Friday, July 31, 2015

Fear Not!

Fear Not! 

Grace and peace to you...

The bible tells us not to fear over 350 times. It is actually 365 times, being once for every day of the year.

I believe God knows us, he knows that our minds go to deep, dark pits fast.

Fear is crippling, once we dwell on those toxic thoughts it consumes us. Making us believe things and take us places we are NOT meant to go.

Dismiss those thoughts and relinquish it to The One who controls all.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mom, You Are Making An Impact

Mom, You Are Making An Impact

All those little things add up, I promise you.

Every time you clean and band aide his booboo, spray her with sunscreen or bug spray, every packed lunch, nightly glass of water, each bedtime story, every hot dinner, when you call to check in, and especially when they witness you kiss their daddy.

It’s all an act of LOVE.

Mom, YOU matter!

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Marriage Vitamin

“The Marriage Vitamin”
by Kim Hawkins

I LOVE this so much! What a simple way to intentionally keep your marriage healthy! 

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~Saint Francis of Assisi

Ladies, please read this short but concise article full of truth!

Read The Marriage Vitamin by clicking below:

“Don’t dwell there.” I have to tell myself often. You know, when your mind goes to that self pity place, that place that says someone wronged you, that thing they said/did or didn’t say or do….

If you linger there long enough it will most certainly get under your skin, fester, turning you into a sour, bitter woman. If this happens regularly, eventually you become enraged by anger and negative emotions.

This negative behavior is definitely NOT making you a fun wife to come home to. Anger doesn’t have to be loud to push people away either, the silent treatment and walking around ignoring people is just as damaging and is sure to make people stay clear away from you.

Let’s Do This! 
Dig a little deeper: 5 Habits Of The Girl Who Won't Give Up.

“Set your mind of things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2

“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's Caught Not Taught

It’s Caught Not Taught

Children learn what they live.  If they live with:

Criticism, they learn to condemn.
Hostility, they learn to fight.
Ridicule, they learn to be shy.
Shame, they learn to feel guilty.
Tolerance, they learn to be patient.
Encouragement, they learn confidence.
Praise, they learn to appreciate.
Fairness, they learn justice.
Security, they learn faith.
Approval, they learn to like themselves.
Acceptance, they learn friendship.

“Teach me to do thy will, for thou are my God; thy Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” Psalms 143:10

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Power of LOVE

The Power of LOVE 

How do you win over a heart that is distant or even hardened?

Let us view and serve one another with a pure love and genuine kindness. Sincere love has the power to change us especially when it is not deserved.

Try giving a warm smile and encouraging word, ex: "I believe in you." It can change everything.

"Or do you think lightly of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance." Romans 2:4

"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3

Friday, July 3, 2015

Love One Another

Love One Another

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.” 2 Peter 4:7

“We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers.” 2 Peter 3:14

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is Love." 2 Peter 4:8

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Praying God's Word

Praying God's Word for July - Isaiah 6:8
Carri Pratt

Dearest Heavenly Father,
Blessed Art Thou! The Rock of my Salvation I praise Your Name!

We are so grateful for the privilege of receiving Your mercy and grace and long for the opportunity to tell others about You and the amazing relationship they can experience with Your precious Son, Jesus Christ.

Help us Father to be bold in our faith and to willingly say, Here I am! Send Me!

We love you with all of our hearts,
In Jesus Name,