Archive | August 2016

The Root of all Evil ?

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A consistently misunderstood verse.  People take the verse to mean money is evil or bad, and that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Anyone who believes that hasn’t studied their bible.  The correct verse 1 Timothy 6:10, says “the love of money is the root of all evil”, not money itself, but the love of it.  For example, you love money so much that you would kill for it, steal for it, or sin against God for it. Proverbs 17:16,  “For what good is money in the hands of a fool.”  Money is a blessing in the right hands. Are you sowing into someone else’s life today?  Sowing does not necessarily mean money, you can sow time, kindness, good deeds.  However in this post the topic is money and we are called to be channels so that blessings might flow through us so that we can bless others.

I love to bless other people.  In every household there are questions, they are called bills.  And they are all asking the question how, when?  The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 10:19, “money answers all things”.  It’s what allows you to have a life.  Genesis 8:22,  “As long as the earth remains there will always be seed, time and harvest.”  So what does the bible say about money?

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7 Bible verses that tells us God wants us to Prosper

•  3 John 1:2, “Beloved I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.”

•  Ecclesiastes 7:2, “Money is a defense.”

•  Malachi 3:10, “Bring the tithe into the store house that there might be meat.”

•  Deuteronomy 8:18, “Ye shall remember the Lord your God for it is he that gives you the power to get wealth.”

•  Proverbs, “wealth by vanity is diminished, but he that gather by labor increase”

•  Philippians 4:19,  “My God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory.”

•  Psalms 115:14,  “May the Lord give you increase more and more.”

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SCW Special Birthday wish for Pamela Newman 1956-2005, All Our Love to you.

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Building Strong families In Christ

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Real Christians are citizens of heaven living in a hostile world, Philippians 3:20, John 15:18.  It is a blessing to be able to return home for those who love Christ.  The home is where we find spiritual agreement and purpose.  Here is where we build Christian character and teach sound doctrine within the privacy of the family unit.  The “old school” word for this is, “home training”.  Since I was raised by three generations growing up, my grandparents, great grandparents, and my mom, I had a lot of that.  I feel as if there’s not enough of that today.  So many parents wanting to be their kids friends in an effort to be “cool”.  I’m already cool!  I’m also a parent and my job is to guide, teach, and nurture.

Home is where love begins, kindness is shown and loyalty instilled.  Our children should not be often absent from home because they’re at this person,  or that person’s house. They should be taught to spend their spare time at home.  We need to remember be it ever so humble there’s no place like home.  The family is the basic social unit around which everything in society revolves.  If you destroy the family you will destroy civilization.  A strong wholesome family is the strength of society and our lives.

What are some strength of a healthy family?

•  Be committed to a wholesome spiritual life for yourself.  You can not lead people where you have never been yourself.

•  Be committed to the family social unit.  With our ever increasing busy schedules it’s easy to lose focus on spending quality time with our families and children.  It’s important to remember that although our kids are nearing adulthood they still need parental involvement.

•  Strengthen parent – teen relationship through activity.  For instance when your out shopping with them, or doing other activities, that’s a great time to talk with them.

•  Use good communication skills within the family to avoid overlooking the desires of each other. Be considerate.

•  Express appreciation for each family member.  Understand that Christian families are not perfect.  Fight for peace in your home.

•  Pray for your family.  We must pray for our families according to the will of God.  We must pray that our loved ones find and stay in the will of God.  Prayer is extremely vital for survival.  Pray also for guidance, direction, peace, and safety.

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Spiritual Awakening

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12 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

 An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make things happen

•  Frequent attacks of genuine smiling ,evidence of a happy soul.

•  Feelings of being connected with others and nature.

•  An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

•  A loss of ability to worry.

•  A loss of interest in conflict.

•  A loss of interest in judging others.

•  A loss of interest in judging self

•  Gaining the ability to love without expecting anything

•  Continuous praise and worship to the Lord

 Being a prisoner of hope.

•  Living your purpose.

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Affirmations

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30 Ways to Love your Husband

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  1. Respect him, and show respect towards him.
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  2. Listen to him.  Give him your undivided attention.
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  3. Encourage him.  Give him a positive thought to meditate on.
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  4. Make Love to him.  Keep him satisfied.
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  5. Make his favorite meal or dessert.
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  6. Offer to do something you know he enjoys.
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  7. Send him a romantic email or text.
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  8. Say something positive about him when you’re with others.
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  9. Thank him for being supportive.
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  10. Comment on some of the good decisions he’s made.
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  11. Point out to him the things that make him unique.
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  12. Take time to greet him when he arrives and see him off when he leaves.
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  13. Be happy and content.  More than anything else your attitude will go a long way in setting his.
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  14. Cut arguments short by letting go of your need to be right.  Wait until you both cool down and communicate your thoughts through kindness and patience.
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  15. Have fun with him.  Relax and let yourself laugh.
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  16. Ask him if there’s anything he’d like you to pray for.
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  17. Wear an outfit he likes on you.
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  18. Organize his space for him.  A sock drawer, closet, office desk.
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  19. Give him a hug when you pass by his way.
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  20. Hold his hand when you fall asleep.
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  21. Take his hand when you’re walking or driving.
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  22. Give him direct eye contact when you talk to him.
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  23. Let him know you respect his leadership.
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  24. Let him know that you like the way he handled a certain situation.
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  25. Tell him the ways in which you’ve learned from him.
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  26. If there is a tool or electronic he’s been wanting to buy, surprise him with it.
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  27. Do something with him that he likes to do but you may not be particularly interested in.
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  28. Ask him if he’d like anything when you make a trip to the kitchen.
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  29. When you’re out shopping for yourself, pick up a little treat for him.
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  30. Admire him with your eyes.

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Christian Dating Principles – Waiting on the man God has for You

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Some days it’s a lot harder to be patient and wait for the person God would have you be with.  We bring our concerns to the Lord again and again and we grow tired of waiting.  Often our desire wants to take control, do the best we can to speed the situation along.  God hears our prayers and knows what we need, when we need it.  And if it is His will He will answer your prayer in His timing.

As we know God’s timing doesn’t often coincide with ours.  You’re not alone in waiting.  Waiting is a common practice for all of us.  Patience is a discipline.  Hebrews 12:11, “No discipline seems joyous for the present but later on yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness”  (I love that one).


5 Ways to Prepare yourself for the man of God

  • Be a woman that has an established relationship with God first.
  • Be a well-rounded partner, someone interesting, radiating positive energy that makes men want to get to know you.
  • Ask God to give you the strength to wait patiently and trust Him.
  • Be open to accepting the man of God when he comes.
  • Be someone he is proud of intellectually, physically, and emotionally, take care of your health and appearance.

  • Isaiah 40:31, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall walk and not be weary, they shall run and not faint.”

 

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