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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5 Reasons to Rejoice This Palm Sunday

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Zechariah 9:9

This pandemic has brought sickness, death, isolation, fear, and anxiety. Jesus came to a troubled people, Israel. They were oppressed, longing for the promised Messiah who would reign over them. He taught them like no other rabbi. He healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out demons, fed multitudes, calmed the sea and wind, and He died for them.

He knew the cross awaited Him as He entered Jerusalem. It was time.

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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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