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”!
Most married people know marriage is difficult. Getting married before you have learned to drive - well maybe not quite that young – but while your nose is still running, you tend to focus more on those difficulties and challenges. So, for all my husband suffered by marrying a “runny-nosed” 18-year-old, I wanted to surprise … Continue reading A Hawaiian Birthday?
“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!