• What to do in Hard Times
    Fighting,  Finances,  Love,  Marriage

    What to do in Hard Times

    We all know that times get hard whether you’re married or single, but if you are married you don’t have to go through those hard times on your own. Yes, we can always have friends and family to help us, and God will never leave us nor forsake us, but if you’re married you have a live-in helper too. You and your husband will go through hard times together. We can’t always prevent those times from coming. We can’t always make them end  – sometimes God wants us to go through them. But we do have a choice on what we do in those hard times. I see married couples…

  • A Study on Psalm 39
    Beliefs,  Finances

    A Study on Psalm 39: Part Three

    Today I’m going to finish my study of Psalm 39 with a discussion on how we’re supposed to submit our finances to our Heavenly Father. I said, “I will watch my ways     and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth     while in the presence of the wicked.” So I remained utterly silent,     not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased;     my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned;     then I spoke with my tongue:  “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days;| let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth;     the span of…

  • A Study on Psalm 39
    Beliefs,  Finances

    A Study on Psalm 39: Part Two

    On Monday I felt the Lord God lead me to Psalm 39, that it should be my topic for this week. Because there is so much in it I wanted to break it down into three parts. In the first post, we discussed how important it is for us to watch our words, that what we say is what will happen in our lives – both good and bad. Today I want to talk about repenting of our sins. I said, “I will watch my ways     and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth     while in the presence of the wicked.” So I remained…

  • A Study on Psalm 39
    Beliefs,  Finances

    A Study on Psalm 39

    When I asked the Lord this morning what He wanted me to write, Psalm 39 popped into my head. I didn’t even remember what that particular Psalm was about. I’ll post it here in case you don’t have it memorized either! I said, “I will watch my ways     and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth     while in the presence of the wicked.” So I remained utterly silent,     not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased;     my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned;     then I spoke with my tongue:  “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days;| let…

  • Finances

    Trusting God with Your Finances

    I’ve talked to a lot of married couples and listened to even more in videos, blogs, and books and it seems like one of the biggest issues married people struggle with is their finances. I know Justin and I have been struggling financially since we got married, my parents have been married 31 years and struggle with their finances, friends of ours have been married 5 years and still struggle with their finances – it seems to be a pretty common theme. But one thing that the Lord has been trying to teach me since I got married two years ago is to trust Him with our finances. You see,…

  • Finances

    Money Money

    I hate money. I really, really do. Money has been the biggest stressor in my life all of my life. My parents never seemed to have enough money and debt has always been a big part of our lives. Now my husband and I struggle financially, which I never wanted and in fact was trying hard to avoid. I wish we were in a society where money didn’t matter. I would actually prefer a bartering system. I need food, let me write your article for you. I feel like that would put everyone on a more level playing ground. I know it wouldn’t work and I know that money isn’t…