Skip to main content

What If We All Did This With Our Spouse Every Day?


Let's dream together...

What if we all managed to show our husband or wife in just one way, every day, how much we love them? It wouldn't always have to be something big or dramatic. Although on occasion, big and dramatic is good. On most days, it could be as simple as bringing them a cup of coffee in bed, or warming up the car before they get in it (or cooling it down if you live in Florida). Perhaps it would mean taking initiative to do a chore for them that they absolutely hate to do. Or maybe making time to join them in the shower before work? Just imagine...what if? What if we all did at least one thing each day?

The awesome thing is, we don't have to stop at dreaming...this can be our reality.

 Recently I blogged about how to get through to your spouse when nothing else is working. I shared about appealing to their five senses in communicating.  A reader mentioned the book The Five Love Languages in the comments of the post. I love the book and highly recommend it. There are many ways to reach your husband or wife's heart. What have you tried lately?  

Doing something special for them everyday is great even when you're not experiencing difficulties in your relationship. In fact, if you make a habit of reaching out to them in a special way every day, hopefully you'll have a lot less than needs to be fixed.

Today is a day I'm definitely not going to miss, in being a blessing to my man. It's his birthday. I'm so blessed that God gave Larry to the world, and to me.

On his birthday I usually make carrot cake which is his favorite. I've finally got this recipe down to perfection and  it always means a lot to him when I make it. This is the photo from his family birthday dinner here at home, last year. 


This year I was ready to try something different, yet meaningful. I remembered that he shared with me that as a child his favorite pie was butterscotch with meringue topping. In all the years we've been married, I only remember him having this treat a few times. An elderly lady, Lois Dye, from our church in Ohio where we were youth pastors, would make him butterscotch pies topped with meringue and bring them to church. It was her specialty and my husband always appreciated it so much.

I don't consider myself a baker. I'm a really good cook or so they say. Whipping up dinners for small or large groups or doing events with things like appetizers are things I do well. Occasionally I'll delve into the realm of cake making or desserts and I do alright it's just not my forte. But I really want to bless my husband. So, I decided to try to make the pie.

I researched a bunch of recipes and found one that was given five stars by everyone who tried it.

My results were a perfect meringue:






And the inside wasn't bad either!


He seemed to really enjoy it, but I'll have to see whether he wants this again or the carrot cake. Or maybe both!

Whatever he'd like is what I'd like to give him.

Savanna and I also have another little surprise up our sleeve for him today. Can't wait!

Happy birthday babe...you're the best.  I thank God for you and want to be a blessing to you, all the days of your life.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

This Could Have Ruined Everything... (But It Didn't!)

 No one would ever guess what happened to me this weekend in Jacksonville, Florida...so I'm going to tell you. :) As I was preaching at the Fearless Tour at New Hope Assembly of God this weekend,  I got choked up, literally. For probably 2-3 minutes I coughed profusely and greatly struggled. Then I drank some water and kept preaching. Everyone was gracious to give me a few moments to get my bearings. If you were there, you'll remember it! What no one realized at the time was that I swallowed a bug that flew right in while I was preaching! So disgusting! I said nothing because I was at a point in the sermon where I was really connecting and I knew if I said, "I swallowed a bug," everyone would either laugh profusely or be really concerned, or start feeling sorry for me.  And at that point whey wouldn't be thinking about the message anymore, but the fact that I had just swallowed a bug. They would then imagine what it would be like, and feel grossed out which

Relevant Church doing something...

incredibly RELEVANT!

I just heard some news today that really inspired me. A church here in Tampa, Relevant Church is doing a new thing this month called the "30 Days Sex Challenge." (I've never visited the church but Pastor Trinity - our children's pastor - has visited or has met some people from this church and he was very impressed.) Realizing that this is a major element missing from some marriages (the frequency factor) their lead pastor, Paul Wirth, has issued a challenge for all the married couples to have sex for 30 days in a row. At the same time he has issued a challenge for all unmarrieds to completely abstain from sex. Of course we know the Bible says that those who are unmarried should not have sex in the first place but the point is, a lot of unmarried's aren't obeying the Lord's command to abstain and this is just one pastor's way of trying to get them to see that indeed, there is a better way! (God's way!) At the same time, many married couples are no

Why You Should Never Hijack a Comment Thread
Social media etiquette 101

One surefire way to kill your influence in social media and wear out your welcome fast is to become involved in derailing somebody’s comment thread with your own agenda. Networking and hijacking aren’t the same thing. It’s surprising how many people don’t understand that this is a guarantee for tearing down a platform as quickly as you build it. Passion is good, even necessary. I appreciate people's zeal for their personal core values. What is not appreciated is the attempt at a redirection of a comment thread when the comment has little or nothing to do with an original post or is twisted at best. Social media provides ample opportunity for all of us to share what’s important to us on our own platform. Eliciting others’ responses and developing connections largely depends on our ability to communicate and compel. Some people are open to receiving private communication from others although they aren’t always able to answer personally or at length. But hijacking a comment threa