At the Cost of My Sanity?

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires (Psalms 37:4, NLT) Some friends of ours had a few projects they wanted to accomplish; and while discussing them, the wife had much bigger plans than her husband felt able to accommodate due to cost and scope. He gave it allContinue reading “At the Cost of My Sanity?”

Think On These Things

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace,Continue reading “Think On These Things”

Lessons From Children’s Letters to God

So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make roomsContinue reading “Lessons From Children’s Letters to God”

Another Milestone

“In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and Prophets.” (Matthew 6:9, TPT) Today, Adrian and I just hit another milestone marriage anniversary. When we tell people how long we’ve been married,Continue reading “Another Milestone”

Putting Away Childish Things

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. (I Corinthians 13:11, NLT) As we grow in our Christian journey, God expects us to become mature people and act like adults instead of children. He wants our faith toContinue reading “Putting Away Childish Things”

Transparency With Love

Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love]. (Galatians 6:2, AMP) I remember when I first met my wife and the joy of finding a friend who brought such happiness to my life.  We were committed to eachContinue reading “Transparency With Love”

Fruit That’s Always in Season

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22-23, NLT) It’s finally autumn. That’s a big deal for Arizona. With our scorching, hot summers, fall and winter are the seasons we look forward to the most. Although relatively warm compared to otherContinue reading “Fruit That’s Always in Season”

Would You Marry You?

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.(Genesis 2:24, NKJV) We do a lot of marriage coaching as well as premarital coaching. What’s nice about premarital coaching is that we can, many times, catch some issues before the wedding that mightContinue reading “Would You Marry You?”

Every Day Choices: Speaking Life to Your Mate

Death and life are in power of the tongue, and they who indulge it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life] (Proverbs 18:21 Amplified Bible). One our favorite activities on Sunday morning, besides going to church, is to watch the episode of CBS Sunday Morning we record on our DVR. After arrivingContinue reading “Every Day Choices: Speaking Life to Your Mate”