• 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…

  • How To Stay Married for the Long-Term
    Marriage

    How To Stay Married for the Long-Term

    Tara: I just want to introduce our new guest poster, my mom, Karen! This post was written by her, edited by me. Look out for more great blog posts from her later on! And if you would like to contribute as a guest poster on this blog, send me an email! I’d love to hear from you! My darling husband and I just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary last month and it really had me pondering how we have made it this long when so many marriages are failing and ending in divorce, even Christian marriages. I have prayed and thought about it for a while now and God took…

  • 7 Tips to Stay in Peace
    Beliefs

    7 Tips to Stay in Peace

    This world is filled with fear, worry, anxiety, and doubt. We’re busy making money, paying bills, taking care of our families – and many times we have a hard time feeling peace in our lives. So, today, I want to give you seven tips on how you can stay in peace even with your busy life! 1. Control Your Thoughts I can’t stress this enough – we need to learn to control our thoughts. One of the first things I think when I wake up in the morning is something similar to this, “Why keep trying? Why not just give up? You’ll never accomplish your dreams. Things will never get…

  • 12 Steps to a Better Marriage
    Marriage

    12 Steps to a Better Marriage

    We all want a happier marriage. We all want fewer fights, more fun, and to be less stressed. Whether you’re at the end of your rope in your marriage or just getting started, I want everyone to have a better marriage! I know it’s possible because I’ve studied long-term, happy marriages and learned their secrets to success. Here are the 12 steps you can start taking today if you want to have a better marriage for tomorrow and the rest of your lives! 1. Practice Better Communication No one starts off as a perfect communicator. But thankfully we can learn to be better if we practice the right things. Use active…

  • Beliefs,  Love

    A Few Thoughts

    I know I already posted today and this post won’t be long, I just wanted to share some thoughts and things I learned just this morning while I was volunteering. Justin and I have been praying for a very long time for God to bless our finances. We need a financial miracle, to be perfectly honest, and we’ve been praying for 9 months and don’t really seem to have had any answers. I was beginning to think that maybe God wasn’t listening to my prayers anymore. But then, just today, He reminded me that He is still listening and He is always faithful. It was a small thing, but it…

  • Seeking God's Will
    Beliefs,  Marriage

    Seeking God’s Will

    When we don’t know what to do next, we need to seek God’s will. There are many times when we just don’t know what to do. We’ve reached the end of our rope, done everything we can, and now we need guidance. Maybe you’re sick, or your finances are poor, or you’re struggling in your marriage. Whatever it is, God has a plan for you and for me. We can live our lives any way we want, but will that bring us joy? No, if we’re not accomplishing God’s will we won’t have joy and peace. The only way to know God’s will is to read His Word and spend…

  • through god's eyes
    Love,  Marriage

    Through God’s Eyes

    When my mom was raising me she asked God to help her see through my eyes. To this day she says that it made her a better mom. I believe we need to ask God the same for our husbands. We need to ask Him to help us see through our husband’s eyes. But we also need to ask God to help us see through His eyes. Not only should we learn to see ourselves as God sees us, but we need to see our husbands as God sees them. It’s easy to find faults in our husbands, to see only the things they do wrong. But we need to…

  • partners in faith
    Beliefs

    Partners in Faith

    In 2 Corinthians 6:14 we are told: “do not be unequally yoked.” That means we should not marry non-Christians. Life is challenging and marriage can be difficult even when we share the same faith. But if we don’t share the same faith, we’re making our lives and marriages 100x harder. If you and your husband are born-again, I want to challenge you to be partners in faith. There will be a lot of challenges and trials in all our lives. All of us have times of doubt, anger, and fear no matter how spiritually mature we may be. That’s why it’s so important that we are partners in faith with…

  • Marriage

    We Are Not Cursed

    Growing up I used to believe in generational curses. I thought that, for example, worry was a generational curse because my mom worries, my grandma worried, and it probably goes further back down the line. But recently I’ve been learning that those who are born-again are not under any curse, generational or not, because Jesus took all curses on His own body when He died on the cross. The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone…