Husbands, Delight in Your Wives

I’m continuing my small series on loving our spouses effectively with this final installment. It’s been rolling around in my head since my husband & I had an “intense moment of fellowship” about these very topics. Honestly, that was the catalyst for this series of posts.

The first one was addressing the issue of wives feeling unlovely to their husbands. The second was a wake-up call to wives about guarding their hearts from idolizing their husbands. This third one is a tougher one to write. Not because I don’t believe it’s needed, but because it’s hard to write to an audience of men. Men are much more logical, less emotional, in their thinking.  This is why it’s taken me a bit longer to finish this one.

So, here it is. The wake-up call to husbands.

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The Grace in Grace & Truth

I so appreciate the grace you’ve given me in the last couple weeks regarding Grace & Truth. I’m coming to find that sometimes, life happens and you need to set something on the back burner for a small while to walk the road with Jesus. In that sojourning, He does great things and also rekindles vision for you to move forward with gusto.

I’m happy to say that this little break did just that for me. I love this community of writers. I love reading your stuff and sharing your stuff. I’m so happy to say that I’m kindled back up to start afresh this week!  Thank you, again, dear friends. This has been an encouraging, and sanctifying, time for me.

Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week.

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If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader our hope is that you’ll meet new bloggers that love Jesus just as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.  Read More

The Slippery Slope of Idols

I got yelled at while shopping yesterday.

My son was carrying a decorative American flag and he dropped it. He’s two years old and often loses his grip, especially when he’s pretending to use them as race flags while he screams, “Ready, Set, GO!!”

When he dropped it, I was walking with my cart and I ran over it. Before I stepped on it, I picked it up and it was then that a portly gentleman saw the whole thing and decided to speak to me before I had a chance to get fully upright.

“Don’t you teach your kids to respect that flag?! That flag means everything to this country!” He bellowed at me while shaking a finger at the “idol” I held in my hand.

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What this gentleman didn’t know is that I am very patriotic.  Read More

Sent by the Son

Jesus, in His high-priestly prayer on the night before His crucifixion, prayed for His followers, the people whom the Father had given Him out of the world. In the center of His prayer, Jesus prays the following:

I have given them [the people whom you gave me] your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.” — John 17:14-19, emphasis added

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Just as Jesus was sent by the Father into the world to manifest the Father’s name to those whom the Father gave the Son (John 17:6), so the Son has sent His people, the church, on His same mission. And just as Jesus consecrated Himself for the sake of those to whom the Father had sent Him, so also Jesus prays that the Father would sanctify His people for the sake of the mission that they have been given.  Read More

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Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week.

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If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader our hope is that you’ll meet new bloggers that love Jesus just as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.  Read More