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Matrimony

We exhort you, who are a husband, to love your wife, even as you love yourself. Give honor to her as the more delicate vessel; respect the delicacy of her frame and the delicacy of her mind. Continue through life the same attention, the same manly tenderness which in youth gained her affections. Reflect that, though her bodily charms are decayed as she is advanced in age, yet that her mental charms are increased, and that, though novelty is worn off, yet that habit and a thousand acts of kindness have strengthened your mutual friendship. Devote yourself to her, and , after the hours of business, let the pleasures which you most highly prize be found in her society. We exhort you, who are a wife, to be gentle and condescending to your husband. Let the influence which you possess over him arise from the mildness of your manners and the discretion of your conduct. Whilst you are careful to adorn your person with neat and clean apparel--for no woman can long preserve affection if she is ne…

The Conjugal Relation

We cannot look upon marriage in the light in which many seem to regard it--merely as a convenient arrangement in society. To persons of benevolence, intelligence, and refinement, it must be something more--the source of the greatest possible happiness or of the most abject misery-- no half-way felicity. You have not had the folly to discard common sense. You have endeavored to study charitably and carefully the peculiarities of each other's habits, dispositions, and principles, and to anticipate somewhat the inconveniences to which they may lead. And as you are determined to outdo each other in making personal sacrifices, and to live by the spirit of the Savior, you have laid a foundation for happiness , which it is not likely will be shaken by the joys or sorrows, the prosperity or adversity, the riches or poverty, or by the frowns or flattery, of the world. If there is a place on earth to which vice has no entrance--where the gloomy passions have no empire--where pleasure and in…

God's song to His child

My Child has my eyes My child has my face My child has my heart My child can't be replaced You are my child I hold you close You are safe In my embrace No cause for harm You're in my arms You are my child I love you so No need to fear I hold you tight You are my child Every thing's alright I look in your eyes I kiss your face The joy you bring Can't be erased You are my child I love you so You are my child I will never let you go Tammy Greenwell Behold what manner of love The Father has bestowed upon us That we should be called the sons and daughters of God (1John 3:1a)

Remember These Words

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Mt. 24:27. One does well if he remembers these words of Christ for he will not be lead astray by the false christs and the false prophets, who will no doubt show great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Be as the wise Berean and search the scriptures for your self so that you will know the truth. Don't lean only upon the teachings of man and what a so-called wise teacher might have to say. Learn for yourself, study the Word of God for your own good so that you will be prepared and know how to answer the one who has a question about the end time and the return of Christ Jesus. Be not mocked such as the ones who claim to be prophets and speak of the end of the world, the judgment of God and the day of Christ return. They call themselves ministers of the Word but yet they know not the Word. They are the ones …

Quench your thirst

Oh how I love the Word of God, for I draw all that I need from God's Word and am filled. When I drink in the Word of God it always quenches my thirsting soul. When in doubt I draw faith from His Word, when in sorrow I draw joy, when in suffering I draw hope, when in fear I draw peace, when in sickness I draw healing. What is the water you need today? The Word of God says to draw from the wells of salvation joy for this day. God faithfully carries us day by day giving unto us His love, grace and tender mercies. He is always faithful and never slumbers. His ears are open to our prayers and He is faithful to answer. Even in our mistakes God is still faithful. He always stands arms wide open saying come. He is always there, close by with a smile on His face, watching over us, leading us, guiding us along our journey. He is our Heavenly Daddy that will never leave us or forsake us. Though suffering may come we will see His glory and He will share His glory with His own. He performs mi…

HOPE!

Hope: It whispers liberty to the slave, freedom to the captive, health to the sick, home to the wandering, friends to the forsaken, peace to the troubled, supplies to the needy, bread to the hungry, strength to the weak, rest to the weary, life to the dying. It has sunshine in its eye, encouragement on its tongue, and inspiration in its hand. Eternal Hope! Hope gilds the future. Hope cheers and rouses the soul. The man who carries the lantern in a dark night can have friends all around him, walking safely by the help of its rays, and not be defrauded. So he who has the God-given light of hope in his breast can help on many others in this worlds darkness, not to his own loss, but to their precious gain. Hope is an anchor to the soul, both sure and steadfast, that will steady our frail back, while sailing over the ocean of life, and that will enable us to out ride the storms of time-a hope that reaches from earth to heaven. This hope is based on faith in the immaculate redeemer, and keeps…

Who do you say that I am?

I have been on a mission learning to see people through the eyes of Jesus. Through prayer and study of God's Word as well as some research on different personality types God has help to unfold some very interesting personality profiles (I might add that there is a lot out there that needs a spiritual filter as to sift through the garbage though). The Lord has shown me that for the true "Christians" the real person/personality will be who that person is in Christ and who He created them to be. For example let's take a look at the person of Peter. Peter comes across as a boisterous prideful man who is so brave and strong and willing to fight no matter the cost. He's a big talker, and the first to say "let me take care of that, I can handle it." I'm sure Peter's personality was very annoying to some back in the day and that many looked at him as an obnoxious character. But just as there were Peter's then, there are Peter personalities today. B…

Have you received the Holy Ghost since you have believed?

