“Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.” ~ Goncourt
”True love is rare, so when you find it don’t let it go just because of a barrier you can’t cross”. Ray H Wall
I love this. How often does it all just look too hard? How often do we think to ourselves “if only things were different, I was different, they were different”.
Well it’s time to break free of this thinking, our Bible says “I can do all things through Christ who STRENGTHENS me”.
Take the leap. Peter stepped out onto the water
Be strong. Through Christ who strengthen you.
Take a stand. Jesus tore through the temple and got rid of the money makers.
Have faith. Live under grace not religion. New Testament not Old Testament.
True love is more about being real than being touchy feely. It’s about the kind of love Jesus has for us. He gave up His life for us.
From law to grace.
He crossed the barrier for us.
“A kiss upon the hand of someone you truly love is more beautiful, and more valuable than any diamond or gem could ever be.” ~ Unknown
BRILLIANT, now if we could just get them off the damn computers. You know we never let our kids have a game centre (or whatever you call them) they had a computer and they had some games on that (not so many available 15 years ago) thankfully though, they loved playing their music, so we had a house full of instruments, even drums, and they played and played.
It was wonderful.
We also had all of the other kids at our place all of the time, and I think that’s a big key, making our homes a place where our own kids AND their friends WANT to hang out.
Our kids can all organise a meal and cook it, iron a shirt, sort the washing, hang it on the line, mow the lawn, and they had part time jobs.
I think we did pretty well and the great thing is they’ve become fantastic “grown ups”, examples in their communities, with good jobs, amazing spouses, and big hearts.
Can you tell I’m a proud Mum ?
“Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfils and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless”. Thomas Kempis (1380-1471), German monk.
My husband is such a blessing.
For a long time now I have been ill and he takes it in his stride.
We are believing for complete healing, but somedays it’s hard for me. When I’m in pain and frustrated, wanting to do things that my body just won’t let me do, but he never gives up on me.
He encourages me.
He is devoted to me.
He is a Godly man.
A man who loves you this way is easy to love back. My husband is at times demanding, controlling and a perfectionist, so I’m not saying he is a perfect man, but he is perfect for me.
He is the husband Ephesians 5 talks about.
Ephesians 5:25-28 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word. That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendour, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless]. Even so husbands should love their wives as [being in a sense] their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
It’s been raining here in Queensland for about the last three months, what a Summer! Right now I hear another storm brewing, it’s hot and sticky, there are floods everywhere, and yet life goes on.
Yesterday we heard of the passing of Whitney Houston, sad for her fans, but a tragedy for her family and loved ones, and yet life goes on.
There is strife in the Middles East, famine in Africa, a drug war in South America, financial crisis in Europe…and on and on, and yet life goes on.
The fact is that no one is immuned to tragedy, sadness, death. It makes us weary, lose our joy, and yet life goes on.
I want more than…and yet life goes on…I want joy, peace, hope.
I desire peace and harmony in my home and my children’s homes.
I want to see the marriages around me thriving, growing, being an example of what a truly loving marriage has to offer.
Look to the heavens.
Philippians 4:6 NKJV Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Psalm 37:4 AMP Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
“Someday, when I’m awfully low, and the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you, and the way you look tonight.” Tony Bennett