Summer Break

I am taking a summer break; between my husband's health issues and having our 5 year-old home with me 24/7, my church responsibilities and, and, and, and ... I am just feeling over-whelmed and my walk with God and my family are suffering because of it, I am pretty sure the stress of it all mounting on my shoulders is part of why I am not sleeping.
I already have ideas for fall, one of which is completely starting over, maybe trying to get a domain name, I don't know. I do plan on writing when possible throughout the summer so I'll things to post when I pick it back up.
I apologize to those of you waiting for the remainder of the fruits of the Spirit, I do promise I will get them finished, but it is going to be a few months.
I thank those of you who faithfully read my blog, reading your comments often make me cry tears of joy, and makes me feel cared for. God bless each of you.
Have a wonderful summer, keep your eyes on Christ, and enjoy your family.
I love you all -
Jenn

Fruit of the Spirit, Peace

Fruit of the Spirit, Joy

The Bible sums up Christian behavior in Galatians 5 for us, giving us 9 fruits displayed by the Holy Spirit dwelling inside us, that are displayed in us when we yield ourselves to Him. The third fruit of the Spirit is peace.

How to Strive to Have a Godly Marriage - Oneness

Oneness
When we got married God no longer saw us as two people, but one; the union of marrige goes so much deeper than taking on your husbands last name, it is spiritual, marriage was ordained by God.
After God created Adam He said it was not good that the man should strive alone, thus He created woman, from man, to be mans helpmeet. But God knew we could not live a life-long relationship together without union and oneness. He created the perfect union and relationship when He created the marriage covenant.
Marriage oneness brings blessings -
*blessings of companionship - Malachi 2:14 "Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant"
*blessings of encouragement - you should be your spouses number one encourager with daily praises
*blessings of intimacy
*blessings of protection - you should warn your spouse/each other of problems with the kids, or in the house, or sin, jobs, ect. And heed each others warnings
*blessings of caring for each other
*blessings of loving one another
*blessings of communication
*blessings of answered prayer

How to Strive to Have a Godly Marriage - Pride, what does it do?

Pride, What Does it Do?
Pride ruins marriages and causes divorces.
II Samuel 22:28 - And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
Proverbs 6:17 - A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood
Proverbs 8:12 - I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Proverbs 15:25 - The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
Proverbs 16:5 - Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

Graduation time!


New stage and new phase in life for us. Our only son, and youngest biological child, graduated high school Friday May 26!
I am so very proud of him, he worked super hard, taking 10 classes this year so he could graduate this year, and he did it! I knew he could, he can do anything he sets his mind to.
Now, for a little break, then off to the USMC. Oh,  how I long for my little boy, his sweet smile and innocence. God has blessed me with a wonderful son, always helpful to his family, friends and total strangers; he loves God,  his family and his country, he will be an awesome Marine. I am so thankful he was given to me to love and care for, I am so thankful to be his mother.

 
Our son, getting ready to walk out the door to go to his graduation ceremony.
 
With his best friend Joshua {on the left}, he too will be enlisting in the USMC,  and his good buddy Allen, who is already enlisted in the USMC, he graduated with my son
 
He loves his horse head!
 
With his sister, our youngest daughter, leaving to go to his graduation.
 
My husband with our daughter, and me with our daughter and our youngest grandbaby, Ezekiel, he is 5 months old!
 
I love this boy!