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Praying for Each Other: Start Small

Praying for Each Other: Start Small

I'm somewhat active on Twitter... however, not as faithful and persevering as my hubby. I do enjoy reading tweets. Why twitter? Because Tweets provide bite-size bits of thoughts to ponder. Start Small Sometimes... Sometimes an entire post - 600 words - is too much,...

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An Outward Sign You Are Married

An Outward Sign You Are Married

Our 1st-world culture is image obsessed. We see evidence in kids going back to school, in advertisements in magazines and on television.  I'm sure you're not shocked - it's not like adorning our bodies is something new... How about you? Are you a stylish person? Do...

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Faith: Act – React – Interact

Faith: Act – React – Interact

Evidence. Proof. Details. How do you believe without these testifiers?  [Tweet "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. ~ Hebrews 11:1"] Societies built around 1st-world mindsets function on proven theories, evidence of past...

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The Promise of Hope

The Promise of Hope

Overflow. Bubble over. Abound. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13 Overflow with Hope Have you ever watched the sun rise? A sunrise is a very slow...

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Hope & Optimism

Hope & Optimism

Hope grows from optimism. What's optimism? The concept of the word optimism is found in the Latin word "optimum" meaning best. Those who are optimistic expect the best possible outcome from a situation. It's about looking forward. Psychologists have spent years...

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Where Are Your Eyes?

"... we do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You." ~ 2Chronicles 20:12   Do you and your spouse have plans? Perhaps this is a time of waiting... Perhaps this is a time of battling... Perhaps this is a time of regrouping... Perhaps this is a time of...

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Praying for our Spouse

When do you pray? Here are some noted people and their answers on when to pray - and when we should pray ... When our own wisdom is not enough. “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom...

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Encourage Uniqueness

Encourage Uniqueness

Husbands and wives are different. Just being a male and a female ensures you won't be alike. Physically that's true. There are books written about how men and women think and process ideas differently. ( Books like:  Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti:...

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Being Engaged with Your Spouse

Being Engaged with Your Spouse

To be meshed. To be interlocked. To be embedded, built into or attached to another part. It isn't just a time period preceding marriage. Engagement Do you still use a wrist watch?  Most of us don't even own a watch because our smart-phone has become our source of...

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Look UP – Uplift with Prayer

When you want circumstances to change, - start with where you're looking – take time to pray. Prayer is an action.  Prayer changes things.  Prayer uplifts. Uplifted = raised & elevated. When you’re raised up and elevated, what happens? You can see! You can see...

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Finding the Words to Pray

What are you praying for - and over - your spouse? Do you use scripture verses? When you don't have your own words, Or can't find words, Turn to the One who has and is ALL. Uplift with Prayer Have courage.  Encourage. When I was a child, my German grandmother taught...

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Marriage – Not the Ideal

This painting is an "elaborate fiction" commissioned by a grieving widower. My mom and I visited the North Carolina Museum of Art during Christmas holidays. It's an amazing collection of works of art. As we viewed a gallery, took some photos (without a flash) and read...

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Changing the Future – Together

Do you and your spouse share a vision - a conviction - on how you'd like to affect/effect the world around you? Maybe it's your own world consisting of you and your spouse you'd like to improve. Perhaps it's your own family circle - kids, parents, grandparents, aunts,...

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Decorated or Meaning-Filled

When we homeschooled I was privileged to spend some time with a mom with 12 children. Yes.  You read that correctly.  Twelve. And she was pregnant with another. Her husband was a violinist in the symphony - I knew this because of the framed music, and photos of him in...

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Trusting God for Direction

Trusting God for Direction

Trusting God for direction in your marriage -  yeah, about that --- I've been thinking a lot about Mary and Joseph and how they're a relevant and good example for all of us. Yes, even today - 2000+ years in the future.  It all started when I read this post by Falen at...

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