Tag Archives: Christianity

Good And Tired

We’ve been away the past four days on a ministry team visiting our sister church in Nassau, Bahamas. It was a great trip where we witnessed God encourage hearts and strengthen those who were feeling weary, including ourselves. We are … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 6 – Romantic Easter Date

It’s spring, and Easter is right around the corner. As Christians there isn’t a more important date on the calendar, for Easter represents the freedom Christ bought for us. It truly is a date to celebrate. And as couples the … Continue reading

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Remember This One Thing Above All Else

Sometimes we need to pause in the middle of our busyness, trouble and worries and remember this truth–God is Sovereign. No matter what comes our way we can trust Him. We realize this is easier to say than to do. … Continue reading

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Where Hearts Connect And Spirits Collide

The following is a quote from Sam Storms’ book The Hope of Glory: “What things below hinder our focus on the things above? What earthly entanglements exert a downward drag on your soul? What worldly attractions have become distractions and … Continue reading

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I Will Be Your Witness

Today we want to talk about an important aspect of marriage, something you may not have thought about. It will help if you take a few minutes to watch this movie clip from Shall We Dance first. Witness.  A witness … Continue reading

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Come Grow Old With Me

I remember when we reached the point in our marriage where we had been together longer than we had been single. It was thrilling to have crossed that milestone bringing with it a sense of success. Although we were very … Continue reading

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The Praying Marriage

We all know how important it is to pray, especially for our spouse. But what do we pray for concerning them? It’s easy to pray for immediate needs–what they’re currently facing. But how much better to back up and see … Continue reading

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Thinking for Myself

Today I’ve posted on my author blog, since the last time I did was December 7th. It’s long overdue. Below is the beginning of it, and you can click over to finish, if you so wish. Thank you for being … Continue reading

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On Normal

I’ve missed normal. It’s been months since we’ve experienced what used to be normal. I think I’m finally realizing our normal has changed for good, and I need to adjust my expectations. <sigh> But I don’t like it. Everything looks … Continue reading

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On Devotion

Devotion. It’s one of those words we know, but may or may not realize the weight it carries. Listen to Noah Webster’s definition from his 1828 dictionary: Ardent love or affection; attachment manifested by constant attention. Ardent is another word we … Continue reading

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One Lasting Answered Prayer

Have you ever considered how your marriage is the result of long-anticipated prayers said before you even met? It’s easy to forget as the years pass, but think about it; Your relationship with your spouse is the answer to prayers … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Blessed Wife

I wake up every morning with an overwhelming sense of God’s blessing on my life. It isn’t because my life is perfect–it isn’t. It isn’t because everything has played out the way I’d hoped–it hasn’t. It isn’t even because I … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Bridled Tongue

I have always loved to talk–ask my family, ask my husband. It is something I enjoy doing. It wasn’t until the past few years though, when the Lord began arresting my attention in this area of my life. My words … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet

“And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD … Continue reading

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Do You Do This?

How often do you pray for your spouse? We’re not talking about as you’re driving down the road, but concerted, undistracted time alone with God letting Him know your requests for your spouse? Prayer is our most powerful weapon against … Continue reading

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A Quiet Thank You

Have you ever waited for something for a really long time? I mean so long that you almost gave up the hope of it ever happening? I have. But tomorrow my wait is over. It has been 12 years in … Continue reading

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Live Like There’s No Tomorrow

It’s Monday. Traditionally a day when those who go back to work or back to school let out a sigh, a moan or a prayer–depending on how much joy you derive from your lot in life. What if today–on this … Continue reading

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“‘Til Death Do Us Part”

I remember a conversation I had one afternoon with a single girlfriend of mine years ago. Somehow we got on the topic of eternity. She was asking me how I could stand the thought of losing Tom, since she knew … Continue reading

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Cherish.Love.Live.

This is the day we remember. This is the day we will never forget. It is the day when we hold our loved ones a bit closer. And pray to God more earnestly. We will never be what we were … Continue reading

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Why We Do The Things We Do

This is our 1,001st post. It is an appropriate time to remind ourselves of something very important. We have had the privilege of having the same pastor for most of our married life. He and his wife are two of … Continue reading

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