For all of us who know Christ as our Savior, we not only experienced saving grace (that which we do not deserve), we also experience God’s grace every single day. Every good gift that we enjoy is a grace gift from His loving hands –
Health – the ability to see, eat, walk, breathe on our own!
Material possessions – a home, a car, clothes, money in the bank, groceries in the cupboard.
Relationships – Marriage, children, grandchildren, friendships.
Spiritual blessings – God’s Word, a church, fellowship, answered prayer.
We could go on and on listing all God’s grace blessings to us, but I want us to think about how we can give grace to our spouse in order to put the Gospel on display to a watching world.
Let’s consider a few scenarios:
She doesn’t mind eating at a table without all the silverware, a place mat or a centerpiece, but because she wants her husband to know she was anxious for their supper meal together, she sets the table before they eat.
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It was a typical Monday morning for me. The dryer was finishing up load number one while the washer was swishing the sudsy clothes of load number two. My mental list was clicking through the things I would accomplish on this early day in the week.
My husband walked in while I was drying my hair a bit later and asked the question that always means he has an idea…
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Refreshment comes in many forms. Here are some recent things that have refreshed my life! I pray it will inspire you to refresh your life as well!
This has been a super-busy summer including lots of travel and time away from home. However, on a recent and treasured day at home, I had the opportunity to really dig in and freshen things up around our house. Oh my, it felt as good as getting the suitcases completely unpacked after vacation!
I find that when life gets busy, there are things that get done hastily, causing disorganization or carelessness to step in. Here are a few areas that I took care of that might inspire you to freshen things up a bit on this Friday!
The deep freezer. In the rush of busy days, it’s easy to pull things or add things to the freezer, disturbing any previous order! I took the time to: Continue reading “Friday Refreshment”
Yesterday we celebrated our 38th anniversary! We had the blessing of staying at a lovely lakeside cottage not far from home for two nights.
We slept in a little and then enjoyed a slow morning with coffee and breathtaking views – even on a rainy morning.
I fixed brunch for us consisting of French Toast with my sour dough bread, blueberries Continue reading “Fun Things Friday – Anniversary Celebration”
Hilarious, picture, right?! Bear with me – I’m reminiscing!
I can still remember the day of our wedding rehearsal on June 19, 1981. We were so excited about our wedding that would following on the next evening! The rehearsal for the second best day in my life (the first being my salvation!) was a really special occasion!
This was in the era when rehearsals were a pretty big deal – you dressed up pretty nice, went to the church and learned when to come in, where to stand, when to hold hands, when the vows would be repeated and when it was time to run down the aisle together!
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I thought it was time for me to tell you some details about the “Sticky Marriage” that I’ve been in for nearly 38 years.
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Let me tell you about some roles I’ve been enjoying that have refreshed me and I pray also others.
I’m no professional, but I do enjoy it. I was asked to redecorate my church’s foyer. I had a budget and I had given myself the timeline of Easter when I wanted it complete.
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