A Perfect Saturday Morning


A perfect Saturday morning starts with the day light gracefully flowing into my bedroom while the robins and sparrows serenade me to wakefulness…

Okay, my morning did not quite start like that. Actually, I woke before the sunrise to bring my mother to the airport for her vacation in New Orleans. (Lucky, Mom!) I made it back home around 8:00am and decided to go for a walk. What a beautiful morning it was! It was sunny, the sky was a beautiful shade of blue, and the temperature was perfect. I could hear the birds chirping, watched squirrels scatter about as I approached and even a few bunny rabbits. I could hear a few bees buzzing about and the breeze whistling through the trees.


Being enveloped in such a beautiful surrounding, I started praying and thanking God for everything. I thanked Jesus for His covering over me, His love, His guidance. As I took in each breath during my prayer, I became even more aware of my abundant blessings. That time in prayer was so good for me. I love how time spent with the Lord allows me to refocus on what is important, i.e. His light shining through me and sharing that with others. Fifty minutes later, I came back home and then made breakfast. My husband left to attend a Christian Men’s Conference, so the boys and I will enjoy some pancakes. Don’t these pancakes look good? They were!


However your Saturday morning starts out, it is a blessing to have another start. Yes, another opportunity to  allow His light to shine through you and share it with others. Have a “marvalous” Saturday!

Happy Anniversary!

Wedding Day 3

Ted and Marva Goins at English Turn Country Club, New Orleans, LA on July 5, 1997

Today, my husband, Ted, and I are celebrating 18 years of marriage.  Eighteen years is quite an accomplishment, considering that up to 50% of marriages end in divorce. Reaching this point has been the most challenging, most rewarding, and happiest times of our lives. The road has not been perfect. There have been tears shed, fights lost, and battles won. Yet, the beauty is found in that we made the journey together. Our priority, then and today, is our marriage. It is not only important for us, but for our children, too. The growth and development of a child in a loving Christian home with both parents is a blessing.

I want to say thank you and I love you to my loving husband, Ted. He understands and tolerates my flaws and appreciates my strengths. I love how our strengths compliments each others weaknesses. I really appreciate how we pray for each other and our boys. I love how he serves in the church and our community. I love that he is my coach and I am his cheerleader. I love how we can be our true authentic selves around each other. May God continue to bless our marriage. I look for to celebrating our 20th, 25th, 50th, and as many more as we are blessed to enjoy with each other.

Ted and Marva

Ted and Marva Goins at the Dallas Arboretum in May 2014