This thought-provoking poem explains that marriage is a miracle of God!
I wrote this poem for a CCBC Valentine Banquet in 2009. Since that time, it has been used in weddings and marriage counseling.
May God use it to encourage your heart today!
The Miracle of Marriage
What makes marriage special? So many ask today.
Is it lace and garland on the wedding day?
Is it friends and family who gather to enjoy
All the fancy gaiety the day seems to employ?
Is it cake and punch prepared by careful hands?
Is it gourmet lunch the regal day demands?
Is it gay attire donned by all who go,
Or a special smile shared with one you know?
In a world where people have forgotten how to treat one another, this list will save you a lot of grief. Check it out.
Matthew 18:15-17 “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”
Matthew 5:23-24 “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;  Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”
We live in a day where accusation and innuendo have tremendous power. No longer are you innocent until proven guilty. It seems that most people today believe you are guilty until proven innocent. That sentiment plays strongly into satan’s role as the “accuser of the brethren.”
Furthermore, good people can get upset with one another over misunderstandings that are not handled (more…)
Summer is here! Christian Camps, Conferences, Revivals, and Trips are in full swing. For countless people, these activities have been a proven way to make great memories and life-changing decisions. Follow these simple tips for a great time you will remember for the rest of your life.
Bring a good time with you. “Bored” is a state of mind. You won’t have access to your usual distractions (TV, phone, game system, etc.). Plan to enjoy nature and the company of others at camp. (more…)
Father. Dad. Daddy. Any man that has heard these words from the mouth of a child is blessed. These three truths remind us of the glory of fatherhood.
Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.”
God shares His name with fathers.
God revealed Himself to be our Heavenly Father. He gives life. He watches over and cares for His children. He desires a close and personal relationship with each of them.
Matthew 6:1 “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.”
Matthew 6:4 “That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.”
Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
Matthew 6:9 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”
I love being a father. I never tire of hearing my children call me Dad. What a privilege that God shares this lofty title with earthly fathers! (more…)