51 Years of Delight

“As an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
so is my beloved among the young men.
With great delight I sat in his shadow,
and his fruit was sweet to my taste.”

Song of Solomon 2:3

Sweetness in Unity

My Beloved, my Darling, my delight is in you.
Throughout our 51 years, you have given me rest in the shade of your presence.
You took my hand, and we danced through numerous
adventures and the unknown.
You bid me to close my eyes to the world and
taste the sweet fruit of your selfless labor.
I am captivated by your love.
You have abundantly blessed me

I love you from the depth of my very being.

Karen

New Beginnings in 2022

“Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs up from the ground,
and righteousness looks down from the sky.
Yes, the LORD will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him
and make his footsteps a way.” Psalm 85:10-13 (ESV)

May the steadfast love of our faithful God bless you with new beginnings.
May the righteousness of Jesus kiss you with the peace of God.
May faithfulness fill your heart and mind
as our righteous Savior smiles upon you.
May our LORD pour out His goodness upon you
and heal our land.
May the righteousness of Jesus go before you
and lead you in the way, the truth, and the life.

May the Son rise and shine upon you.
May He bring you new beginnings in 2022.

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From Death to Life – The Promise of Jesus

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 (NLT).

The Creator of the Universe lovingly formed you and me. He knew His plans for you before you were formed, and they were good.

In Him, there is no wickedness, only good. He is holy and pure and cannot tolerate sin. Sin is disobeying God’s law and rebelling against Him.

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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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