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Tag! You’re it! Making the Most of the Moments

Tag! You’re it! Making the Most of the Moments

Some seasons in life are difficult.  No question. No rebuttal. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,  a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,  a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,  a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to...

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Serving Together to Encourage

Serving Together to Encourage

It’s easy to be complacent. But, complacency leads to inertia. It’s easy to be self-focused. But, focusing only on yourself leads to selfishness.  It’s easy to be agenda driven. But, letting the agenda control your life leads to stagnation. Being complacent, self-focused and agenda driven is not very encouraging… for you, your spouse or your family! What can you do? –  Serve Together Serve others – your...

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If your spouse were part of a sandwich…

If your spouse were part of a sandwich…

We all need to feel important, and validated. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, as husbands and wives, we behaved in a way which demonstrated how important our spouse is to us? Time & priority demonstrates what level of importance your spouse holds. An encouraged spouse feels important… both because of the time you’ve spent with her/him and the attention you’ve given her/him. Where does your spouse come on the list of...

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Forget making lemonade out of lemons – Make Souffle!

Forget making lemonade out of lemons – Make Souffle!

One of Robert’s favorite desserts is pudding. He doesn’t discriminate between flavors or styles - banana, tapioca, vanilla, flan, chocolate, rice pudding or caramel or butterscotch – they’re all good. However, he does have a favorite. Lemon Souffle Pudding Lemon Souffle Pudding is a dessert Rob’s mum would make for special occasions for their family. It’s one of the many recipes we’ve incorporated into...

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51 Ways to Be the Reason Your Spouse Smiles Today

51 Ways to Be the Reason Your Spouse Smiles Today

Yes. We’re headed toward Valentines. But that’s NOT what this post is about. Really! This post is about making your spouse smile. Anytime. All the time. Every day. Here are 51 ways to be the reason your spouse smiles… today! (You can also check out the Pinterest Board with all these ideas… ) What’s the first? 1. You smile first.   It makes it easy for your husband or wife to respond.  Playful ways to make your...

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The Value of Encouragement

The Value of Encouragement

What is the value of encouragement? How do you measure it? I read a thought provoking post from Ngina Otiende  on how to respond when your hubby is grappling with unemployment. She has 8 things to do instead of feeling envious of others, frustrated or mad at God. The post got me thinking of when encouragement is most likely to be appreciated… It’s when life is a challenge. Unemployment is a challenge. Illness is a...

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The Gift of Encouragement in Marriage

The Gift of Encouragement in Marriage

Encouragement in marriage is a priority. If you aren’t encouraging your spouse – your wife, your husband – who will? With encouragement in marriage – whether through a word – an attitude – of hope for the future, the knowledge of being prayed for and the interaction of praying together, demonstrating a confidence in God’s faithfulness, being loved without condition despite not being perfect, or being...

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Discovering an Adventure {a Husband & Wife Perspective}

Discovering an Adventure {a Husband & Wife Perspective}

This post is written in tandem by Robert and me – kind of a “he said” and “she said” deal.  (the bluish italicized is Lori and thebold green is Robert.) It just seemed right that we share this post on adventure – you’ll learn why by the end of this post. When you hear the word… Adventure What does it mean to you? What does it mean to your spouse? For a husband and wife, the word...

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Words to Encourage

Words to Encourage

Words play a part in Robert and my life… How about you & your spouse? Which words - or phrases - do you have displayed in your environment? Surround yourself with words that encourage!   This is a 3-block set I have on my fireplace mantle.  I keep turning the blocks (there’s different words/scripture on each of the 4 sides) as the mood strikes me!  It’s from… Mary and Martha Last year I found a company...

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The Secret to Our Happy Marriage

The Secret to Our Happy Marriage

This post is part of the Happy Wives Club Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with hundreds of inspiring bloggers. If you’re a blogger and want to join in, click here!   What makes a happy marriage? What would you say? Not easy to answer, is it? When each individual Husband + Wife is unique, … and then two individuals decide to dedicate their moments, hours, days, months and years to a life together, that’s...

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Stop for 60 Seconds – Memories are Made in the Moments

Stop for 60 Seconds – Memories are Made in the Moments

You’re busy right now. I get it. There’s lots to get done and the clock is ticking. There are only so many hours in a day. I’m not trying add to your “to-do” list. Truly. But. Stop! Just for a moment. You can. Really. Stop for 60 seconds. And look around. See. Notice the beauty of this season. The ornaments – the details. Look into your spouse’s eyes. (Do you remember what color they are?) Take a few...

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