Marriage Changes Everything

Do you remember when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Were you excited? Was Jesus all you could think of?

I was in Vacation Bible School when I accepted Jesus. I bawled convulsively because I was a sinner. The Bible became my friend.

In high school, I continued to read my Bible, but at times, studies, friends, and boys held my thoughts captive. My hunger for more of God decreased, and my thoughts became more worldly. Yet, I began to pray for the man that God was preparing for me. Those prayers led me to form unspoken and unacknowledged expectations. 

Did you daydream about the man you would marry? Did you imagine what he looked like? How he would treat you? What his profession would be? I did.

The day finally came, and I met my man. 

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Prayerfully Pausing … A Marvelous Moment

There are times when the words don’t come. Days when I’m so distraught, that words can’t describe the depth of my pain. Nights when I’m too exhausted to pray. Hours when I’m not sure what to pray. Minutes when I realize that the compromise soured. Friend, have you been there? What if the perplexing moments, the seconds that cause us to pause, are the touchpoints that God uses to lead us to joy?

The art is in the pause … the prayerful pause.

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Do You Long for Unity in the Chaos?

I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. John 17:21 NLT

The Holy Spirit unites us with each other and with Jesus, even in the chaos.

Read more of this post on my good friend’s website. Linda Johnson has created an amazing community of writers on Titus-Two.

It’s not so easy to “go-it-alone.” We need unity with God and with other believers.

Are you “Longing for Unity in the Chaos“? Let’s unite in considering this together.

Visit Linda’s website today and share your thoughts in the comments section. See you at Titus-Two.

Stepping Into Wonder and Delight

You make  known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalm 16:11

Celebrating You!

You couldn’t have imagined the beauty, adventures, and love that God had set before you. He knew your path before you were born, and it was beautiful. A new path of discovery lies before you with this new year of your life. Pluck the pleasures from God’s right hand; take His hand, and experience the joys He has graciously set before you.

Happy Birthday, my love,

Karen