Sin & Addiction

Prayer Of The Day – Temptation & Addiction

Dear Heavenly Father, I life up my marriage to you. I desire that my marriage reflect Your love. My husband and I have sins and addictions that try to control us and we pray for freedom from these. May your Holy Spirit dwell with in our hearts and transform us. Help us not to be tempted by these things anymore. Help us to focus our eyes on you Jesus. Please send other couples to encourage us and to keep us accountable. Guard and protect our marriage. In Jesus name Amen!

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Seeing Myself In Sarah

Have you ever wanted something very badly, but it wasn’t happening? Do you ever feel God promised you something, but it hasn’t happened? Do you ever get tired on waiting on God’s promises or to fulfill His will in your life so you try and go your own way? At what lengths do you go? Lie? Cheat? Does doubt creep in? I am guilty. I do not exercise patience. I do not like to wait. Good news~~I am not the first. Bad news, I am probably not the last. There is hope. Sarah. We find her story in Genesis

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Beyond Ordinary By Justin & Trisha Davis – Book Review

The first thing that captured my attention with this book was the title, Beyond Ordinary: When A Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough.  It immediately resonated with me because one thing that my husband and I have prayed for since our wedding is an extraordinary marriage.  However, with all the hardships presented in marriage it can be difficult to believe in extraordinary. I was so excited to read what Justin and Trisha Davis would share about, regarding marriage being beyond ordinary. I must also point out that I love the cover of this book! It brilliantly depicts a marriage story of a “picture-perfect marriage” experiencing brokenness, yet the background reveals restoration. My marriage relates to that, and I am sure many others do as well. In the

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It Is Worth Forgiving Your Husband

One year exactly from our first date, I said “I do” to the man who I knew as a boy when we were growing up to the man he was. We were in love and full of hope for our future. I thought I knew what it was to be a wife at 22 and he was such an easy man to love. In a word, I thought he was perfect. Fast forward 4 years later, and I felt my world was falling apart all around me. My husband, Matt, and I were struggling (I think it was money issues) and I knew something else was not right and after a lot of persistence, he finally confessed that he had been looking at images of

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Experiencing God’s Grace In My Marriage

Pride.  Many of us have felt the pangs of pride and know how it can cripple.  Jamie gives an account in this article of her marriage and the pride that she was made aware of.  Please let Jamie know if her words encourage you by leaving comments below.  My husband  and I started dating in high school when we were just 15. Opposites attract. We ran in different circles and participated in different extracurricular activities. I was always quite grounded and never much of a risk taker. My husband was a rebel – just one of the reasons I fell in love with him. Fast forward a decade – we married. Seemingly blessed from the beginning, my rebellious better half settled substantially down, we bought

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Learning How To Stand Against Satan & Flee Temptation

There was a series my Pastor taught on a while back on Spiritual warfare.  We had been going through a series based on the book of Ephesians.  He said something in his sermon that really stood out to me.  Here is what he said, paraphrased: “There is a problem today, contrary to biblical teaching, where people are running from the devil and trying to stand against temptation.” I immediately evaluated my own life to see if I have done this… and I quickly realized that I have!  I often times find myself cowardly running away from Satan in fear of what he is capable of, and when it comes to temptation I tell myself, “I can handle this, I know what to do.”  When I

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