This verse captured my attention this morning:
“I am tired of living among people who hate peace.
I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want war!”
~Psalms 120:6-7 (NLT)
How many of us are truly living in the pursuit of peace? I hear many people using fight words these days, including me. We use these words as an attempt to fight for __ (fill in the blank).
When is it time to stop the fight and live in peace? Is that even possible in this broken world when there are so many injustices?
Hello- This is your Mother!
If you want my advice: PRESS 1
If you want to argue: PRESS 2
If you want your father to drive you somewhere
If you want to leave a message: WAIT FOR THE TONE
If you want to aggravate me or borrow money: HANG UP!
“Joyful are people of integrity,
who follow the instructions of the LORD.
Joyful are those who obey His laws
and search for Him with all their hearts.”
~Psalms 119:1-2 (NLT)
Joy is something that I long for, and always seems to elude me. It seems like I’ve been looking in all the wrong places.
When we can absolutely know the truth that is God’s Word, and know that we are following after the Truth in obedience, we will find joy.
Raising kids is no easy task.
Sometimes you seem to run out of gas.
Store up every little tear you wipe away-
Store up every little smile that makes your day.
All those hours rocking them to sleep,
All those doctor’s appointments you have to keep.
Remember sewing up that old teddy bear-
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RUNNING LATE for a job interview at a large men’s fashion company, I grabbed a white dress shirt that I didn’t have time to iron. The interview went well — until the end. “Just a word of advice,” said my interviewer. “You might want to iron your shirt before your next job interview.” I held up the back of my shirt collar, revealing the tag. On it was the name of that very clothing company and the words “wrinkle-free.” I got the job.
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.” ~Psalms 62:5-6 (NLT)
There are days I just need to quietly retreat into that unshakable fortress.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:33
“Each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband” NLT
The last area we learned about from our group was Faith. Marriage is like an equilateral triangle. Man to the left, woman to the right and God on the top. The closer a man and woman become the more they move up the triangle and become closer to God.
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Running back to an old favorite.
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” ~Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)
***The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.***
The way some parents talk to and treat their children there is little wonder that their children do not show proper respect. Respect must be required. However, for it to be truly effective, it must be modeled.
In my opinion, most disrespectful treatment of children, by parents, come from three sources. …
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