BATTLE SONG OF PRAISE

BATTLE SONG OF PRAISE…

During the darkest period of my marriage, I had to make a choice who was going to win the battle for my husband’s heart. Yet, as the words of my husband rang in my ears, “I have decided to walk away from God,” I was determined to fight for it. Although my husband refused to reveal the reason behind his decision, I felt blindsided.  As the days … [Read More...]

Thanking God For Him

THANKING GOD FOR HIM…

 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Philippians 1:3 I would have never guessed the man I'm married would be the man God had for me. We were so different and seemed to be on different paths in life. As always, God had other plans for the two of us that we didn't really know. After almost seven years of marriage to this man of mine, I can … [Read More...]

THANKFULLNESS ISNT BORN

THANKFULLNESS ISN’T BORN…

A long time ago, I wrote this statement in a blog, “A thankful spirit isn’t born; it’s learning to rest in the goodness of God.” It’s hard to rest when your world is spinning out of control. No matter where you turn, someone is calling your name or demanding your attention whether it’s a business report, eight loads of laundry, or bills waiting to … [Read More...]

GOD'S LOVINGLY CONCERNED

GOD’S LOVINGLY CONCERNED…

If faith was never tried, we would never see the impossible. Right now, it may feel as life is heading towards the edge of impossible.  All of the turns seem to be going to a dead end, there is no exit in sight.  Bills are piling up, children need school items, and the car needs attention.  Yet, even though you have tried to fix the problems, the … [Read More...]

Capture

RECEIVING GRACE…

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) We've talked a lot about giving grace to our husbands this month, but what about receiving grace? I used to think giving grace was the hardest to do, but I'm finding now that receiving grace is pretty hard … [Read More...]

A very upset and lonely woman sitting down crying against a wall

TO WALK OR STAY…

I have a friend who is struggling with a situation in her life. The enemy is trying his best to steal, kill, and destroy all that she has. In the midst of this, God is reaching out to her and asking if she will walk in patience with Him. Will she give Him the time needed to turn this around? We understand patience when the context is to be … [Read More...]

Grace Pass

A GRACE PASS…

We are so excited to have the opportunity to have a guest blogger this month to share more on  "GRACE". Mary Helen is a pastor’s wife and mother who has a passion for writing to let Christian women know they are not alone; somewhere out there stands a wife, a mom, and a woman in the same shoes and a God who loves them dearly.  I know you will be … [Read More...]

Which Will You Choose

WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE…

 “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18) So many times in my marriage I have the opportunity to choose how I'll react to situations. I can choose to be hateful, rude, and bitter or I can choose to be loving, forgiving, and gracious. It's not always … [Read More...]

The Power of Grace

THE POWER OF GRACE…

One of the biggest issues in my marriage, I believe, is unmet expectations.  When those expectations aren't met, I feel let down, disappointed, bitter, and angry. Lately, when I get angry, I just shut down and become silent or retreating to a room alone. It is as though the lack of my presence and silences is his punishment. Isn't that the … [Read More...]

Dont Forget The Key Ingrident

DON’T FORGET THE KEY INGREDIENT…

Can you imagine baking a cake, but forgetting to put the key ingredient in? Although some of the ingredients may differ, depending on the cake, the end goal is the same, right? However, the key ingredient to making sure the cake is held together is having flour. I can’t imagine trying to bake the cake with only sugar, flavoring, baking powder, … [Read More...]

Grace Upon Grace

GRACE UPON GRACE…

Grace, it’s all over the bible, actually its mention approximately 131 times in the NIV. So often we think grace is circular, that it is a revolving door in a way, I show you grace and you will show me grace. But that way of thinking kind of goes against the very definition of grace, and it’s certainly not biblical. It pretty much stops being grace … [Read More...]

Honey

SWEET AS HONEY…

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24) Grace, it's a word so often used. Yet, I don't know that everyone really understands its meaning. Grace is getting something that we don't deserve or unmerited favor from God. How can we show that same grace to our husbands? It's not always easy to … [Read More...]

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