Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Hindrances To A Merry Christmas #4 – Regret

Regret is a powerful master. It can hinder our best intentions, and it can paralyze our future. It invades every thought and deed and all the while robs us of the joy there is in doing good to others. What … Continue reading

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Our Joy Has Been Made Full Because Of You!

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Heart to Yours! We have spent the past three years getting to know each of you as best we can via the internet. We have shared our heart for marriage, our love for God and our … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 21

Having recently spent a week in the desert of Arizona, it is no wonder this verse jumped off the page to me as I read this chapter. I can not imagine why anyone would choose to live in a desert, … Continue reading

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The Cynic Within

The enemy of our souls first tempted Eve by asking her a question, “Did God really say…” It was a question meant to challenge the goodness of God.  It was evil and cynical in nature. A cynic is a faultfinding … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 19

Listening is of great value, but we must be careful of what we allow ourselves to listen. Just because it can be heard doesn’t necessarily mean we should listen to it. Discernment is knowing what is profitable for our listening … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Listening

These “Fragrant Aroma” posts are intended to give you a glimpse into our lives and marriage in real time – this week to be exact.  And if I had to choose one word to describe our week it would be … Continue reading

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What Does A Healthy Marriage Look Like?

This sounds like a simple question, but if it was then there would be a lot more healthy marriages then there are!  Winston Smith with Christian Counseling Education Foundation shares a short video (4 minutes) in answer to this question: … Continue reading

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The “IF” Factor

“IF” is a small word which holds a powerful punch.  In fact it is capable of holding many spouses hostage by it’s accusations. If only I hadn’t done such and such.  What if this had happened instead of THIS? Think … Continue reading

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Intoxicating Love

I had the privilege of attending a meeting yesterday for the men of our local church. One session was titled, “The Protection of Intoxicating Love,” and it was so practical I had to take the time to share it with you.  … Continue reading

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The Summer of Wise Living

Wisdom.  What exactly is it?  We may not be able to define it quickly but we certainly know when someone is lacking it. a teenager who foolishly follows the crowd into trouble. a husband who speaks harshly to his wife … Continue reading

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Excel Still More

It’s been 7 and a half years, but it feels like only yesterday.  The Lord took my Dad to his final resting place at the age of 81 in January of 2004.  I miss him – especially this week!  He … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Having been on vacation this past week we haven’t read other blogs to give them our weekly blog love.  However, our monthly Here’s To Us Challenge is the twelfth – two days away.  So we ask you to take some … Continue reading

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Feeling Numb?

Numbness is a way to protect yourself from feeling pain.  It enables the surgeon to plumb the depths of your body in order to do a deep work for lasting change. We have been numb.  Numb to the fact that … Continue reading

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