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Real talk for the ups and downs with encouragement from the word of God. As a Christian it is important to trust in the Holy Spirit and let it guide us to the victories of God’s will.

Good News For Planners

Today’s good news comes from 1 Corinthians 25: “The foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.” I hope this resonates with someone like it has with me today. I’m here in Costa Rica, eating a simple breakfast from a local market and sipping coffee in bed with the ocean outside my window. This is no Americanised resort-style view. Our hotel embodies the meaning of Pura Vida — set  in the tropical mountainside looking over Santa Teresa. In every sense of the word, we are completely emersed in the “jungle”. Huge spiny tailed iguanas and groups of monkeys eat and play in the trees outside our window. We can see tropical rains producing waterspouts over the Pacific from our balcony. Why is this all so important to mention? Because I had nothing to do with getting here. I used to live a much different way. My life was fixed around a realistic formula: “If I do this, than this will …

Committed to Love

It’s disheartening to see or hear of any marriage on the rocks. Whether it’s a celebrity, friend or someone in your family, the one phrase I’ve grown to loath is, “Marriage is work.” Let me be brief…my husband and I might be polar opposites. With so many differences, we have every excuse to say, “Marriage is work.” Not every day is a bed of roses, but we committed all of ourselves to each other, not just our best self. My commitment was not to work through the days our differences got the better of us; it was a promise to love everything about who he is, all day, every day, forever (period). I knew I was marrying a man with a logical explanation for everything. I knew he was a cat person who only makes a plan when it comes to mastering a new skill, and I knew we might never see eye-to-eye on art and music. I also knew that his logical thinking would bring me balance when tempted to make an emotional decision. I knew his distain for cooking …