In the Soil of a Thankful Heart

My Grandmother Rose was known all around our community for how she responded to the simple question: "How are you doing?" Her classic response always was: “I’m thankful.” In times of sorrow and in times of joy, “I’m thankful.” In times of abundance and in times of scarcity, “I’m thankful.” My Grandmother spoke in the … Continue reading In the Soil of a Thankful Heart

How Singing God’s Praise Changes Us

Have you ever wondered why singing is such a prominent feature in corporate worship? Singing serves as a way to bless and thank our God for who He is and for all that He has done to love and rescue us. Singing our Lord’s praise is a primary way that we enthrone Him in our … Continue reading How Singing God’s Praise Changes Us

Cultivating a Healthy Marriage: Clothed with Love

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony” (Colossians 3:14). Love is that piece of clothing in your spiritual wardrobe that will hold your entire marriage relationship together. It serves sort of like a safety belt for your marriage and also every other relationship. God's Design for Passages Like … Continue reading Cultivating a Healthy Marriage: Clothed with Love

Cultivating a Healthy Marriage – Clothed with Kindness

Colossians 3:12-17 declares that our Lord has given us a wardrobe to wear that will enable us to fulfill the vows that we make to the Lord and to each other on our wedding day. All of us are naturally inclined to go to the wardrobe of the FLESH. This wardrobe produces in us and in our relationships such destructive … Continue reading Cultivating a Healthy Marriage – Clothed with Kindness

Cultivating a Healthy Marriage – Clothed with Humility

During your early years of marriage, you will discover that developing a good marriage is a lot like cultivating a garden (recall Tim Keller’s talk on “Cultivating a Healthy Marriage"). A garden takes a lot of work and it costs more than you figured, it is messier than you anticipated, and it requires greater determination … Continue reading Cultivating a Healthy Marriage – Clothed with Humility

Putting on the Kindness of Christ in Marriage

I think the ultimate act of kindness from Christ in the gospel narrative is when he prays for those who are his executioners. "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." In marriage, kindness not only involves a willingness to forgive but also an overall readiness to enhance the life of your spouse because … Continue reading Putting on the Kindness of Christ in Marriage