“So God created mankind IN HIS OWN IMAGE, in the image of God he created them; MALE AND FEMALE he created them.” Genesis 1:27 NIV
Dear Heavenly Father,
It’s so humbling and honoring to know that you love us, both males & females, so much that you created us in your image. From the very beginning, you’ve loved us and continue to in ways we struggle to understand. Please open our hearts to love with your mercy and eyes to see in your justice. Help us live lives as Jesus has taught us and loving others without reserve. Dear Lord, I also continue to pray that you give me the courage and wisdom to fulfill the purpose you have created me for!
I pray this prayer in Jesus’s name. Amen.
I grew up in a little United Methodist Church that my Granny attended every Sunday long before I was a thought. My mother, being a good daughter-in-law, joined her. The men-folk really didn’t go to church, especially during ‘deer season.’ My memories of church in those days included early morning Sunday school taught by someone’s mom and sitting in church trying not to get in trouble. One particular service, as I’ve been told, I stood up on the pew and shouted back at the pastor to “hush!” Needless to say, I also have some memories of being drug out to the front steps during service. My mom once told me later that if she wanted to put me in the church’s nursery that she would have to go teach it, then missing church to begin with. After service, the whole family, cousins and parents would go back to Granny’s house for lunch. That’s where the men would be.
My mother was the first strong woman from my memories. She was Read more
I wrote an old fashioned check, stuffed it into an envelope with a forever stamp, and sent it off to the bank. My car is now paid off!
You can read about the beginning of my journey to climb out of debt in My Testimony: Breaking financial chains (in progress). To summarize I was in over $72,000.00 in debt before Read more
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 1 Corinthians 7:33
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3
The enemy is not your spouse. This lie becomes easy to believe when Read more
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
“For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,”
says the Lord your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:7-8
At the beginning and end of the day, we are only human. Broken, sinful, faulty humans and God loves us anyway. Read more
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Dear Heavenly Father, Read more
The man who finds a wife finds a treasure,
and he receives favor from the Lord.
A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping
of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
restraining her is like restraining the wind
or grasping oil with the hand.
She [A wife of noble character] speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
[Husbands] Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
God intended marriage to be a partnership that brings value to each other. Read more