{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 15~A Little Absence is Good

Thank you for your grace last Wednesday. I have been struggling with some health issues lately and sometimes it just requires a bit more rest.Brad has been out of town for the last few days. He has been in Nashville writing for our upcoming New Life Worship recording and now he is in Kentucky ministering … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 15~A Little Absence is Good

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 8~Imperfection is Worth the Help

I love perfectly folded bath towels.When we were first married, I read a tutorial by Martha Stewart on how to fold towels perfectly. I really enjoy folding them and stacking them neatly and placing them on our guest bed in preparation for guests.I also really enjoy my organized pantry. And the smell of lemon-scented dusting … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 8~Imperfection is Worth the Help

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 6~God is the Ultimate Family Planner ~ Part 2: Timing is Everything

This is a continuation of last week's post. Read here for Part 1.¬†When Emma was about 7 months old, I started having the feeling that someone was missing. Brad and I knew we wanted a fairly large family, so "we" decided it was time for another baby. I was pregnant with Paige 2 months later.Paige … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 6~God is the Ultimate Family Planner ~ Part 2: Timing is Everything

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 5~God is the Ultimate Family Planner ~ Part 1: Pain Can Bring Hope and Peace

The Lord has entrusted us with 5 beautiful children. See, that's us right there at the top of the page. At first glance, it looks like we had 5 pregnancies, 5 deliveries, 5 miracles given back to back. They do look like "stair steps" when they're lined up, although the oldest seems to tower over … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 5~God is the Ultimate Family Planner ~ Part 1: Pain Can Bring Hope and Peace

{31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 4~The Work is About the People

Mondays are my catch-up days. Well, I should say Mondays are *supposed* to be my catch up days. But my catch up day often seeps into Tuesday and then I try again on Wednesday. By Thursday I'm already headed for the weekend, so I'm usually rushing to get things somewhat in order before I rush … Continue reading {31 Lessons Learned the Hard Way} :: Lesson 4~The Work is About the People