Category Archives: love

My Sweet Man Knows Me

He Knows What I Like!

He Knows What I Like!

What can I say?  My  sweet man knows  me and he knows what I like. . .

I love that he gets me. I mean, he “gets” me. . .

He knows my moods and I have some spectacularly outrageous episodes. . .true moments of undefined glory and horror.

He knows my passion for dark chocolate, Coke Zero, Starbucks, and yes…Cheetos…the crunchy variety.

He knows me and that is the beautiful thing about a relationship of almost 33 years.

OH MY WORD!  That’s a third of a century….Crazy huh?

He knows me…

He knows when I am quiet that I need my space to breath through “whatever…” and he doesn’t rush in.

He knows when I am deep in reading that a gentle kiss will make me lift up my head and remind me that a real world does exist outside of my latest paged absorbtion .

He knows I HATE  admitting I am afraid…of anything, but with a gentle pull, I am in his arms. . .safe without saying a word.

But…I know him too.

I know when to tiptoe.

I know when to bombard him with kisses and tickles.

I know when he is leaning toward Mexican food over wings or grilled seafood over a greasy burger and fries…It’s is all about the day he has had.

I know when he worries about finances, our children, and our future. . .that I need to just lean in and sigh…and remain uncharacteristically quiet (for me)   while holding his hand.

I know when I can laugh AT  him and his quirky humor and when to laugh WITH  him and when to playfully sock him in the arm.

We do not take each other or the gift of this time in our lives for granted. . .

And so for this lovely season it’s just simply GOOD. . . to know that I am loved by a man who knows me so well. . .



Love Sharon Jaynes and her newest book!!

bookphotoI have had a blast being a part of the launch team for Sharon Jaynes’ new book…



Sharon Jaynes’ heart toward prayer and marriage is honestly reflected in her newest book Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer.  This book’s unique approach to praying for our husbands sets this guide apart from others I have read.

Literally, Sharon Jaynes guides women through Scripture to pray for their husbands’ bodies, minds and souls by using physical landmarks. This book provides the framework for consistent prayer for our husbands, and it supplies us with thirty days of daily landmarks to guide our prayer time.

I break each day’s guide into sections and I use this book in conjunction with my ongoing Bible study and quiet time. This is guide will continue to be part of my daily prayer time.

Sharon has included specific prayer landmarks that I find myself using for other people in my life as well.

What a blessing this book is proving to be! 

One more reason to love the writing and teaching of Sharon Jaynes…

Yippy Skippy…A New Sharon Jaynes Book

This girl is a book-lover, Sharon Jaynes fan, and thrilled to be a part of the launch team for the release of her new book,

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer. 

The book will be released December 17th. You can pre-order your copy now at Amazon.


Over the next month or so, I will share this book with you via my blog and My Philippians 4:8 Life Facebook page.  I firmly believe that God is going to use this book to encourage women and strengthen marriages for His glory. Check out Sharon’s books at Amazon.

Her August release,  Knowing God by Name: A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure is amazing, and it was my first exposure to her writing. Sharon was the vice-president of Proverbs 31 Ministries for ten years, and she is the co-founder of Girlfriends in God, Inc. You can check out her website at

Join me on this adventure!

A Honey of a Hubby and Thankful for Him!

The sweet Lord knew that this “big picture” woman would need a “detail-oriented” man to be her help and guide.

Randy & Berta by Ashah Wood

Randy & Berta by Ashah Wood

My “detail-oriented” man is a planner, and he likes those “T’s” crossed and “I’s” dotted. He exercises tremendous mercy and grace with his walking exclamation mark of a wife.

His sense of direction is uncanny while I become hopelessly lost in department stores needing a breadcrumb trail and my iPhone so that Siri  can lead me out.

Today, Randy, in his true precious “Randy” fashion, spent his day being my driver, roadie, and guide as I led a workshop in Atlanta.  He didn’t  leave my side until my technical issues were resolved, my meeting room was set, and my confidence was bolstered. Then he slipped out to our car, where he prayed for  and waited for me to finish.

For the greater part of our married life, this is what he has done for me.

This is how he loves me…he supports me…physically, emotionally, and prayerfully. This quiet man whose heart is so tender toward his family works and waits for those he loves. I don’t know if there is a greater testimony of love than this.

He stands in the shadow and prays and applauds and supports to allow us to do the very public things that Justin, Josh and I do. He always has.

Two years ago, Randy and our youngest son Josh were discussing hobbies. Josh expressed concern that his dad did not have any real hobbies. Randy offered Josh a tender smile and said, “You and your brother were my hobbies. I invested my time and love in you.” This conversation still moves me to tears.

I love this man so…

Today, I am thankful God placed this precious one in my life to love me, care for me, and  remind me of what a selfless love really looks like.

Lord, bless my husband. Give wisdom and may others see You in him.

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