Falling in Love

“Falling for him wasn’t falling at all. It was walking into a house and suddenly knowing you’re home.” -R.I.D.

I read this quote and it perfectly described what meeting my husband was like.

It also made me think…

Meeting the right person doesn’t mean that there have to be fireworks (even though there may be).

When meeting someone, sometimes the excitement, fear, sadness, anger, and happiness of the relationship all combine to create extreme emotions. “Having feelings” for someone sometimes just means that you have a whole bunch of feelings about that person. I think that it can feel like passion. But that does not necessarily make for a healthy, happy relationship.

Sometimes, when you meet someone, you don’t have crazy highs and lows. You just feel safe and comfortable. You feel a joy in your heart. Everything seems like it fits together. That person becomes your partner and your support. You’re on the same page. You can see the same path in life.

You just click.

And then you start to see that there’s no place you’d rather be than with that person.

Everyone experiences love differently. Every relationship is different. But no matter what the emotions are like, how long you’ve know each other, what your pasts look like, if there were fireworks or not, if you fight or don’t, just make sure that you’re with someone who makes you feel like you’re home.

Then, put God at the center of your relationship and watch if flourish.

(Check out these other posts on God and relationships: Not Everyone Experiences Marriage the Way You Do, Divorce is Not an Option, Wives, Submit to Your Husbands, and Praise Without the Criticism)

Find Some Joy

Today I saw a dad and son on the sidewalk. The little boy was riding a bike with the biggest smile on his face! He was clearly loving life and enjoying the moment. The dad, on the other hand, seemed less than thrilled. He honestly looked like the weight of life was too heavy for him. He didn’t seem to notice the beautiful weather or the joy on the child’s face.  Continue reading

Mom

Happy Mother’s Day!

Aren’t moms amazing? I hope your mom is even half as incredible as my mom.

My mom was wonderful while I was growing up. She was always making memories with us (like dancing in the kitchen) and teaching us life lessons. She even dealt with my handful of a little brother (sorry Bud, but let’s be honest… you cried for 2 years straight after you were born). Continue reading

Selfishness Is In, Love Is Out

I know that I see a lot of the world on the internet, so I really can’t be surprised by the things people say. I get that. I just see things that make me sad, because I know that people really think that these worldly ideas are the right way to live. I recently saw this quote on Facebook that just reminded me that selfishness is constantly encouraged in our society. (I looked around and actually found more quotes that said pretty much the same thing, so I’ll include those as well.)


Obviously, choosing yourself and your happiness and well being is more important than material things, but “choose her over everything?!” If the person you are becoming forces you to end relationships and desert people, you are not becoming the kind of person that would please God. You’re also probably not going to be happy! Goals are great, but there are things that are more important than your personal plans. Especially people and relationships! Success can be lonely if you leave everyone behind.  Continue reading

Learning from Children

I absolutely love kids. Children are my passion. Ask Mr. Rockefeller… if there is a baby in the room, good luck getting me to focus on anything else. They make me so happy and they’re so darn cute! But have you ever thought about how much we can learn about God from kids?

Luke 18:15-17 says “People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Continue reading