Monday, September 28, 2015

 One Year Bible reading from September 23rd:
Be of Great Courage - The Lord Is With You!
"But now, this is what the LORD says -
He who created you, O Jacob,
He who formed you, O Israel;
"Fear Not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name;
you are MINE
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you,
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

For I Am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
your SAVIOR."

Isaiah 43:1-3 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Blessing In Disguise

Blessing In Disguise

Our youngest child had reading difficulties in Kindergarten and First grade and eventually recognized as Dyslexic. This news was hard to hear, of course, and cause for much concern for his future and even many tears from us.

We realized quickly that the extra time we spend with him with homework and reading each night, though tedious at times, is such a gift! It’s a gift of relational bonding. We enjoy every minute spent with him and this gift of time together. 

Look around for your blessings in disguise.

My peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

Friday, September 18, 2015

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

God’s living word is the only book that reads you as you read it.  

As you read you will see a huge improvement in your life and especially your attitude.

The same scripture will speak differently to you each time you read it concerning your need at that moment.

God’s word, it does a body good!

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
2 Timothy 3:16

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edge sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.”  Revelation 1:3

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's All Perspective

 It’s All Perspective
by Kim Hawkins

Your mind is a powerful force. Certain thoughts or “beliefs” of what you "see" will hold you back and keep you from giving your very best for the results you want. With pride, fear, doubt, hurt, your mind can literally deceive you causing irrevocable damage. 

It’s a true miracle that my darling husband and I are soon to celebrate 22 years of marriage. In all reality, it should be a celebration of 22 years without quitting or killing each other. Hahaha--no really.  

 We are finally in such a beautiful place. It’s hard to describe, but so worth every pain, every heartache, every foolish thought and action that we caused or endured.

It is now our mission to help others achieve this bliss much easier and sooner than we did. We had to go the long, hard way around this mountain, hopefully so you won’t have to.

Your perspective HAS to be unity. All your thoughts are unity. If not, dismiss them immediately. Pray the opposite of your fear/hurt and always respond in unconditional love. It may take a while, but soon you will win his trust and heart back.

It’s amazing when your heart is set on preserving the relationship, you no longer get easily offended and react in self preservation, which will always end ugly. 

You will soon see just how fun it is to laugh it off or even laugh at yourself. Then, start to open up to being vulnerable which leads to a deep intimacy.

I’d say the most important factors in marriage are a friendship/emotional intimacy (for her), and being vulnerable/physical intimacy (for him).

The sooner you get started, you will have a different marriage with the same spouse. Halleluiah!!

Challenge: Be very aware of False Perception. Trust what happens, even in the disappointments that come your way. Do not defend yourself!  This includes protective walls, holding grudges, bitterness, and unforgiveness.

These reactions only isolate you further, and in hindsight, seem so foolish.

Assume goodwill and keep your heart upright and pure by trusting in He, the controller of your life.

“How I love you, Lord! You are my defender.  The Lord is my protector; he is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with him I am safe.”  Psalm 18:1-2

Monday, September 14, 2015

September Scripture

September Scripture - Tell the Coming Generation Psalm 78:4

If you would like to join us in telling the next generation, please email to be included in our Beta Mentor Moms program. This will be a limited release program affiliated with a graduate study for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

The program will be an encouraging time for all moms and grandmothers. It will start on October 8th and run through November 28th. It is free to participate. Look for additional upcoming announcements.

Friday, September 11, 2015

What Successful Marriage And Child Rearing Look Like

  A Successful Marriage And Child Rearing Means…

1) Don’t Quit
2) Don’t Stop Believing 
3) Keep Your Head and Thoughts Up

"If you're going through hell keep going." --Winston Churchill

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." --Robert Collier

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Friday, September 4, 2015

His Champion And Strength

His Champion And Strength

When you have good thoughts of your husband there is a meter of sorts in you that rises. As you continue to think on such things, you fill up on good and pleasant thoughts. As your good thoughts increase, you naturally feel warmth for him and want to be near him, touching him, wanting to encourage and compliment him.

In the same way, as you speak well to, compliment, and have endearing body language toward your dear husband, he fills up like a helium balloon. As you fully trust him and wholly respect him, he rises up in confidence, geared to not only be your hero but also ready to conquer the world.

“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 such things.”  Philippians 4:8