About Marie

Happily married to the same awesome guy for 48 years. Love God, reading, cats and travel. Avid crafter, especially counted cross stitch and crochet.

She Provides Food

6ypp-6gMHow To Save Time and Money With Reverse Meal Planning”.

It is a gift to our families to create a weekly plan to nurture their bodies and souls with the nutrients available to us in whole foods. It can be surprising to find that with a little planning it doesn’t need to take a lot of time or money. — Hope Ware

She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.

Proverbs 31:15

Here’s another great article from the Joyful Life Magazine. Reverse meal planning makes a lot of sense. I’m all for ways to save money on my groceries and create healthy meals, too. (Yes, I am an affiliate and recieve a small stipend when you purchase something from their store.)

Grace upon grace, and blessings on blessings to you and yours!

Marie

How to Regulate Emotions in Your Home by Being the Emotional Thermostat

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How To Regulate Emotions in Your Home by Being an Emotional Thermostat

Check out the rest of the article that this prayer came from by clicking on the title. The author (Simone Griffin), not me, does an excellent job of helping us understand our role as women in the home.  Sometimes we all need to be reminded of God’s word and plan.

O God of peace and calm, 

Lead our feet away from panic and chaos.

Help us to tame our tongues and season our speech with grace

So that we sound like You.

Help us to expand our patience and kindness

So that we serve like You.

Help our love be unconditional

Like Yours.

May the seeds we plant in obedience

Bear fruit in the lives of our loved ones.

May we recognize the potency of our words

And also see power in our silence.

Help us to remember we are first sinners

And second, sinned against.

Help us to seek to understand

More than being understood.

Help us care more about Your Word

than having the last word.

Guide us

And hide us

In Your Truth

For the rest of our days.

Amen.

Blessings and success to you and yours!

Marie

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Fruit of the Spirit

Consider these words bythe Scottish minister John Baillie:

Teach me, O God, to use all the circumstances of my life today to nurture the fruits of the Spirit rather than the fruits of sin.

Let me use disappointment as material for patience;

Let me use success as material for thankfulness;

Let me use anxiety as material for perseverance;

Let me use danger as material for courage;

Let me use criticism as material for learning;

Let me use praise as material for humility;

Let me use pleasures as material for self-control;

Let me use pain as material for endurance.

Blessings and success to you and yours!

Marie

God Loves Us

Have you ever considered that God has fallen in love with you…?

He sends you flowers every spring and snowflakes to blanket the ground in clean, white purity.

He sends you sunshine every morning and a universe of stars each night.

Whenever you want to talk, He listens carefully. He doesn’t interupt.

He chose you before time began. He gave you special gifts. He made you uniquely, you!

God didn’t promise sunshine without rain, days without pain, laughter without sorrow, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, light for the way… (Unknown author)

How He Loves Us!

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. (John 3:16 NIV)

Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense.  Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong.  Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up. Love never stops loving. It extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. It is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. Love remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 TPT

 

Waiting

It can be extrememly difficult to wait. Whether it be for an appointment, for water to heat, for a special event… Even more to wait on an answer from our LORD.

However, He WILL answer. It can be yes, no, or wait on My timing.

He WANTS to answer. We need to be good listeners. He has a variety of ways to answer. He may choose His Word, His people, the circumstances around us, during times of worship…

Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

He is listening!

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie