Beauty, Christ, & Relationships

December 15, 2017

Everybody has to deal with anger from time to time. But what’s the best way to handle it? To answer that question, we must first understand how God wants us to deal with anger with these 6 verses.

You can help your children learn these same principles. Order a copy of Teaching Christ’s Children about Feeling Angry from Amazon 

Need an more in-depth study of anger?  Check out Gary Chapman's book Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion.

Until next time, remember to pray for me and know I am praying for you, 

December 14, 2017

Responding to tragedy has never been easy. Maybe it’s the terrible loss we feel. Perhaps it’s the desire to know why our losses leave us feeling alienated and alone. Was it something we did? Was it someone else’s fault? Why did God allow it to happen? These questions often go unanswered. For many of us, as we make moral inventories and dig up the layers of denial within our hearts and lives, we realize that our suffering has resulted from our own behaviors. But in Job’s case, this wasn’t necessarily true. He was a godly man with a very healthy family relationship. He was willing to honestly examine his life but could find no failures or deficiencies.

When Job lost everything:

His wealth
His family
His perfect health

The question of WHY was appropriate.

Yet, considering this Job did not sin by blaming God.

Let’s be honest, the majority of the time when tragedies plague our lives. The reactions we have are the opposite of Job. Instead of continuing to glorify God in our tragedy like Job did. We find ourselves becoming extremely frustrated, worried, angry, depressed, discouraged, and desperate. 

We even start complaining about our tragedy to anyone that will listen. 

But, we need to be reminded that right after Job lost everything he owned, he also lost his good health.

Why was this happening to such a good person like Job?

From Job’s lifestyle were told;

“There was a man named Job who lived in the land of UZ. He was blameless, a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil ( Job 1:1).”

and shown

“Every year when Job’s sons had birthdays, they invited their brothers and sisters to join them for a celebration. On these occasions, they would get together to eat and drink. When these celebrations ended and sometimes lasted several days, Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts,” This was Job’s regular practice ( Job 1:4-5).”
We can clearly see that Job loved God and desired to lead his children to do the same.

Yet, his suffering resulted from the discussion between God and Satan;

Job’s First Test.
“One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord and Satan the Accuser came with them.” Where have come from?” the Lords asked Satan. And Satan answered the Lord, “I have been going back and forth across the earth, watching everything that’s going on.” Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth, a man of complete integrity. He fears God and will have nothing to do with evil.” Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, Job fears God, but not without good reason! You have always protected him and his home property from harm. You have made him prosperous in everrythi8ng he does. Look how rich he is! But take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face! “All right, you may test him, the Lord said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t harm physically.” So, Satan left the Lord’s presence ( Job 1:6-12).”

Job’s second Test.
“One day the angels came again to present themselves before the Lord and Satan the Accuser came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. And Satan answered the Lord, “I have been going back and forth across the earth, watching everything that’s going on.” Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job?  He is the finest man in all the earth, a man of complete integrity. He fears God and will have nothing to do with evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you persuaded me to harm him without cause.” Satan replied to the Lord, “Skin to skin, he blesses you only because you bless him. A man will give up everything he has to save his life. But take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!” All right, do with him as you please,” the Lord said to Satan. “But spare his life,” So, Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with a terrible case of boils from head to foot (2:1-7).”

As we see from the story of Job, we must understand that we will face countless tragedies in our life. But, we need to understand that as our emotions are being tested, God is working within our spiritual realm; to bring us to a point of self-examination. 

God wants to expand our understanding and give us the proper perspective to continue life.
This means that our emotions cannot be attached to our possessions.

Do you ever get caught in this trap, building your sense of self-worth on your spouse, children, or on what you own, your home, cars, jobs or wealth?

If those things were taken away, how would you react?

Simply put, our self-esteem must be based on the fact that God loves us so much that he sent his son, Jesus, to die for us while we were sinners (Romans 5:8). God’s love can never be taken away from us. As a result, any person who has suffered a serious loss will never fully understand why such a catastrophe happens. A common element of suffering is a loss of perspective. No, matter how hard we try to maintain our point of view, it’s difficult to separate yesterday’s celebrations with today’s devastation. But, it’s so comforting to know that God, who loves us more than we can even imagine, will always be there when we need him. Most importantly, if we are willing to trust God and put our life in his powerful hands, a balanced restoration can take place as it did in Job’s life.

During a tragedy, will you be honest with your emotions and allow God to restore whatever you have loss?

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December 13, 2017

That he would be given the STRENGTH he needs to fulfill his mission.

Mighty God, grant my husband courage and the ability to find His strength in you. I pray he would not fear nor be dismayed and He would remember that You are always with Him. Holy Spirit, strengthen him with power his inner being. (Ephesians 3:16; 6:10, Joshua 1:6-9)

That our MARRIAGE would be strong.

