An open letter to Bill Gates


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I wrote about Heinz Gaugel, German artist by way of Holmes County, and his daughter and great-granddaughter showed up to leave a comment. I wrote about Anthony Kleem, painter of our favorite puzzles, and he stopped by the blog to say hello. At that point, I decided I would write only about people I admire. […]

September 7, 2017

How we met


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One of the reasons I’ve been thinking about marriage so much is that I was asked to write a guest post on Bethany Eicher‘s blog about “How We Met” – the story of Ryan and I. So if you’re in the mood for a romantic story, not too sappy I hope, and not without its […]

June 13, 2017

What I’ve *not* learned in marriage


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This is the finale of a little series on marriage. Start at the beginning here. How to make firm decisions in his absence How to enjoy giving him gifts of really-boring-guy-stuff-that-he-knows-he’s-getting-because-he-picked-it-but-he-still-wants-badly How to stop talking when we’re on a date How to spend without guilt the money he earned for us How to make excuses for […]

June 9, 2017

What I’ve learned in marriage: to worship


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Confession: It took me a long time to circle around to the most basic marriage secret of all. I don’t mean here on my blog. I mean in actual living. If my marriage is to be successful (radiant, life-giving, and permanent), I have to believe my husband is the best thing since sliced bread. NO […]

June 8, 2017

What I’ve learned in marriage: to wait


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Confession: The other day I was texting with two friends at once. This is quite a feat for me, a slow texter. Fortunately, we were group messaging. Unfortunately, they were talking circles around me. We were contemplating whether the rewards of attending a ladies’ seminar together would be worth the gigantic hurdles of a) the […]

June 7, 2017

What I’ve learned in marriage: to be direct


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Confession: Not many years ago, when I was young, I was under the impression that the best way to ask a favor or broach a difficult subject was to sidle up to it gently. I always preferred to drop enough hints about where I was heading that the other person could a) offer the adjustment […]

June 6, 2017