Husband traveling for work? 7 ways to keep romance alive. Spice up your marriage and keep intimacy in the forefront with this timeless advice.

Husband traveling for work? 7 ways to keep romance alive

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Is your husband traveling for work?  Boy do I feel ya, sis.  During our nearly 32 years of marriage, I recall a 6-month stent when his work didn’t require him to travel.  Where’s my medal?! Anyway, now that the kids have flown the coop, I travel more with him, but responsibilities still prevent my leaving – caregiving, babysitting, general home …

A love story of the most unlikely pair. How the childish man-boy won my heart in a surprising way.

A love story of a most unlikely pair

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  Balancing my tray in the campus cafeteria, I turned from the buffet, searching for a seat.  There he was, sitting with a group of my guy friends.  “Come on over and meet Jimmy Gray!”  They motioned to the second-semester student, pulling out a chair across the table from him. I observed the new guy leaning over a bowl of …

When all you want is a donut

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It’s time for Five Minute Friday over on Katemotaung’s blog!  Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post!  Today’s word prompt:                                                hope. GO. I sped off in the black rented Camaro down the sunny Florida highway to take my man to “work”.  We come here once a month for him to be in the office.We live in West Virginia where …

The two types of people in the world; signs from a married couple. Learn the positive power of intention instead of finding yourself accidentally in the Men's Restroom.

The two types of people in the world

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In case you haven’t noticed, there are two types of people in the world:  those who pay attention; and those who don’t. I never pay attention. I don’t notice when my husband trims his beard.  I don’t pick up on the fact that the potato chip bag I grabbed in the store is halfway smashed.  I never look up (past 5 feet, …

Do you smell good? – 52 verses

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“Now thanks be to God who always leads us to triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”  2 Corinthians 2:14      I love a good scent, don’t you?  A pumpkin spice scented candle in autumn, all the smells surrounding Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy), my husband’s cologne as he’s …


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“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”  2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (ESV)     Where are your thoughts taking you lately?       Do you find yourself traveling down roads …


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     Shew, I am so glad we got back from Florida in time for the snowstorm of 2015.  I would’ve hated to miss that.             I think my people and I are beginning to tire of each other.  After all, we have seen each other within the confines of this house every day for 8 days.  All forms …

Fun(ny) weekend with my Valentine

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Last week I flew to Florida to join my husband, Jim (who had been here for 2 weeks already). I know, it’s about time, right?!  But he wasn’t in Florida that whole time.  Here’s how it went down:      1.  He flew to Florida on Monday      2.  He flew to San Diego Wednesday      3.  He flew back to Florida …