouraged, and uplifted by the Lord.  I have many things I want to write about, but for tonight it will just be a “life update.” After our short adventure in Missouri, Mark and I journeyed on to our original destination in Arkansas and it has been a tremendous change of course for us. After months of what seemed to be an endless string of disappointments, we found ourselves sitting in the parking lot of a well-known country church near Texas. Mark was confident about this move, but I…

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    Hinds Feet & Bows of Steel

    2 Samuel 22:29-35 Shortly after we got married, I began to feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of responsibilities I had to manage. If I was a “stay-at-home-wife” it might not have been so bad, but because I was working full-time and the workload has always branched into my personal life to keep up, I found myself drowning in the midst of duty after duty piling up. There simply wasn’t time to do the things I had always been able to do. In my heart, all I could do was dream of the moment that I would be free from having to juggle both. A resentment started to creep in towards…

  • Life as a Wife

    The Ministry-Job-Wife-Life Juggle

    Last week was one of those weeks where I began to feel like maybe I was getting the hang of this “wife thing” where you balance job and ministry responsibilities with your home and wife responsibilities. “Operation Wife” has been a form of organizational therapy as recipes and ideas are perfected to what works and consolidated into one place, and all of the other attempts and failures are relegated to oblivion. I comfort myself thinking that one day, if I have my own little girl that grows up and marries off, I can hand her a book of successes that she can begin her own married life with. In the…

  • Life as a Wife

    The Great Deception: What a Wife Should Be

      I used to think the things that made a good wife were extremely impressive meals, great decorating, and sparkling houses at all times. That’s probably because that’s precisely what I saw. When “being a wife” began to be something I actually thought about, the wives I was exposed to had such an air about them. There were VERY specific standards of acceptability when it came to cooking, dressing your husband, managing your own appearance as a wife, housework, cleaning supplies, and such. It sucked all the confidence out of me and made the task seem so incredibly intimidating. When I washed my mirrors with vinegar, I thought… “I can…

  • Life as a Wife

    The Magical Moment You Become Wonder Wife

    Every girl dreams of that day when her knight in shining armor whisks her away on a black stallion (or white!) and they ride off into the sunset together toward their happily ever after where she stands tall and confident as the most phenomenal, incredible, outstanding wife ever imagined in all of history. We imagine ourselves greeting our sweaty hard-working husband at the door with a kiss and a five course meal laid out on the table behind us, which by the way, we whipped up with our hands tied behind our backs and it turned out great in spite of the fact that we were missing half of the…