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Marriage Rights (5)

‘Live joyfully with the wife whom you love…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV You say, ‘My mate is a terrible housekeeper. What can I do?’ Although keeping house is historically seen as a woman’s responsibility, today roles have changed. Financial necessity may dictate that you both work outside the home. In many instances the husband helps run …Read More

Marriage Rights (4)

‘Live joyfully with the wife whom you love…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV When your husband loses his job and you find yourself suddenly going through a season of financial uncertainty, here are three things you need to keep in mind. First, remember it’s just a season. The important thing is to guard your attitude while you’re …Read More

Marriage Rights (3)

‘Live joyfully with the wife whom you love…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV After the death of the child David fathered with Bathsheba, we read, ‘Then David got up…washed himself…changed his clothes…went to the Tabernacle and worshipped the Lord. After that, he returned to the palace and…ate. His advisers were amazed. ?We don’t understand you,? they told …Read More

Marriage Rights (2)

‘Live joyfully with the wife whom you love…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV In discussing marriage on his TV sitcom, Jerry Seinfeld tells his friend why he’s not married: ‘No healthy person would want the neglect I have to offer.’ Let’s face it, even the best marriages are made up of two imperfect people who sometimes neglect …Read More

Marriage Rights (1)

‘Live joyfully with the wife whom you love…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV Sonja Ely writes, ‘I was watching my five-year-old granddaughter play with her toys. At one point she staged a wedding, first playing the role of the mother who assigned specific duties, then suddenly becoming the bride with her ‘teddy bear’ groom. She picked him …Read More

Keep the Torch Burning!

‘…The race is not to the swift…’ Ecclesiastes 9:11 NKJV In ancient Greek marathons a torch was handed to each runner at the starting line. To win, they had to cross the finishing line with their torch still burning. What a picture! ‘…For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required…’ …Read More

Strive for Integrity, Not Popularity

‘Honesty guides good people…’ Proverbs 11:3 NLT Joseph refused the advances of Potiphar’s wife, not because he thought he couldn’t get away with it, but because he knew he couldn’t live with himself if he accepted them. Ted Engstrom writes, ‘The world needs people who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put …Read More

Performance?Based or Grace?Based?

‘…Those…hired last…you paid…the same as…us.’ Matthew 20:12 NCV In Christ’s parable five different groups of workers are hired. The first group complained when those who worked only the last hour got paid the same wages as those who worked all day. They are typical of performance-based Christians. They think that because they avoid certain sins, …Read More

Pace Yourself (2)

‘Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me…’ Matthew 11:29 NKJV Galileo said, ‘I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect, has intended us to forego their use.’ When Jesus says, ‘…My yoke is easy and My burden is light’ (Matthew 11:30 …Read More

Pace Yourself (1)

‘Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me…’ Matthew 11:29 NKJV Too many of us are like the man who said, ‘When I rest, I rust.’ Here’s a newsflash?there will always be something else to do! If you’re constantly driven by ‘what needs to be done’, you’ll burn out and fail to do what …Read More

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