Monday, March 27, 2017

Through the Word Memory Verse Challenge March Linkup

Welcome to the Through The Word Reflection Linkup!

We are excited to read your posts about this month’s Bible memory verse challenge for I Corinthians 2:5

Linkup Rules:
  • To be considered as a featured post in next month’s challenge, the button below must be in your post. 
  • Linkup is live today, March 26th and will close on Sunday night, April 2nd
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ponder Your Path

Here is a picture of the path that I take on my daily....possibly semi-daily....hmmm...maybe bi-weekly lately because of all the rain....walk down my driveway. It is little more than a path in the eyes of most people and yet it is a path that is dear to me because it leads me home.

Proverbs 4:26

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's In His Hands

This is another post from the archives, dated May 20, 2009. What I love about reading these old posts is that it doesn't matter when they were written...the truth of God's word is the same today, yesterday, and forever. All we need to is trust it and apply it to our matter what the circumstance.

 A few weeks ago I was reading in Psalms and came across a verse that stood out to me: "He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still." Psalm 107: 29 At the time I was needing reassurance during a time of storms of various kinds in my life. But I didn't pay much attention to the verses preceding verse 29.

 Today while reading a devotional book, the author brought out some things I had missed. I had only dwelt on God's ability to CALM the storms. I had not given too much thought to the fact that sometimes God CAUSES the storms!

"For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end." 
Psalm 107: 25-27

Sometimes God uses the storms of life to make us realize that we need Him. "Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses:" (Psalm 107: 28) And THEN...."He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still." (Psalm 107: 29)

And what should our response be when God calms our storms? "Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven." (Psalm 107: 30) We should be glad!

But not glad only, but thankful. "Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!" (Psalm 107: 31) When God rescues you from a storm, praise Him for it! Praise Him in private, praise Him in public!

Praising Him today for all that He has done!

Marilyn from "Walking in Truth"

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Featured Post: 5 Ways to Prioritize Your Marriage

Today's featured post comes from Rosanna at Extraordinary Everyday Mom. Rosanna is wife to Bernd, and Mom to BJ, Nea, and Dilly. She lives in Manitoba, Canada, and her passion is to encourage and inspire us to live the extraordinary everyday life that God has called us to.

Rosanna shares this post with us: 5 Ways to Prioritize Your Marriage

Ways to prioritize Your Marriage

When my husband and I were newlyweds, we spent nearly every spare minute together. We just loved to be together all. the. time. I’m sure you weren’t any different.We both worked prior to having children and every evening was spent together doing yard work, watching t.v., going for walks, going out together and so on. It was blissful, really.

Enter children and the launch of our own businesses, spare time became a lot less. These days, I homeschool our children and stay at home with them. I also help my husband with his business ventures. My husband, Bernd, works long hours and here are many 8 plus hour days, well as late nights.

At the beginning of Bernd’s business journey, I complained A LOT.

I always had this dream of him just working a standard 40 hour week and being home EVERY night. He is home most nights, but those nights include work. That wasn’t quite my newlywed picture.