Book Review: From Marriage to Divorce Thru Depression to Remarriage And What God Taught Me Along the Way

I write about marriage and family, because those are often topics that are on my heart. When people ask me for advice on being a wife and being married, I always tell them, “Marriage is a lot of work.  It can bring you your greatest joys and your deepest sorrows. It’s a ministry.  It’s challenging, but it is one of THE  MOST rewarding things that you can partner with another person (who was once a complete stranger if you really think about it) to do during the course of your life.”

Continue reading

More Marriage Meditations

A post for “Throwback Thursday!” This is one of my most favorite posts. Last night I was up doing my usual thinking and realized you could compare the contrast between dating and marriage to a Roth IRA vs a 401k. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Y’all know I live for analogies… I’ll unpack that more later 😊

Marriage is a CAREER, not a job. You want your marriage to be successful, to last. You may shift from job to job (dating relationship to dating relationship), but you want your marriage to be the f…

Source: More Marriage Meditations

Sweets for My Sweetheart — The Semi-Homemade Way!

This muffin pan kit arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day! Β My husband is a pretty simple man, all he desired for Valentine’s Day was his favorite dessert: Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing! Our schedule was jam packed, so I used one of my “semi-homemade” recipes (Cake mix with a little something extra– read through the post to get my baking tip). Β The cupcake pan is super cute and I loved that this really came with everything you’d need to make cupcakes (short of a bowl and the ingredients).

The liners were attractive and of good quality and I was able to support the pan with a simple cookie sheet or you could choose to use a shallow baking dish or a pizza pan if you don’t have a cookie sheet in your baking collection. Β This would be a cute gift to send to a college student or a friend for a “galentines day” token of appreciation. Β Overall, I was very happy with this item.

Here’s my “Semi-Homemade” Baking Tip:Β  I use Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix cake when I’m in a pinch– and to make it taste closer to homemade, I add in a box of Vanilla Jello Pudding— nothing extra– just make the cake according to the cake box directions.

The pudding really does make a difference!Β  You’ll thank me later!