Jesus, show my husband what it looks like to love me as you loved the church. Help me to love and serve him with a submissive and respectful heart. (Ephesians 5:25-33)

That he would THRIVE in his ministry and personal life.

I pray that he would be rooted and grounded in your love for him, as he ministers to others. I ask that you would provide friendships which sharpen and encourage him. (Ephesians 3:17, Proverbs 27:17)

That he would have great WISDOM as he leads.

God grant him the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation. May he always fear you, receive instruction in wisdom, and honor through humility. Provide wisdom through friends and mentors he can walk alongside. (Ephesians 1:17, Proverbs 15:33, Proverbs 13:20)

That I would always have a THANKFUL heart toward my husband.

Lord I thank you for my husband. Grant me a heart of thankfulness for him that transcends every season, so that in every moment I would not cease to give thanks for him. (Ephesians 1:16)

That he would have a FRUITFUL walk with God that overflows into his ministry.

Holy Spirit, fill every crevice of my husband’s heart with the fullness of you. Enable him to keep in step with your every move, and to crucify the desires of his flesh. Bring great fruit in his life as he obeys and depends on you. (Ephesians 3:19, Galatians 5:16-25)

That God would be his SAFEGUARD from the enemy.

God, make my husband sober-minded, watchful, and clothed with your protective armor, that he may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:11-18)

These prayers were created  by Katie Orr on April 23, 2014. I have found that Prayer is the primary tool in allowing God to fulfill your desires in his timing. All it takes is patience.

Kate Orr made a free prayer printable download, which includes a printable journal-sized sheet and bookmark. Share your favorite verse to pray on behalf of your future husband  and or husband in the comments!
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December 11, 2017

  1. Positive Affirmation- Give your partner compliments on their looks, what they do good in the relationship. Be positive.
  2. Touch-touch often, give your partner hugs often, hold their hand more. Find ways to show your partner how much you care about them.
  3. Time Together-Spend quality time with your partner doing the things you both love. Create new lasting memories.
  4. Acts of Service-Cook dinner with your partner without complaining, walk the dog, take out the trash. Do the little things for your partner that makes them happy.
  5. Gifts-remember birthdays, anniversary, leave love letters around the house.

To understand more about the 5 Love Languages click here: Understanding the Five Love Languages

December 8, 2017

When we first accept Jesus as our Saviour, we become a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 states that "Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" This means that Jesus wants you to come to him as you are in heart by bringing all of your sins, baggage, worries, and junk to him.

This verse does not give you justification to dress any way you want to. Instead, Jesus  has called you to be Royal in your external appearance:

Are you modest both in dress and in heart?


December 7, 2017

While synthetic wigs are a financially friendly alternative to human hair wigs, they do have their downsides. One huge drawback is that they tend to lose shape and style. Wigs don’t have real moisture like human hair, so they tend to be very dry. Fabric softener acts as a great conditioning agent in synthetic wigs. 

Here’s what you will need:

• a spray bottle

• fabric softener

• cold water

Take two parts liquid fabric softener and two parts water. You can use as much or as little of both as you choose, but make sure they are of equal parts. Then mix the two into a spray bottle and mix well, making sure it is an even 50/50.


REMEMBER: To always take off your synthetic wigs before bed in order to prevent the rubbing of the fibers against each other and avoid frizzled and frazzled hair. Also, place the unit in the fabric softener/water mixture. Then I wrap the unit in a towel--but DO NOT rub the towel against the synthetic hair; simply dab. Then sit the unit on a wig stand, letting the excess mixture air-dry overnight.

And here are a couple older pictures of me wearing the same synthetic wig for three months!

SIDE NOTE: Please do this over a tub or sink to avoid leaving a slippery mess on the floor.

December 6, 2017

You've seen her on television with her husband, Dr. Phil. But now it's time for a heart-to-heart conversation with Robin McGraw. In Inside My Heart, Robin speaks woman to woman, inspiring you to embrace and celebrate the many roles you play and encouraging you to make deliberate choices that lead to a richer, happier, and more meaningful life.

She shares with you the life-changing moments of her childhood years, dating and marrying Dr. Phil McGraw, raising two sons, and asserting herself as a woman in a man's world to show you that you have the power to make choices in your life. In fact, she's convinced that you must choose to go after the life you want.

With a deep and abiding faith in God, Robin McGraw shares her story so you too can make choices that reflect your own heart's truest priorities and highest goals.

Purchase the book on Amazon , I promise you will not be disappointed. This book is my go to when I need to be empowered to keep moving forward.


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