Category Archives: Rant By Prudence

Brown Sugared Truth

My husband and I recently attended a Love After Marriage workshop. It was 3 and ½ days. It was our first LAM experience. We have been to a lot of different marriage seminars and such in our 21 years of wedded bliss. This one takes the cake as the most thorough. It focused a lot […]

I will no longer shop at Victoria Secret

When I was about 14 years old, magazines from Victoria Secret would flood our home weekly. Or at least it seemed weekly. Before I was even 14, I had self-esteem body issues. I began dating the man who is now my husband at that age. I was fairly mature for a 14-year-old and desired to […]

We should always be on the mission field

No matter what stage of life season or predicament we are in, we should always see ourselves on a mission field. If you have ever raised kids, you might remember the long days of character building, forgiveness, and exhaustion from managing the immaturity of growing humans. You may have thought I was talking about just […]

Hey North American women. What are you marching for?

Hey North American women! What are you angry about? Why do you proclaim to be so enraged? Do you not have everything you need plus more? Have you been in the shoes of an innocent ten-year-old girl on the streets of Thailand playing with a passing butterfly unaware that you were to be given to […]

Friend or no?

In today’s society, I don’t think its easy to keep and develop good friendships. We are too busy, too swamped, to make it worse, we communicate so often over cold, impersonal mediums such as texting! If you’re communicating with a friend of text message, things can be misread, or misstated and often ignored altogether. It’s easy for them to pretend they never saw your message.

About that word BRAVE

Everywhere,  we see the word brave. What is it, what does it mean? Everyone is sure they want to be it, the word is pure adrenaline and highlighted with a lovely shade of the coolness factor. We all want it because when we are brave, we allow the change in ourselves that is most certainly not […]

The Way I Voted.

If you think this is a post telling you all about who I voted for and why you would be mistaken. I wouldn’t share that with you, no matter who I voted for. Because, really, why would I want to know that about you? And, Why do you need to know that about me? So, you […]

I can’t be your friend; without you.

I’m unclear who coined the phrase, “ If you want a friend, be a friend”, but it rings true. I don’t know how many times I have repeated this to my kids, probably at least five thousand times. 😉

I struggled for a long time and didn’t realize it.

This was not easy for me to write, but I feel it’s important to write it, even if just one person reads it and it helps them it’s worth it to me. So I did, I wrote it. I hope that it may be able to help you. Once upon a time, I didn’t know […]

The Wife of an Entrepreneur: 10 Things Learned

I married a man, who loves business, leadership and adventure. I knew this before I married him, but as we were both pretty young, he was just getting a taste of running a business and who can know where your road will take you for sure? It has taken us (closing in on twenty years) […]

God Wants His Glory Back

Today, I feel happy.     I feel Love. I feel Hope. And I feel that if life gets any better I might have died and gone to heaven. Nothing special has happened. I didn’t win the lottery, (my chances at winning would improve, if I actually played it) and the kids are erupting in […]

One Hour Shoes

I like shoes. Why do I like shoes? I have no idea. Why do some dogs like bouncing balls? Yea, I can’t answer that either. I have always liked shoes. Not so much handbags, I like those, but I am content with the bags I have for years as long as they hold up! But, […]

Exploring My Child Side – A Ridiculous Idea

Here is a ridiculous idea. (One of many I drum up) I know dear readers, you are all grown and expect grown up speech and thought from grown up peoples online journals. But, we all need to take a stab of fun imagination to keep our minds pliable and soft. So, here is a little […]

Risking Pain for Love

Love is a risky. To love another deeply. Is inviting pain. You cannot have one without the other. The bite of death will deliver its poison sooner or later. But, regardless of that risk, we were made to love. We have given a piece of us away, never to return to us. In the movie […]

Consequences of Life

I have this belief that for every choice we make, there is a consequence of some nature, in big or small or good or bad. Some choices we make, are obvious as to what the consequence or outcome will be, and some choices, we do not think or care to think about what is coming […]

The Sexoligist – Not Rated

Sex. Is taboo in the world of christian women. Which, given that our society we live in sells sex in large quantities so much so we are saturated in it, and not to mention the Bible has an entire book about it, its weird that we aren’t talking about it.  It’s as if we are […]

Filing My Greivances in The Right Department

My life consists of husband, 4 children, and a bunch of animals. The one person out of that list who is capable of helping man this house hold ship is not home much. It isn’t because he doesn’t want to be here… He is helping build an up and coming business. And if you have […]

I missed you Grandma

Do you know what I learned from my grandmothers? Nothing. Not one single thing. Except for maybe the fact that they stayed with their husbands till death they parted, and I had a hand written note from one before my wedding. It was filled with marriage wisdom, and I know that the woman had so […]