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Friday, November 7, 2008

Couple minutes

The fruit of your Marriage
My husband and I read our Marriage devotional book before going to sleep. This is what we read last night.It was a nice devotional reading.

Galatians 5:22-23 Building a strong Christian marriage is hard work. Unfortunately,God's love,joy,peace,patience,kindness,goodness,gentleness,and self control don't automatically come with the marriage license. The fruit of the spirit must be cultivated.
It's usually not the big things that can wreck a marriage. Instead it's the unhealthy patterns that pile up on top of each other such as being negative, sarcastic, neglectful or critical.These are sure to quickly turn good fruit rotten.
How we invest in each other daily will influence our relationship. We can choose to be "other-centered," to be patient and t be kind. What little things are you doing today to cultivate the fruit of the spirit in our marriage?

Consider these suggestions from other Christian couple:
."Never go to bed mad at each other."
."Look for ways to compliment your mate."
."Spend time talking together. Set a regular communication time and stick to it."
."Take a thirty -minutes walk together each evening after dinner."
."Pray together each morning."
To these comments we would add, "Laugh together and don't take yourselves so seriously." Having a satisfying marriage is hard work,but the good fruit is there to enjoy if we help it grow.

I would like to thank my Aunt Brenda and John Dubios for giving us a Marriage devotional book, as a wedding present.

Our wedding bands, symbol of commitment and love. Taken after praying each other.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Good morning.


You say: 'It's impossible'
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

You say: 'I'm too tired'
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: 'Nobody really loves me'
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: 'I can't go on'
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: 'I can't figure things out'
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: 'I can't do it'
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)

You say: 'I'm not able'
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: 'It's not worth it'
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28)

You say: 'I can't forgive myself'
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: 'I can't manage'
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)

You say: 'I'm afraid'
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

You say: 'I'm always worried and frustrated'
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

You say: 'I'm not smart enough'
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: 'I feel all alone'
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

Watery Wednesday

Turtles in Marina Beach, Hawaii. This was taken during our honeymoon! This is my first post for Watery Wednesday. You can join us!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

choosing our leader

Choose for yourselves
this day whom you will serve...
But as for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15
Today millions of people in the United states will cast their votes for a slate of political leaders,including president.After months of campaign speeches,television and ads and debates,each voters has the opportunity to say to one candidates, "I choose you." Not everyone's favorites will win,but every voter has a choice. Each of us is given opportunity to select our personal leader each day. In the spiritual election deep within our hearts,our choice will stand no matter what others may decide.

Everyone serves some kind of god.whom will we choose to have rule in our hearts today?
Each day we choose the one we will follow in life..