How to Experience & Express God’s Love According to Dr. Gary Chapman

God's Love Languages

The way that we express ourselves depends upon many factors, including our backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and values.

Through his many years of counseling, Dr. Gary Chapman has concluded that five primary love languages exist with varying dialects or subdivisions within those love languages.

Dr. Chapman spoke of these languages at a marriage conference that we attended. Learning our primary love languages and how to speak in my husband’s love language changed our marriage for the better.

I was intrigued when I learned of his updated book, God Speaks Your Love Language: How to Experience and Express God’s Love.  Continue reading How to Experience & Express God’s Love According to Dr. Gary Chapman

John 3:16: Eternity Awaits You

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15

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Our Fathers’ 9 Actions from Matthew

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Señor Mancini transforms leather into beautiful handbags, briefcases, belts, and other works of art. Behind the Parthenon in Rome lies a shop filled with art, leather, and stories of a father who had a passion for creating the best leather products by hand. He worked diligently to build his business and provide for his family. He gave his family the good things in life, and he taught his son his craft. He demonstrated his love by protecting, giving, instructing, and rewarding.

Our Heavenly Father has given us a faint picture of Himself through the good fathers we have on earth. Like the Mancinis, I was blessed with a good father.

Just from the Gospel of Matthew, I found these qualities of our Heavenly Father, and we see a faint reflection of this description in our earthly fathers. Continue reading Our Fathers’ 9 Actions from Matthew

5 Reasons for Hope, 3 Steps to Hope

nathan-dumlao-487458“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

But I’m not even 20!

I chose you to tell My people that they have sinned, and I’m bringing judgment.

They won’t listen to me or respect me!

I chose you.

“They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the LORD, “to deliver you.” Jeremiah 1:19

Tell My people that they will be overcome and go into captivity for 70 years because they have forsaken me and not repented of their wicked ways.

Alas! Lamentations! Jerusalem is lonely. It used to be full of people. Now, the few people it has scavenge for food.

But there is hope!

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