Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · In Memories

The Value of Laughter

Laughter…it’s one of my most favorite sounds in the world. It can make a bad day great. It can relieve stress. It can break the ice in an awkward conversation or help you make friends. And just like the way we use words, the way we laugh can communicate a lot. Laughter communicates if you’re genuinely… Continue reading The Value of Laughter

Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · In Memories · In the Bible · Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday: Life is a Mosaic of the Little Things

I’ve been sitting here contemplating & debating what I was going to write about today. I wanted it to be all planned out & philosophical, but honestly it felt too planned. Instead I sat down to work on my art & finish watching some movies. I guess over the past few days I’ve just been… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Life is a Mosaic of the Little Things

Books · In Life · In Memories · Wordy Wednesday

Wordy Wednesday: The Most Memorable Books Every Person Should Read (Part 2)

“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.” – Harper Lee Books. They’re the things that can take you on a thousand journeys while you sit in your living room. For that, I’m so thankful Johannes Gutenberg invented the movable-type printing press. Here is a… Continue reading Wordy Wednesday: The Most Memorable Books Every Person Should Read (Part 2)

Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · Religion · Tip-ical Tuesday

Tip-ical Tuesday: One Question that Revolutionized My Marriage

My husband & I have been married for 4 years, 10 months, & 24 days. Honestly, it hardly feels like it’s even been that long. Since we’ve been married we have pretty much always operated on opposite schedules. As anyone that is married knows, marriage isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. It’s hard, challenging, & a major… Continue reading Tip-ical Tuesday: One Question that Revolutionized My Marriage

Financial Advice · Fun-Day Friday · In Love & Marriage

Fun-Day Friday: How to Date Your Spouse for Free (Well…Almost)

So, as I said last week, my husband & I have a VERY limited date budget each month. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Here are some of the great “dates” we’ve gone on that have been free (or almost so) but have still been romantic and fun. **Helpful hint: If your focus is… Continue reading Fun-Day Friday: How to Date Your Spouse for Free (Well…Almost)

Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · In the Bible · Religion · Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday: Faith & Love- the Two Noses of Life

So, I have been sick for more than a week- some type of crazy sinus junk. Let’s just say it hasn’t been pleasant. I haven’t been able to smell much lately because of it. Honestly, that’s come in handy when the stinky, smelly high school boys walk in my classroom every afternoon, or bring their… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Faith & Love- the Two Noses of Life

Gratitude · In History · In Life · In Memories · Motivation

C’est La Vie Sunday: Imagine…a Life of 116 Years

Personally, I find human beings to be fascinating. We’re not good or perfect people, but the things we see, the events we make it through, make life hard, yet beautiful & intriguing. The average life expectancy in the US- for women is 81 years old and for men it is 76 years old. That’s a… Continue reading C’est La Vie Sunday: Imagine…a Life of 116 Years