I was fed up! As we sat before the counselor, I poured out what I had stored up, “Surely I’m not responsible for him. I do not have to be his helper, right? He needs to put out the effort, doesn’t he?!” And as the counselor reaffirmed my line of reasoning, I knew in my … Continue reading The Rib
So I got the guy BUT (there is that dreaded word; if you missed it, see The “Scarlett” Letter, part 1) we had no idea what we were up against! The truth is “Happily-ever-after” only comes from self-sacrificing, selfless love, the type Christ had when He laid down His life for the sins of the … Continue reading The “Scarlett” Letter, Part 2
On October 28, 1980, I received the letter. It was folded several times and pinned to the bulletin board hanging outside my dorm room. I quickly noticed it had been written at 3 in the morning because not only was the date scribbled down but also the time of writing. The writer actually jotted out … Continue reading The “Scarlett” Letter, Part 1
My freshman year of college was exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Many felt I swooped in and snatched up one of the nicest guys around, a senior to boot! Many felt the marriage was too quick and destined for failure. Granted, my fragile 18 years of life plus his phlegmatic 21 years … Continue reading 37 Years of “NOT THROWING IN THE TOWEL”!
I cannot believe it is here again, but it is August 24, and that means time to honor my dear hubby as we celebrate his BIRTHDAY! No better way to celebrate him than to share the character of the man that existed in our early years of marriage (1982-'87). Who chooses a wife to feed … Continue reading Another Year, Another Birthday!
The sought after adventure of marrying Rodney Phillips became a roller-coaster ride for a small town girl more than she could have ever imagined. Leaving home and family in the south and moving to the gray skies of the north brought a great deal of isolation and loneliness. Then just two months after turning 20 … Continue reading A Little Bundle!
“It’s a girl,” the doctor announced; How exciting to hear our prayers had been answered! Yet, who knew the whirlwind adventure that would be ours when this little bundle of life was gifted to us, and a whole week early, not to mention it was Labor Day! God did, and He certainly had a well-designed … Continue reading Chadwick Warren Lockey
Had he seen me? I couldn’t tell. A brief, earlier encounter had stirred a vast fiend and I knew I was smitten. Tall and handsome, kind and quirky, he seemed larger than life. I wanted so badly to stroll over and talk to him at length, but I knew my intentions would be loudly detected! … Continue reading Girl Meets Boy: A synopsis of what could have been when a small town Louisiana girl meets a boy from Peoria, Illinois
Rodney: It’s our 34th Wedding Anniversary on Friday [June 26, 2015]! I really can’t believe it! We have journeyed a very difficult road with thorns hedging the way. We never would have made it if it wasn’t for a great God. Yet, I would do it all over again just to be at your side! … Continue reading 34 years of Marriage
That incredible Friday, June 26, 1981, I left the church as Mrs. Rodney Alan Phillips! I could not wait for the night of becoming "Mr. & Mrs." and now it was a reality. The ceremony was superb from the singing to the reading of 1 Corinthians 13, The Love Chapter, with the reciting of our … Continue reading The Night We Wed!