How Is the Pandemic Affecting Your Marriage?

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God’s gift of marriage takes us on adventures, mountaintops and valleys, successes and trials.

How are you and your spouse doing during this pandemic?

Six years into our marriage, Keith, our daughter of 18 months, and I moved to Clark Air Base in the Philippines. He was a JAG (lawyer) at the highest courts-martial rate installation in the world.

That was 43 years ago. Imagine the isolation we felt from our friends and families. No cell phones, no internet, and no landline phones until we moved on base. Connections with our families were through cassette tapes, yes cassette tapes, and letters.

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Peace in the Tangles

Throughout the weeks, I’ve noticed a spike in the number of people visiting this blog and reading the posts focused upon depression, trouble, hope, and prayer.

I adapted some of my posts and Bible study helps that I’ve written in the past to create a booklet. Additional Scriptures to consider are included at the end of the first four chapters. The last two chapters apply the Scriptures as prayer.

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Prayer is Powerful – Pray for Our World!

When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-14

Solomon had just finished building, dedicating the temple, and praying that the Lord would listen to the Israelites’ prayers and have regard to their prayers. The God of the universe answered Solomon with the promises that He would hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

Today has been declared National Day of Prayer.

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Surprised By Titles

Titles in Psalms

Many Bibles I have include titles of sections and of chapters. However, I have one Bible that does not. I recently completed the Psalms, took notes, and assigned titles to each Psalm.

What if we all ignore the titles that someone else assigned to the chapters and sections and listen for the titles the Holy Spirit speaks to us?

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