Author Archives: ASubmittedWife

How I Learned to REALLY Pray…

  It’s easy to make daily prayers into a long shopping list of wants and needs. Help so-and-so.  Heal him. Travel mercies for her.  Find a husband/wife.  Give them/me a child.  “Give” me patience, humility, forgiveness…  GIVE ME…  Well, God’s … Continue reading

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Pride

When I’m being really good, I start my day with some devotion time.  I’m so ADD that this is often hard.  While reading scripture, or a devotional book, or trying to pray, I am the proverbial dog cartoon (the movie … Continue reading

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Cleaving Unto

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh…” (Genesis 2:24) I have thought a lot about this verse lately, in terms of a mature marriage.  And, … Continue reading

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Hang in There and Have Faith

Alright, I have been seriously Missing in Action for a while here.  Life events have intervened and writing has taken a major hit. But I’m back, and I’m going to discipline myself to write regularly, and with purpose.  Hopefully there … Continue reading

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When Does Sex Leave the Building?

Am I here, already? I had worried about this time of life—for most of my last decade of life. For the first time in my adult life, sex holds very little appeal for me.  In the year of my 60th … Continue reading

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Why I “Hate” Valentine’s DAY

One stupid day.  A day when many are tempted to gauge how beloved they are based on worldly standards. The history is murky.  There may have been several St. Valentine figures in the early Christian church.  There may have been … Continue reading

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Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime

It’s an unusual Christmas for us, full of firsts. After 25 years, we are spending our first Christmas alone, just the two of us.  Simple.  Basic.  And that is OK.  Actually more than OK, it’s awesome. It’s hard to remember … Continue reading

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Love is a Decision–And Then There’s “The Feels”

For many years, I have been living that motto.  Love is NOT a feeling, it is a decision.  A choice.  Something you wake up every day electing to do… or not to do (and paradoxically, there are many memes that … Continue reading

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Live Life Big!

I’ve begun multiple posts in recent months, and decided not to post them. Too whiny.  Too ungrateful. Blogging is tricky.  At least for me it is, now.  I’m not totally anonymous (my initial goal had been to just “come out” … Continue reading

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My Whole 30 Journey (Week 4)

A little late in coming, most probably because Week 4 wasn’t so compliant.  So here it is. October 22-25 remain on plan.  We aren’t having sugar, dairy, grain, or alcohol.  No fake stuff. And it is getting very hard.  Boring.  … Continue reading

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