SOAR

Here is another poem from the Shoetry collection. Enjoy!

Soar

    Surmount

Obstacles

And

Rise

Soar!
Reach higher than ever before,
Riding on wings of the Spirit;
Your time has come, to fearlessly grasp,
What God has in store for you.


Ascend!
Faster than humanly possible,
Living by the water of the Word;
Your time has come, to reach the world,
With what God has put inside you.

Upgrade!
To a better “you” in Christ,
Aiming high by the power in that Name;
Your time has come, to do exploits,
With what God will do through you

Do not give in to doubt, worry or fear
Let faith and hope arise;
Do not be move by what u see or hear,
Take God’s word and move on up,
Your time has come to RISE!

 

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Keep The Fire Burning Part 2

Keep The Fire Burning Part 2

Drama together: This simply means play together. Have fun. Memories are made of the fun things you do together, not the daily grind. Take vacations together without the kids sometimes. Go on dates. Watch movies. Have pillow fights. Have water fights. Do childlike fun things. Learn a new hobby together. Go dancing. Play a sport. You get my point. Make up your mind to do fun things with your spouse.

Dance together: Dance in this context refers to sex. See my previous write ups: Missionary Position, Doggy Style and Woman on Top. No one becomes a”sexpert” just thinking it would happen. Learn, study yourself, study your spouse. Sex should be regular and frequent.

Well, hope this helps someone.

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Happy Memorial Day

This is not going to be a really long post.
As we remember our heroes, both living and dead, let us thank God for the men and women of gallantry, who have served sacrificially, in the different wars that have been fought, won, or lost.

Regardless of our own sentiments about war, remember that soldiers seldom fight in wars or battles or theirs own making.

If you are in a war zone or if you have family in one, my prayer is for their safe return home.

Happy Memorial Day.

Keep the Fire Burning Part 1.

Marriage takes work. It is not about two people going into it to “have someone meet my needs”. Each person has to put the needs of the other first. Having said that, here are a few tips I heard from Rev Albert Femi Oduwole ( Word Ablaze Ministries International). These are things that when practiced consistently, add flavor to your marriage.
1. Date together: Date night is more important after you marry than before! Develop a culture of date night. It could be once a week, once a month( not once a year). It should be regular. No talk about bills, kids, work, home repairs. Have fun, talk about your relationship and what you can do to make it better. This should be a regular occurrence, so that you can correct things going on in your relationship before they become so bad that they look unfixable. Go to a movie, go out to dinner, go for a walk, drive around to unfamiliar place and just talk. Hang out, have fun. This is what memories are made of.
2. Discuss together: Talk, talk, talk. Talk about everything. Talk about money. Talk about no money. Talk about the children, talk about your goals, talk about your families, talk about your good days, talk about your bad days, talk about your fears, talk about your dreams, talk about your health, talk about sex, talk about ministry. You get the picture? Talk when you are happy, talk when you are not. Listen to your spouse. Discussion is not about one person dominating the conversation. If your spouse is not a big talker,you may have to ask them, “So what do you think?” Listen to the verbal and watch for the non-verbal communication.
3. Dream together: It does not cost anything to imagine. Talk about your dreams and goals and visions. Imagine a great future for yourselves. Share your common and individual dreams. Do not shoot down the dreams of your spouse or they may not open up again.

The Peaceful Wife

By my husband, Greg.

Occasionally, I have tried to take one of the Peacefulwife’s old articles and add a husband’s thoughts to them. One of the older ones that continues to be read regularly is one entitled, “Dominant Wife, Passive Husband.” This post came out of a marriage seminar we were attending at church at the time that we both really enjoyed. Just for information, although you probably already figured it out, my comments will be in blue and usually refer to the Peacefulwife’s thoughts that are above. Hope you enjoy.

Reverend Weaver taught a class called “7 Basic Needs of a Wife, 7 Basic Needs of a Husband” on Sunday nights at our church this spring. We LOVED this class! Mr. Weaver has his theology straight and explains God’s design for marriage so well.

During the class, he mentioned that in all of his years of ministry, whenever he sees a dominant…

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Praising God

The following is an excerpt from His Delight: 31 days of Praise and Worship

The   words humble and humility are very com­monly misunderstood. In religion   today, they are taken to mean a state of self-deprecation, self-degradation  and not realizing your own worth. Bible humility is not making yourself into  nothing, it is realizing that without God you cannot be everything you are meant to be.
 
Humility in Christ is recognizing that your sufficiency is not in yourself but in the   One who made you and knows everything about you. True worshippers are humble   people because to genuflect and worship something or   someone you MUST acknowledge the fact that, that thing or being is of a   higher status than you are.
 
As Christians we are also warned about   the dangers of pride. All our accomplishments, knowledge, spiri­tuality, etc are nothing before the King of your life who gave you the very breath that you take.

Affair-Proofing your Marriage Part 2

See the concluding part of this write up below: 

Harmless flirting: Flirting is not harmless. The Bible says let your yes be yes and your no be no. Do not make a habit of being flirtatious. Those veiled comments and insinuations about what may have been, if only, etc, etc, just sow seeds of trouble. Besides, you never know who is taking what comments seriously. If you do not have anything but innuendo to say to someone, you need to be quiet until you can say things that are truly uplifting. This is not to say that you cannot pay people compliments. You can tell someone their hair looks good, or their clothes are pretty without being sexual or offensive.  If you want to flirt, send your wife/husband a naughty text. They will probably appreciate it too!
 Avoid pornography: Contrary to popular (false) opinion, these do not enhance your sexual relationship with your spouse. If anything, the introduce impossible fantasies which intrude on your relationship. They bring an unreal picture in the mind of the viewer which can lead to a person seeking those things outside of marriage.  There are some so called “educational” materials that are nothing but pornography. Watch out. Do not start down a slippery slope.
Realistic expectations: Marriage is a long term relationship. Your spouse is not going to be the same everyday and he/she is going to do things that you do not like from time to time.  Do not fall into the trap of thinking that the grass is greener at the other side. It is not. If you are having issues with your spouse, an affair is not the answer. If your spouse has an affair, an affair is not the answer.”But he/she is not meeting my needs”. What are you doing to meet his/her needs? Have you had discussions with them? Note: I said discussion, not accusation.  Do not expect your spouse to be your everything. They are not your God.
Well, that concludes this piece. Please feel free with comments and suggestions. Have a great day!

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