Ephesians 5:33

Ephesians 5:33  (NIV) 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Through 50 years of marriage, one of my favorite comments from my husband to our children was “Do you know that I love your mother?” It’s not hard to respect a man […]

1 Thessalonians 3:12

1 Thessalonians 3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. Remember what happens when you pour a warm soft drink over a glass of fresh ice? It starts to fizz immediately and before long the foam is overflowing the glass before you […]

Nehemiah 4:14

Nehemiah 4:14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” This is somewhat out […]

Romans 8:28

Romans 8:28 “And WE KNOW that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” The word “family” filters through our emotions, senses, and even has us attaching word tags. Biological, Adopted, Foster, Work, Friends, Church. The Urban Dictionary recognizes in its definition that “family” has […]

Romans 12:12

Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Every day we are faced with decisions. Some are easy and require little thought. Others require more thought and are often made bases on knowledge or advice of others. Some decisions are made from ignorance, others are made with faith. In May, we […]

Proverbs 29:11

Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Anger. Temper. Rage. Don’t we all struggle with this? How do you defeat it? Proverbs 29:11 says that “fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” So, the goal is […]

Ephesians 6:1-3

Ephesians 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’— which is the first commandment with a promise — ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’” While I am an adult now (that’s what they tell me, […]

Proverbs 22:6

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” One of the greatest gifts you can be blessed with is children. We all love our children immensely, and spend a great deal of time to insure their happiness and well-being. As […]

Exodus 20:12

Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and you mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your GOD is giving you.” For a long time I used to think this applied only as you lived under the roof of their house, but once out of the house, that commandment no longer applied. […]

John 13:1-17

John 13:1-17 In the first part of John 13, we have the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. It is immediately after he had predicted His death to his disciples, and just before He tells his disciples that Judas will betray him and Peter will deny him. John says in vs. 3 that “Jesus […]