• What Does Your Marriage Need Most?

    We were in the darkest season of our marriage, both of us felt like things were hopeless, but we reached out to another pastor for marriage counsel. At one point in that first session, the counselor looked at me and said, “Kim, what one thing do you want most from LeRoy?” “For him to pray with me.” That one request, that seemed to me should be easy for LeRoy to fulfill, was a mountain too high for him to climb for the first several years of our marriage. He later told me that he felt intimidated by me, didn’t feel comfortable praying with me, and also had built up a wall of…

  • Want a Peek at Our Trip to Canada?

    Forgive me if this is a boring post, like when your grandparents pull out the family picture albums (packed with those ancient type of pictures you can actually hold in your hands), but I promised to share some pics from our anniversary trip, so this will be a bit jammed with a few of our digital memories. We fell in love with the people and the beauty of Canada. We discovered an incredible country to our north and hope to one day return. For those of you who may be looking for a gorgeous vacation adventure, we spent most of our time in the Jasper National Forest in Alberta, Canada, traveling down…

  • Redoing the Honeymoon Thing

    One of my greatest regrets is how I spoiled our honeymoon. We had a two week trip planned to the Colorado Rockies in a small camper. It was a beautiful fall morning when we took off from our “bridal suite” where we’d spent the first few nights after our wedding. We headed about a thousand miles northwest. We didn’t want to waste much time in the flat planes of Oklahoma and Kansas, so we drove hard to make it into the mountains in a day! We stopped late and crawled up into the loft bed, tucked over the driver’s cockpit, and looked out the windows to see a sky blazing—full of stars.…