Friends · God · Marriage · Mental Health · seasons

Steadfast

The word that keeps rolling around my brain these days, the one that means the most to me when it comes to describing God’s character, is steadfast. In my times of meditation and quiet before God, this is the facet of His character that shines through. It means: stead·fast ˈstedˌfast/ adjective resolutely or dutifully firm… Continue reading Steadfast

God · Marriage

And the Two Shall Become One

After being married to the same person for 17 years, I am beginning to understand why marriage is so important to God, so sacred. In a world full of disposable relationships, ghosting and unfriending have become our go-to methods of relationship management. We pick people apart; god-breathed, beautiful, and fearfully made souls, discarding and shelving… Continue reading And the Two Shall Become One

Marriage · Pop Culture

For the Level of Humanity!

Unless you have no internet connection, no television, never go to the grocery store, or aren’t on speaking terms with your mother, you have probably already heard the news:  George Clooney is getting married!  The internet is abuzz with THE woman who finally captured George’s heart.  Her name is Amal Alamuddin, and her resume is… Continue reading For the Level of Humanity!

Food · Friends · Marriage · Movies · Writing

A Movie Review, an Epiphany, & a Birthday Wish

I saw Julie & Julia recently.  Before I’d seen it, several people told me I needed to see it, and that the movie reminded them of me.  I don’t know what exactly about the movie reminded each person of me, but nevertheless I was intrigued.  Now, as you can probably imagine, as a woman with… Continue reading A Movie Review, an Epiphany, & a Birthday Wish

Bible · Christianity · Depression · God · Kids · Marriage · Money

Suffering Better

I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions.  Yet, I find myself reflecting on some things as we enter 2010, thus leading me to a couple resolutions conclusions.  2009 was a really good year for the Buckland family in many ways.  While it seemed that storms were raging all around us, we remained sheltered in what,… Continue reading Suffering Better

Bible · Christianity · Church · God · Marriage · Money · Theological Discussions

Bad Tither

First of all, I have to give credit to the snappy title of this post to its creator, Mr. Wes Whitener.  It’s a song of his by his band The Sheeps.  You should totally check them out.  They rock.  I’ve been thinking about that song a lot lately.  I hope he’s not going to expect… Continue reading Bad Tither

Christianity · Food · God · Kids · Marriage · Money · Parenting · Theological Discussions

Things Life and God are Currently Teaching Me

God is really, really big. Housework is way overrated. Sleeping in is way underrated. God is not as uptight as I once thought. We as human beings have an astounding knack for over complicating just about everything. I find this interesting especially when so many of Jesus’ teachings revolved around simplicity. Simplicity vs. Duplicity is… Continue reading Things Life and God are Currently Teaching Me