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Your Marriage Matters

 

The Garden of Eden and the Value of Marriage

Genesis 1–3 defines marriage and shows us that marriage began in the Garden of Eden, in a perfect world. What’s amazing is that when we were thrust out of the Garden under God’s judgment, he let us keep marriage. So marriage today—even an imperfect marriage—is a remnant of the Garden of Eden.

In Matthew 19, Jesus is debating with some theologians about divorce. They want to talk about divorce. He says, “Let’s go all the way back to the beginning. Let’s talk about marriage.” And he quotes Genesis 2 with regard to our marriages today in an imperfect world. So Jesus says that every biblical marriage today, though imperfect, is as sacred, divine, and amazing as the marriage of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Your marriage matters.

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Francis Drake Prayer

Sir Francis Drake has a great way of expressing himself before the Lord.

Let’s pray.

Disturb us, Lord, when

We are too well pleased with ourselves,

When our dreams have come true

Because we have dreamed too little,

When we arrived safely

Because we sailed too close to the shore. Read more of this post

Marriage Can Be Stormy: Check Your Anchors, Sails And Life Rafts

If life goes in waves, mine are rolling in faster and higher. In fact, I’m a bit seasick.

 Photo by Bill Carroll

Weren’t we just children whom someone else worried about? Then college students, totally independent except for our parents’ money? Fast forward to marriage, careers, and kids of our own to worry about.

Weddings now fill the horizon as friends of our 20-something kids begin echoing “I do’s.”

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All work that helps people is God’s work

Tim Keller speaks at Samford on the wonder of work.  (From al.com)

The Rev. Timothy Keller, bestselling author of “The Reason for God” and “Making Sense of God,” meets a lot of high-paid executives from the worlds of finance and entertainment in his New York City church.

But the people working menial jobs and the work they do are just as important, Keller told a crowd gathered to hear him in the Wright Center at Samford University on Tuesday.

“All work that helps people is God’s work,” Keller said. Read more of this post

Silence, Martin Scorsese Director

How Did I Recover?

The truth her speaks to how we as Christians overcome whether sin or failure or an ED and more!

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I’ve been sitting, staring at this blank page for about 2 hours now.

Granted, I’ve taken a few breaks to peruse Buzzfeed, watch a Korean makeup video, and get ready for bed, but let’s face it. I’ve got writer’s block.

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Which royally stinks.

So I’m going to go back to my roots here tonight. Return to why I started this blog in the first place.

Sometimes, when I think back to when I was in the throes of anorexia, it catches my breath. Thinking about all the ways I was ruled by this menacing dictator in my head: ED. Days were calculated to the minute. Choices and moments were heightened, inducing high stakes anxiety attacks. I was in the most extreme vortex of panic, all the time. About food. Exercise. Movement. Calories. Body image. Fear. Stress. Routines. Schedules. Secrecy.

I was trapped. A prisoner in my own disordered mind.

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Who is Drew Holcomb?

…in song.

33 Series-What is it?