Sunday, December 21, 2014

Marriage Advice to my Son

As the mother of the groom, on February 2013, my son asked me to share three Bible verses at his wedding. These are the ones I shared:

Ephesians 4:26 
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry."

I said, "It happens. Sometimes we do go to bed angry with our spouse, but we can still pray when we're angry. We can ask God to soften our hearts. When I do this, God reveals to me that I also need to ask for forgiveness for what I said and other times as soon as I finished praying, my husband came to say he was sorry."

James 1:19
"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." 

I said, "This one is self-explanatory! My husband and I have been married for 33 years and we would've avoided many arguments if we had been quick to listen and slow to speak. So we're still practicing this one!"

My last verse was my favorite...

John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

I said, "This life is temporary. Marriage is until death do us apart, but the love of God is FOREVER. God's love is ETERNAL!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014


High blood pressure and anxiety? Why? I'm a happy and content person who trusts God, so what's going on? First, I thought I wasn't trusting God as I should with my life. After slowing down and cutting down on daily fun activities, yes, fun activities, I was able to notice what my body and mind needed--rest!

Even Jesus told his disciples to come away with Him to a quiet place and rest (Mark 6:31). Please take time to relax and meditate on God. Let Him quiet you with His love. Zephaniah 3:17 says, "For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” - New Living Transalation 

May you have a quiet and restful Christmas season and may the Lord give you a healthy body and mind on 2015. 

Draw closer to Him and be blessed!!!