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Secrets to Loving Your Husband

June 14, 2019
Love Your Husband

Father’s day has arrived again, and sometimes I wonder if merchants and card companies created these events so in order to promote sales.  My family already celebrates each person’s birthday, and Christmas, so another occasion seems excessive. 

However, the Bible does tell children to honor their parents.  So early in our marriage, my husband and I decided the children would remember him on Father’s Day and me on Mother’s Day. That allowed them to learn creativity and thankfulness. The idea worked well.

However, the Bible tells wives to “respect their husbands” and in Titus it commands older ladies to”…encourage the younger women to love their husbands…” If we respect our husband, we love him.

We all know men think differently. When I get upset, I want my husband to help me process my emotions rather than fix the problem. So, what’s the secret to love our husbands as God commands? I’ve asked my husband to answer that. Ray Simmons is a teaching elder at Grace Community Church. 


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Christian, do you long for More?

January 25, 2019

At times, I have longed for more, because after all, the Christian life solves your problems. Or at least that’s what we hear. Let me tell you, there’s more. I learned something about the mind, and I’ve learned things about God. That’s what we are discussing today.

Here’s a few problems I had

Let me explain. When I first married, I was worried because my sweet husband claimed to be so neat. I worried I would not be up to his standard.  Ha! He must have compared himself to someone truly messy. We bought a country-style bedroom furniture head of the bed had post that came went up high and had  big rounded balls on the head of the bed and foot. He hung his pants on them.

However, I didn’t argue with him, but I started thinking all these things about how messy and clean must be relative and he was messy. Countrified messy, and I am a bit more cultured. How interesting. Because I said very little. My mind was waging war with my feelings. Cause I loved this man a lot.

Our minds can get us into trouble. we usually think something before we do it.

And then, there’s that passage that says, “TAKING EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.”  You can get the idea that Christianity is negative.

I also saw God as someone who watched and waited for me to sin, leaving me afraid.

See what God said in Mark 7:20 – 21 “And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. So what’s the more I’m talking about?

Over time, my perspective has changed. Kim Laliberte experienced this too and she just wrote, Stepping Out: A Journey of the Soul. We will talk about getting that longing filled for more.

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Great Tips on Maintaining Your Health

January 13, 2019

We all want good health, but I hate going to the doctor.

As a child, every time my mother took me in for a check up, the doctor proclaimed my weight above average. I’m the type of person who likes to please, and I hated that news. Chubby. Plump. Yuck.

As I got older, I watched what I ate, and I discovered that I couldn’t eat if I wanted to be skinny. That made me just as uncomfortable.

I had always been one of those kids who liked to read and too much exertion made me tired. But I earned good grades in school, so that rewarded my studies. Finally, I learned about exercise. It didn’t come naturally because I hated sweating. However, over time I learned exercise could be fun and make me feel good.

Then I saw the Bible encouraged that.

While bodily training has some value, godliness is of great value in every way as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. I Timothy 4:8

Note that bodily exercise does benefit, even though godliness benefits more.

The Holy Spirit helps us with self-control. Watching what you eat and exercising several times a week takes self-control.

After the holidays, you may feel a little uncomfortable in your clothes. Those rich dessert at parties or an extra Christmas cookie at night added a few pounds. Now you want to get back in control of your weight.

Today I have Karynthia Phillips. She is a Physician’s Assistant and she can give you some ideas on being healthy and staying that way.

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Researching Your Family History

September 21, 2018
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Recently I started researching my family history, and I discovered my great great grandmother’s name was Cynthia. I’m pretty sure my parents had no idea someone in our family tree had that name. Even thought I’m not named after her, I am thrilled to find another Cynthia in the family. In the past, I have found researching history a source of encouragement.

My youngest son is disabled, and I chose to homeschool him as I had my other four children.  while learning all about his needs and working to bring him up to his highest potential it was pretty easy to get discouraged.

I became interested in a historical figure and began researching. Because of his  impeccable character I really believed he was a Christian, and I was able to document his faith. How exciting to unearth something others had passed over.

His story provided the encouragement for that super tough time, and even launched me into writing because I believe if God encourages you, Like it says in 2 cor 2, we need to give that away to others.

I tell my story to rejoice in what God has done.

He wants us to do that.

When the Lord helped the Israelites cross the Jordan, he told them to pick up a large stone for every tribe to make a memorial.

Joshua 4:6 “Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’

 (Jos. 4:6 NAS) Joshua 4:7 then you shall say to them, ‘Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.’ So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever.”

Today I have Rebecca Price Janney. She has been researching her family and unearth a really fun story too. Even to the point that she feels a little like Cinderella. Her latest book is Easton at the Crossroads.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Have abundant life in the midst of heartache?

October 17, 2014
Speaker, Bible teacher

Abundant life? Doesn’t Romans 8 say the world suffers under the curse? Yet,  Carol McLeod shares how she praised God in the midst of terrible pain. She insists that you can have the abundant life, and she explains how. Listen and learn.

Carol can be reached at http://www.justjoyministries.com/

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#HrtMtr Radio: Is it un-spiritual to care for the body?

October 10, 2014
Author of Well 2 Serve

As Christians, we spend lots of time on the unseen world. But what about our bodies? Is it un-spiritual to care for one’s own body? Dr. Ken Hemphill’s authored Well 2 Serve. His book brings facts gleaned from extensive research.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Freedom from Domestic Abuse

October 3, 2014

June Hunt, licensed counselor and founder of Hope for the Heart Ministries, shares the heartbreak of domestic abuse. One in three women will suffer domestic abuse. June shares how to get free.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Overcoming the SuperGal syndrome

October 3, 2014
Lori Hynson

Deeply insecure, Lori Hynson hid that behind her SuperGal persona and tried to run everything…until it all crashed. She tells about the guilt, anger and resentment. Listen to her story and learn to trust God with things you can’t handle.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Not Open: The Invisible Culture War

September 26, 2014
Lisa Cherry and her husband.

Are you open or not open? Lisa Cherry gives her advice on the invisible culture war we face as we raise our children. She and her husband founded Frontier Families to ensure parents have the needed tools to face the changing norms in our country. See www.frontierfamilies.org for more information.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Breaking Invisible Chains: Domestic Abuse

September 19, 2014
Jeenie and Susan

Women are the most common victim of domestic abuse and they are refuse to report what they suffer. How can a woman break these invisible chains and gain freedom? Jeenie Gordon, counselor, and Susan Osborn, writer, reach out to hurting women to offer hope. Click here to get a copy.

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