All in Gospel Saturated Marriage

Are You Hiding?

Are you hiding today? We hide for many reasons. In terms of our sins- we hide because we do not believe God will forgive us. We do not understand who God is! As Christians, in terms of our marriage- we hide because we do not trust the spirit of God inside our spouse. We do not believe the vows spoken for “better or worse” and think we must live in a facade of “better.” Keep reading, friends!

Thank you, Lord!

That song was a perfect prelude to my parent's testimony about their own trials and pursuit of Jesus.  At the time I sang this sweet song, I had not yet walked through any great trials – I was a child.  But the words of that song became buried deep in my heart where they would help prepare me for my own journey.  These words are echoed from Romans 3: 3-5:  "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." 

Precious Lil' Idols

It was Christmas Eve 2013.  I was busy in the kitchen chopping the salad, mixing fondue seasonings and fretting over each detail of our traditional fondue meal when my daughter, Maddy, called me into the living room.  She had a surprise gift for me.  I saw the size of the package and immediately knew what it was – telescoping fondue forks.  I had seen them at the store the previous week.  Sweet, but not tradition.  I considered that Jody, her dad and keeper of all traditions, would not be happy with the change.  Nevertheless, I put on my brave face and opened the gift.  But as soon as I began to unwrap it, I realized that I was wrong.  This was not trendy fondue forks.  Instead, I found a picture of a POSITIVE pregnancy test! 

A little more... Holy Moly!

Sex is God's idea.  He put the desire for sex into our hearts, into our minds and into our bodies.  God's plan is beautiful and without sin.  Man, however, changed God’s plan in the garden when Adam and Eve first desired to be equal to God, sinned and realized that they were naked.  From that point, the perverseness of this first sin continued, and still continues to grow.