• Marriage,  Prayer

    Sunday’s Prayer: For Marriage

    Every Sunday I am going to write a prayer for specific areas of our lives. Today’s is for those of us who are married and it’s from a wife’s perspective, but if you happen to be a husband you can just replace certain words in your mind! Dear Lord, I lift up my marriage to You today. I give You my husband and our relationship together. Make me into the godly wife You designed for me to be. Help me to see my husband through Your eyes of love. Help me to trust in You, to be obedient to You, and to follow You in all things. Help me submit…

  • Love

    Love Always Hopes

    Today I am continuing my series on love based off 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. And I want to talk about hope. Hope is a vital part of any life, Christian or non-Christian, because without hope we give up on life. People who commit suicide have lost all hope. But God wants us to live each day filled with hope and if we want to learn to walk in love, we have to learn how to get and keep hope in our lives no matter what trials or storms come. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm…

  • Love

    Love Keeps No Record

    Unlike Santa Claus (yes, I do know Christmas is over, but only just), who knows who’s naughty and who’s nice and even keeps a list, we aren’t supposed to keep a record of the wrongs that people do to us. We all screw up. We all hurt other people whether intentionally or unintentionally. We can hurt people through our selfishness, and sometimes we can hurt people when we try to “help” them. We think we know what’s best for them and we tell them so, but all it does is put ill will between you. The other person doesn’t appreciate it. I know this is a little off-topic, but I…

  • Love

    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…

  • Love

    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…

  • Love

    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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    The Power of Love

    The Power of Love Long before I got married, I have loved 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. For those of you who may not remember it entirely, here it is from the ESV: 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[a] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. I don’t know how many times I’ve studied these verses. At least to the point where I’ve memorized them. But memorizing Scripture doesn’t mean it’s in your heart. It doesn’t mean you’re living…

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