Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.-Ruth 2:1 If I didn’t know any better I would have thought that I was unknowingly being punished for past and future misconducts. I would use the word “hate” but it’s such an ugly … Continue reading Actions Speak Volumes
"She puts her hands on the distaff, and her fingers hold a spindle." Proverbs 31:19 Okay, I know what you're thinking. "What the heck is a distaff?" Yeah, I thought the same thing, so I googled it. Turns out a distaff is a stick or spindle used for spinning, designed to keep the unspun fibers untangled … Continue reading You Reap what you Sow
"She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night." Proverbs 31:18 I have spent many hours, days, weeks, and years imagining the way my future husband will propose to me. It only seems like the typical thing for a girl to do - dreaming about the perfect gown, … Continue reading Am I Ready to be a Wife?
"When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy." Matthew 2:10 In preparation to write about joy this week, I did a simple search for “joy complete” and found several scripture references that touched my heart. You see, of all the fruit of the spirit, I find that joy is the one I have … Continue reading Follow the Star
for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 There are moments in our lives when time seems to stand still. Swinging that tassel across the top of the cap and stepping from the hurts of the past few years into your bright and promising new future. Standing picturesque at the altar in your white gown holding a beautiful … Continue reading Hallmark Moments
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 The New Testament is full of baffling promises like this one. … Continue reading Peace, the Mind-Blowing Kind
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s … Continue reading The Depth of His Love
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. ~Romans 5:8 This semester we will be digging deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). So let's start with the first attribute: Love. The first thing that pops into my mind is the image of … Continue reading He Loves Me!
"For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life." Isaiah 43:3-4 My God said this about … Continue reading Down with Love “In General”