6 Qualities in a Good Man

By on Mar 7, 2017 |

A topic that many women are interested in is how to find a man worthy of being a lifelong mate.  My expertise on this subject comes from 31 years of marriage. We were 21 when we met in college and we dated for 5 years while he finished his education.  Prior to meeting him, I dated a few guys here and there for short periods of time.  They were perfectly nice guys, just not the right match for me.  Also, over the years, I have observed the marriages of others.  I have seen the characteristics of the marriages that have longevity.  I have also observed the characteristics of those that eventually came to an end. Take the time to read the entirety of Ephesians 5:22-33.  I will share three verses from that for today’s purposes. Ephesians 5:22-23 – Wives submit to your husbands as you do to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,...

Giving Our Kids Back to God

By on Mar 1, 2017 | 6 comments

 When my husband and I had our first baby we were over the moon.  We thought that we would have this little person who would become a mini-me version of us.  We would teach him everything.  Little did we know that children are born with very specific personalities.  We think that we are going to change them but they change us. All four of our children are as different as they can be. The story of Mary and Joseph (Luke 1:26-56) and   (Matthew 1:18-24) is one that we are all familiar with.  An angel appeared to Mary and told her that God was going to give her a child and his name would be Jesus.  Mary was afraid because she was engaged to Joseph and this was going to be hard to explain.  Mary couldn’t understand why God would choose her to give birth to the Savior.  She was just an ordinary girl.  Joseph was a simple carpenter.  He didn’t think he was anything special yet God...