My Beloved, Cherished Love

My Beloved is patient and kind.
He rejoices with the truth.
He  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things.

His love never ends.
This is my friend.
This is my Beloved.
This is my cherished love.
I’m living Valentine’s Day each day of the year!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Secret of Rest

Feel like you’re jammed in traffic all the time? You’re going here and there. There’s no time to rest, no time to enjoy this life you’re living?

You’re busy doing good. Maybe you’re taking care of the kids or grandkids, and there’s soccer practice, homework, dance lessons, dinner, lunches to pack, science project, and in between you’re getting groceries, cleaning the house, doing laundry and helping the neighbor with her sick mom.

You’re visiting the sick, delivering meals to shut-ins, and teaching a Bible study.

You’re busy doing good at work. You are tied to your phone and your computer. There’s the social media for work and for yourself. You need to write that report, and the meetings take the day away. When you get home, you cook dinner, help the kids with homework, bathe them, put them to bed, snuggle with your husband, put him to bed, then you settle in to get the work done for the next day at the office.

The “To Do” list is 10 sheets long and growing.

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The Key to Being Blessed

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”Luke 1:45

Blessed because you believe? That’s the story of the Christian life, isn’t it? From Genesis to Revelation, we read of men and women who received promises from God, and they believed in those promises. Sometimes, they had to wait a long time for those promises to become reality, and sometimes, they never saw those promises in their lifetimes. But they believed, and they were blessed.

The promise that Gabriel revealed to Mary was unthinkable. Mary, an unmarried teenager, a virgin, engaged to a poor carpenter, learned that her womb would carry the Messiah, the Savior of Israel, the Savior of the world. 

How can this be?

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7 Ways to Show Your Husband That You Respect Him

On our way to the Taroko Gorge in Taiwan

“An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31:10-12

Do you long to be an excellent wife? A woman who is valued above wealth? A woman trusted by her husband?  Continue reading 7 Ways to Show Your Husband That You Respect Him