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    Love is Not Easily Angered

    Anger is not from God unless it is righteous anger at something worthwhile: for example, you get angry at child abuse and it moves you to do something to stop it. But most of our daily anger issues are not righteous. What does God’s Word say about anger? My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19-20) Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.…

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    Love is Not Selfish

    I was a very self-centered person growing up. I didn’t have many friends because I wanted them to be like me, to agree with my every opinion, to understand that I was right about everything. It sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a terrible person by any means. I still loved people, especially my family, and sometimes I was just too shy to get along with others. There were some people I really liked and wanted to be friends with, but I didn’t have the courage to go talk to them. Still, I was a selfish person. But guess what? So is every human being on…

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    Love is Not Rude

    I believe rudeness is becoming an epidemic in the world today – or at least in America. I can’t speak for the rest of the world because I haven’t been there yet. The South has always been said to be one of the friendliest parts of the United States, and some people are, but most of the people I see and observe are rude. In my opinion (through observation and lots of thought), it’s because self-centeredness truly is an epidemic. As a species, humans are incredibly selfish. Certainly, we can have moments of selflessness, and some are more or less selfish than others. For example, my husband Justin is far less…

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    Love is Not Proud

    In 1 Corinthians 13, the Bible says that love is not proud. What is pride? Webster’s defines it as “a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.” That doesn’t sound too bad. So, is pride really such a bad thing? Let’s look at God’s Word. What does Scripture say about pride? Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. (Psalm 10:4) When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but…

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    Love Does Not Boast

    Today I am continuing my love series from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, does not boast, is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” Love Does Not Boast First of all, what even is boasting? Well, according to Webster’s dictionary a boast is defined as to “talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities.” What does that look like in our lives?…

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    Marriage

    Marriage is Challenging: Part Two

    Welcome back everyone, to week two of my blog! Thank you so much for the comments I’ve received so far. I’d love to hear from more of you! But for now, on with the tale of my husband and I, and where we are today. After my husband lost his job, we tried starting an e-commerce store. It didn’t work out, but that was my fault. He wanted me to follow the guidelines of other successful stores, but I was afraid of not making money and rushed everything. I didn’t want to watch the videos, I didn’t want to wait and test the market or make sure we were getting the…

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    Marriage

    Marriage is Challenging: Part One

    Any marriage is hard. Growing up, we all have some view on marriage. If your parents had a bad marriage (got divorced, never were married, maybe a spouse left) then you probably had a negative outlook on marriage. If your parents had a good marriage, you probably figured you’d have one too. We see what we’re used to seeing. From the time I was ten, I wanted to be married. My dream in life was to be a godly wife, a godly mother, and an author. And I had a lot of thoughts of the kind of wife I was going to be. I’d clean the house in full makeup,…