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As a little girl growing up in the beautiful green southern state of Georgia, all I wanted when I grew up was to have a big family. Well, as you can see, my desires have been granted and our immediate family numbers 22. The photographer of this picture was on the roof looking down as he instructed, “Group hug, everyone.” That caused a smile on everyone’s face as we leaned in to hug each other.
Thank you for visiting my website. I love to share my story about how God took a broken vessel and made a new creation.
I teach that women are teacup vessels. Through my collection of teacups, I illustrate our differences as specially created and uniquely gifted women. I teach women about relationships and the importance of building character. My message is for young and old.
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TODAY February 7, 2013
Marriage through the Psalms (Brides of all ages)
104:1,33,34,35b New Life
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in Psalm the LORD. … Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!
We see new life each spring as a new world rises in rebirth. New marriages are like a new spring, full of hope for the new life together. There are plans and dreams filled with splendor and majesty as the Psalmist says. Yet, even in the most majestic marriage, problems will appear. No matter what happens in a marriage, God’s Word has the answers. With this focus nothing is unsolvable. God has given us instructions in His Word for all of our life’s problems. In Ephesians 4: 32 it says to be kind to one another. Anytime the Scripture refers to “another,” “one another,” “others,” it is referring to the person nearest to us. As a bride, her husband is the one nearest to her and she is to apply kindness to him first.
Chuck Swindoll once said, “Sometimes we reap kindness because we sowed a little of it.” Then, he quoted this poem:
I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight,
that to somebody’s need made me blind:
But I never have yet felt a twinge of regret,
for being a little too kind
(Anonymous, quoted in John Lawrence’s Down to Earth)
Marriage provides a perfect situation to practice sowing kindness. Marriage is fertile soil for new life to spring forth in glory and splendor.
- How can I show kindness to my husband
- Do I go to God and His Word for my problems?
I was thinking … Are there days when socks in the middle of the floor get the best of you? How should our response be? Does it really matter anyway? Is it worth fretting and getting angry resulting in hard looking wrinkles. Did you know anger and frowning bring very ugly wrinkles and smiles and joy bring soft and beautiful wrinkles. Which do you want? Well as one who has plenty of wrinkles, I like the soft and smiling ones. We have a choice daily in how we will respond to numerous and sundry types of circumstances. Can we decide ahead of time how we will react or respond? I was thinking … I want to make good choices. My choices will reflect what is in my heart. Who really cares about socks anyway? What do you think?
Many wives do not have a clue what biblical submission means and what it does not mean. The world has developed a mindset of abuse around submission. I wrote this booklet to encourage wives that biblical submission is having the freedom to be all that God created us to be. It will help clarify how valuable women are to Christ and discard the “door mat” mentality of wives. It is $3.50 on Amazon.com. Enjoy.
Gracious Girls Course!
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