Blurbs of Grace

Tag: Marriage

Waking Up Love

Have you ever gotten up real early and forced yourself to move around and get things done even though you were not fully awake? After sometime of being up and moving your mind, and body, and even your heart are eventually all up, moving and working in unison. Love can be like that. Sometimes you just have to make the choice to act it out until your mind and heart are moving in unison with your actions.

Got Complaints?

I just finished reading some words that were written by King David long ago. They challenged me to really consider how we pour out our complaints over the phone, in emails and text messages, in person, on Facebook and Twitter, and even in our own personal blogs.

“With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.” – Psalm 142:1-2

Give your spouse and your friends a break from the bulk of your complaining. Take your complaints to the Lord first.

In Spite Their Imperfections

Loving a person does not mean you have to love everything they do. Love others in spite of their “imperfections.” That is, after all, how you would want others to love you.

Consider those Words Today

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Why is it that it often takes a person to die for others to consider what they said while they lived? Don’t wait. Consider your loved ones words today.

John 2:19-22
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”
But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

Technology

Technology gives us the unique opportunity to connect with people who are not physically with us, at the risk of disconnecting with those who are.

Pay Attention

Pay attention to others’ mistakes, not to judge them, but to learn from them. If you don’t you may soon be the very one teaching the lesson.

The Perfect Destination for Couples

(Texting my hubby)

Me: Where is one place that you would want to go with me?

His reply: Heaven

Got a Good Thing?

“Don’t leave a good thing looking for a good thing.”

The Way to Deeper Love

You prayed for a deeper love.

You expected time alone.
You received time apart.

You expected long conversations.
You received silence.

You expected tenderness.
You received harshness.

You expected a heart turning to yours.
You received a heart turning away.

You expected praise.
You received criticism.

You expected laughter.
You received tears.

You expected apologies.
You received blame.

You expected things to get easier.
You received harder days.

You prayed for a deeper love.
You received GRACE.

To endure.

To stand.

To wait.

To preservere.

To forgive.

To deeply love.

Magnify the Good

You magnify what you focus on. Focus on the good in others. After all, isn’t this how you want them to focus on you?

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

– Philippians 4:8