Reflections on The Holy Land

This will be my first “official” series on this blog.  I didn’t plan this in advance, but my husband and I participated in a Holy Land tour last month and I’ll be sharing my reflections of that experience over the course of the next few weeks. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. For those who participate in Lent, you know that the season began on Wednesday, March 1st.

I’m not going to promise any certain frequency because my schedule is EXTREMELY BUSY (That’s an understatement), but I am drafting posts more regularly and journaling more often, so the content is coming! (To God be the Glory).  Please keep me in your prayers and thank you for your patience with me during the more silent periods.

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Book Review: Let God’s Word Empower Your Prayers

I’ve already shared this about myself, but I am one of those people that will pray about EVERYTHING. From the major things to the minor things, there is NOT ONE THING that I won’t pray about. This probably dates back to my early days kid in Children’s Church.  I so clearly recall being completely convinced that if it mattered to me, it mattered to God.

Moreover, I learned at an early age that there is POWER in praying God’s Word back to Him. My mom taught me that. When you take the time to learn what God’s Word says about your particular issue or concern, you get to know God’s heart.

Even more than knowing His heart and what His Word says, you end up developing a RELATIONSHIP with Him. God is not Man that He should lie— in fact HE is FAITHFUL to perform what He has promised.

One of the habits I adopted during my teens was to become extra diligent about learning scriptures that applied to things I was praying for. This habit continues now that I am an adult.

I have long been a fan of Stormie Omartian’s books and was so excited to see another text with her prayers and insights. This is a great resource to have in your library if you are interested in growing your prayer life or if you are already an avid prayer warrior because we all have those days when we simply don’t know what to pray. At those times, it is so essentially important to remember to pray the scriptures and allow God’s Word to empower our prayers!

More Marriage Meditations

We attended a holiday party this week when another young couple asked us how we were enjoying married life after two years and when I responded, “I LOVE IT!” The couple said, “You’ve got to be kidding, most married couples hate each other after the second year.”

That made me really sad, but prayerful and thankful that Brandon does most of the things listed in this article without me ever having to ask. We’re definitely NOT perfect, but my prayer before getting married was that our relationship would be an example to this generation. Marriages CAN and DO work when God is in the midst and you’re REALLY committed to one another and the PROCESS.

YES, marriage is a PROCESS!

I think this generation has been disillusioned into believing that the best couples never disagree or butt heads or argue or feel disappointed by their spouse. Those things DO happen, but it’s in the OVERCOMING of those challenges/issues that we learn grace and forgiveness.  In a weird way, those negative events can strengthen your relationship IF you let them. Just my experience/thoughts and observations from couples with 25 and 50 years in the game!  #marriagematters #morningmeditations #TeamBHenry #thankful #happywife

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (NIV)

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