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Strengthening Your Marriage

. . . let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband” Ephesians 5:33more...

Pruning and Growing: A Call to Abide

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 more...

A Growing Faith

“A storm-tossed sea was no match for Jesus. With three words from Him, it calmed instantly. He’ll do the same for you and me every time if we just turn to Him and trust.1” more...

Intentionality: A Word for the Year

As the new year began, my husband and I carried on our tradition that always begins the same way. We cooked our traditional New Year’s Day meal (collard greens and cornbread anyone?) and sat down to write our goals as a couple for the new year, as well as our broad goals for the next five years. It is something we look forward to every year!more...

Blessings of a Father

My earliest memories are being carried off to bed on his back. He would sit on the edge of the bed, reading from a children’s Bible. It was my favorite time of the day, and I could usually talk him into “just one more story” before I drifted off to sleep.more...

Renewing Our Minds

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1–2 ESV more...

Knit Together in Love

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. — Colossians 2:1–3 ESV more...

Trading Fear for Rest

Oh, my soul more...

Loving Like Jesus

“For God so loved the world” is a phrase from a verse that many know well, and the first part of this statement is a loaded one. The whole Word of God is a story that essentially started with, “God so loved.” Everything that unfolds throughout time and before the foundation of time is because He so loved. more...

Uncomfortable Grace

Uncomfortable grace . . . Two words that do not seem to fit together. When we think of grace, we consider the free and unmerited favor of God, specifically focusing on His blessings to us. We focus on the gift in our salvation; thus, highlighting the ease on our part and forgetting the sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation.more...

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