It’s All a Matter of Perspective

I recently encountered two women who were sharing their stories about how obsessive each of their husbands was about the way the home was kept. Both of the men were extremely neat and organized. If things were out of place (which when you live in your home will tend to happen ????), it really bothered each of their husbands. One … Read More

Blessed and Forgiven

Our free will often draws us to live a “self-centered,” “self-focused” life instead of being in right relationship with God as Lord of our lives and being there for our spouse. The essence of sin is self-centeredness, or independence from God—the belief that we don’t need Him. The essence of God’s plan for us is communion with Him. He loves us … Read More

Have You Cashed the Check?

We have choices throughout each day to love and follow God or to choose our own selfish ways. God in His love is constantly leading and correcting His people in an attempt to draw them into relationship with Him. No matter how hard we try on our own, we will continually fall short of what God requires of us. As … Read More

3 Ways to Grow Closer to God

Come near to God and he will come near to you ~ James 4:8 It seems the most natural way to pray is to bring our prayer requests to God. We sometimes act like He is the big vending machine in the sky. But God wants us to have so much more in our relationship with Him.   BE THANKFUL ~ Spend time each day with God … Read More

Loving Like Jesus

God met with Moses Mount Sinai to give him the 10 Commandments for us to follow. When was the last time you read the 10 Commandments for yourself? Can you recite all 10? It is interesting to note that the first three commandments pertain to loving God. The last seven commandments pertain to loving others. Jesus summed up all of the … Read More

Why There Is Such A Struggle For Control In Marriage

When Adam and Eve sinned by eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, their immediate punishment was spiritual death and the beginning of physical death. God also confronted them with further consequences that have been passed down through the lineage of mankind and are therefore part of our heritage, too. To the woman he said, “I will greatly … Read More

The Blame Game

Satan is the king of deception, the father of lies. He has a way of taking a lie and twisting it so that it appears to be the truth and that the truth is actually a lie. Even those with the sincerest love for God can be led astray. As Christians, like Adam and Eve, we need to stay keenly … Read More

How Would You Have Responded?

The consequences for sin can be traced all the way back to the original two humans, Adam and Eve.  God told Adam, “…for when you eat of it you will surely die” (Genesis 2:15). Disobeying God in the Garden caused Adam and Eve die spiritually and physically. When Adam and Eve ate of the apple, they immediately died spiritually and … Read More