• Out of Love for Jesus

    This is the refrain that answers me when I’m weary and standing in the kitchen again to prepare another meal. Or getting up earlier than my weary body feels it can. Or staring another stack of paperwork in the eye and telling it, “I will conquer you, today!” I love my husband, yes, and I desire to serve him well. But, when the daily grind seems impossible, this refrain reorients my thinking and rebukes my grumbling heart: “Out of love for Jesus . . .” Pressing into a long, hard road requires a love that is greater than earthly love. It is love for Christ that provides the grace to plunge into…

  • I [don’t] Really Love You

    (Guest Post by Molly Hilbert) I don’t think I’m all that bad at this whole wife thing. At least, I’m a pretty good wife when it comes to those things that have stereo-typically been assigned as “wifely duties.” I realize that not every woman enjoys cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and hosting, but these are just some of my favorite things to spend my time doing. I love knowing that my creation in the kitchen or my freshly cleaned apartment are able to benefit someone else, whether that be my husband or someone we have invited into our home. I love being married. And I really, really love my husband. I tell him…

  • That Non-Mushy-Man Totally Surprised Me!

    Remember when I told you my favorite February memory? That February, before we were married, when LeRoy was working hard to win my heart and sent me gifts fourteen days in a row? (Single men typically have more money and more incentive for romance, just sayin’.) Remember that he surprised me by taking me on a “Deep South” tour? And remember when I said that was the most “mushiness” my man ever showed me? He tells people all the time that he used up all his romance factor in those two weeks. This week, that non-mushy-man completely surprised me, again!