Increasingly, we are lonely and isolated, a bit like gerbils running endlessly on a revolving wheel. What are we doing to ourselves and the generations to come? I am so sad for our children!…
The need to ask for forgiveness is one of the most ubiquitous of human experiences.
Ruth Bell Graham was right when she said, “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” Indeed, it’s essential if you are going to enjoy a truly fulfilling marriage. There’s no other relationship I know where the need to forgive presents itself more often.
I have thought and prayed about sharing this powerful Victor Marx video on Deep Roots At Home. I believe it helps us know better how to pray for the hurting youth of today and affirms in a mighty way that Jesus Christ is the only way to true healing, forgiveness, and restoration even in those with the most difficult of pasts.
Tender hearts might feel uncomfortable with the first 2 minutes. You be the judge….
In the summer of 1941, Ruth McCue Bell, a 21-year-old college graduate with a razor-sharp mind, made a decision that today might seem, as they say in her adopted state of North Carolina, somewhat peculiar.
She planned to become a missionary in China, where she had spent her childhood. Then her good-looking preacher boyfriend asked her to marry him. “Woman was created to be a wife and mother,” he told her.
“Not I”, she responded….
Dear married friend, “Are you still romancing your husband?”
Do you remember before you married how you desired to be the best you could be for you man? I spent time and large amounts of effort romancing him. I took time to have shiny and bouncy hair, worried about my complexion, my eyebrows, my teeth and breath, and wanted to show him how special he was in every way. I saw to the tiniest details of my wardrobe and the meals I made whenever he came to visit.
Young Girl Holding a Doll by Fritz Zuber Buhler
Beloved, have you grown up with dreams of being a wife and mother someday? Has this vision become so heavy on your mind that it has caused you to become disillusioned and discontented with your life right now?