{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 26 ~ The Good Guy Always Wins

As I mentioned in my previous post, we were on vacation last week for Thanksgiving. One of the days, we went with the whole family to see the movie "Rise of the Guardians" (which I highly recommend!).I'll try not to give too much away. It's your typical kids' movie format, good vs evil. There were … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 26 ~ The Good Guy Always Wins

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 25 ~ To Thank Him in All Seasons

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was filled with family and fun and laughter...and chaos and bickering here and there. We gathered in Austin, TX with my husband's side of the family. There were 29 of us together for Thanksgiving dinner...16 being children. There is rarely a dull, or quiet, moment!On Thanksgiving morning, … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 25 ~ To Thank Him in All Seasons

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 24~Engagement Story {His Version} ~ God Has Mercy on Indecisive Guys

Hi everyone, this is Brad. I'm a guest on Andrea's blog today. She told her engagement story to all of you on Monday. So now I'm gonna tell my side of the story.It was back in the summer of '96 when I first met Andrea Gilmore. And she is correct. We met whilst she was … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 24~Engagement Story {His Version} ~ God Has Mercy on Indecisive Guys

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 23~Engagement Story {Her Version} ~ The Right Man is Worth the Wait

Thank you all for your kind words regarding last week's post. I am thankful for each one of you who wrote to encourage me and especially those of you who shared your own stories! We're in this together and there is strength that comes from being honest and open about our struggles.This week is going … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 23~Engagement Story {Her Version} ~ The Right Man is Worth the Wait

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 22~We’re Meant to Walk in the Light

I was in the school library with my 6th grade class when the images came flooding back. The informational video about "how babies are made" presented images and content that seemed all too familiar. I ran out of the school library and down the stairs to the school counselor's office.That day was the day that … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 22~We’re Meant to Walk in the Light

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 21~We Are Family

Brad and I have been at New Life Church for 16 years. We met here, got married here and have grown our family here. We've been involved in youth ministry and worship ministry. We've done premarital, parental and marriage counseling. Brad has performed weddings, funerals, vow renewal ceremonies, baptisms and baby dedications.This is pretty typical … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 21~We Are Family

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 19~How I Found Myself in Uganda ~ Part 2: The Painful Pouring Out Brings the Joyous Return

I told you last Wednesday about my first experience in Uganda. I told you that I came back changed and never wanted to be the same way I had been...What's truly amazing is that I got to go back again, this year and that I learned even more than the first time.This past summer I … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 19~How I Found Myself in Uganda ~ Part 2: The Painful Pouring Out Brings the Joyous Return