Pleasure in the Process

After watching the movie, Chariots of Fire, many years ago, someone asked me this question: “When do you feel God’s pleasure?” It didn’t take long before I blurted out “When I write, I feel God’s pleasure,” and it struck me as deeply as it struck her. The answer revealed a high and holy calling on my life, […]

New Year’s Resolutions?

My favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future’.” As I look back on 2012, I see how God had some wonderful plans for me. I became a […]

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I am interrupting the regularly scheduled blog to participate in a “blog tour”. So guess what? You’ll get two blogs today. Enjoy! This “tour” is similar to a chain letter (gasp!) for those who like to know more about the behind-the-scenes details of a book. Julie Carobini answered questions about her book last week, and […]

Preparing for the Adventure

What kinds of adventures do you enjoy? There always seems to be a little bit more than we plan when we prepare for any adventure, whether it’s a camping trip, a vacation, or a new sport or hobby. Yet the truth is, preparing for life-altering events like marriage, having children, a move, or a job […]

Our Book Baby

This nine-month thing is a blessing and a curse! When I had my two beautiful babies so many years ago, waiting for nine months had its good points as well as its challenges. It was good that I didn’t pop out a baby bump in a week, and it was helpful to be able to […]

Team Mathis

Dale and I love working together through all the aspects of life. We see our commitment to teamwork as a great asset in accomplishing the stuff of daily life. In fact, we’ve found that maintaining an attitude that puts the team—as a couple—ahead of personal desires really helps us to accomplish much more than we […]

Marriages Around the World

We recently went to our mailbox and received an Indonesian copy of our book, Countdown for Couples: Preparing for the Adventure of Marriage. And then we heard it is also being translated into Spanish and will release in October! We’re so excited that we can help couples prepare for the adventure of marriage all around […]