Appreciation Makes All The Difference

“Love is not just tolerance. It's not just distant appreciation. It's a warm sense of, 'I am enjoying the fact that you are you.” -N. T. Wright I woke up this morning, like I do most mornings, paying little attention to anything beyond what has become my routine. I hit snooze one too many times on my alarm, jump out of bed, wash my face, brush my teeth, fix my face, comb my daughter's hair, get dressed and make a mad dash out the door, praying I'm not stopped by every light o

Read between the lines

“My husband and I have never considered divorce... murder sometimes, but never divorce.”  - Joyce Brothers - Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of a married couple that I’ve known for many years. Hearing of someone being married longer than I’ve been alive automatically invokes thoughts of nostalgia and I begin to wonder, “what is their secret?” When most people get married, they ultimately do so with the intention of being with that person until the proverbial “death do us p