Jesus breathed upon His disciples and said "receive ye the Holy Ghost" (Jn 20:21-23) herein they were given the power to remit and retain sins. The breath of God which is Jesus Christ the Word made flesh breathed "on" His disciples and sent them forth in the power of the Holy Ghost. On the day of Pentecost the Breath of God (Acts 1:5,8, Acts 2:1-39) came into the room as a sound of a mighty rushing wind and there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire and sat upon each of them and they were all "filled" with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. They were all "filled" with the "Word of God" and went forth in the power of the Holy Ghost and spoke in different languages so that all would hear the saving Word of God (Jesus and Him crucified, resurrected and coming again)! It was also at this point that Peter said to them: Repent and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ fo…

The Birth of a Warrior

The storm is violent, the sea is raging The boat is tossed and darkness engaging But there's hope in the distance, a Light he does see Penetrating the night causing the darkness to flee Clothed in his battle gear, Shield in his hand With the Sword of the Spirit he takes a stand He sets his course and aims straight for the Light Though the wind is blowing he won't give up this fight JESUS! he proclaims standing strong and tall He's my Savior my King I will not fall The shield of faith guards him round about Quenching and deflecting every mindful doubt With the sword of the Spirit he does proclaim "That I'm more than a conqueror in Jesus name" Salvation is his, he knows in his heart That the winds must cease and the darkness depart The Truth is known and now he does see That the Light of Jesus has set him free Though the boat is battered And ripped and torn Under his mantle A WARRIOR IS BORN!! Tamela Greenwell

The Great Romance

If you read the Song of Solomon you will find the most Intimate Expressions of love in it's purest form. Our almighty God is the Author and Creator of these passionate affections. We all know the world's definition of love, for we see it everywhere. How sad it is that the world has defiled and perverted such a beautiful thing created by God by plastering the televisions, theaters, magazines and books with such a shallow idea of what they consider to be love.

There are many people looking for love but in all the wrong places. Sadly, they will continue to remain empty until they look to the Author and Creator of Love (their Great King and Shepherd). Only Christ can fill this void in all of mankind's heart. Oh! to know the love of Jesus that far surpasses all of our shallow understanding. Christ's desire is to flood our beings and fill us to saturation and overflowing with His great love. Listen to some of the Intimate Expressions of the Shepherd's great love for Hi…

A Prison of Harsh Words

Harsh words may come from another man's tongue
How will you respond what must be done
Do you believe the lie and let it have it's way
Or do you believe the truth and listen to what God has to say
Don't live your life inside a prison of harsh words
Be rescued from the lies that you have heard Choose the Truth and you will see
That this cage of harsh words was only to deceive

Tamela Greenwell

The Cry of the Humble

The cry of the humble God will open His ear
It's a call for His mercy and He will draw near
The cry of the humble is a heart that overflows
With thanksgiving and praise for the love He bestows
He realizes his need for a Lord and a Savior
And for that God will pour out His unmerited favor
His heart is not proud rebellious or cold
Before God's throne he has come ever so bold
For this is great strength It's humility God sees
For it denies self and falls on its knees
The cry of the humble is true repentance
Death will not hold him it won't be his sentence
The Truth he does see God's Son he believes
For who the Son sets free is free indeed
"Go and sin no more" Jesus does say
"Draw from the wells of salvation Joy for this day"
Remove the veil from off of your face
Let God's splendor shine forth His glory embrace
The cry of the humble God will hear
For it is a heart that is crying "I long to draw near
To my God my Creator my Lord and my King
Jesus my Savior withou…

Are you wearing your wedding garment?

To know to do the right and yet make a choice to do wrong is rebellion. The Word of God is very clear in what is right and what is wrong, yet so many times we as a rebellious people will still choose wrong instead of right, thus choosing death instead of life. God gives us an example in His Word of a rebellious attitude.
Mt. 22:11-14 (Amp.) But when the king came in to view the guests, he looked intently at a man there who had on no wedding garment. And he said, Friend, how did you come in here without putting on the [appropriate] wedding garment? And he was speechless (muzzled, gagged). Then the king said to the attendants, Tie him hand and foot, and throw him into the darkness outside; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. For many are called (invited and summoned), but few are chosen.
This man knew that in order for him to come to the wedding feast he was required to honor the the king by wearing the appropriate wedding garments.
This parable use to bother me until the Lord …

4 Things To Know And Do That Will Totally Transform Your Life

1) Have Faith and Confess:

If you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved. (Romans 10:9 amp.).

2)Receive the Gift of God:
For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He (even) gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life (John 3:16 amp.).
For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 amp.).
For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgement and made partakers of Christ's salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God (Ephesian…

Becoming Calm And Submissive Goes For Humans Also

Picture of our daughter Jaci and Jack
Our puppy Jack anticipates his play times through out the day. In the mornings when I rise, he knows that soon he will get to play with his football, but every morning before our play my husband and I have coffee together before he goes off to work. Jack does not like my coffee time with hubby, he  whines and is very impatient. He will climb on my leg, look up at me and then eye the place where he knows we keep his football. If I get up and move around he is right at my heels impatiently whining. I spoke to him the other morning and said, "Jack you know how all this works, that when you become calm and submissive then I will play with you but until then you are going to have to wait and be patient." Yes.. I do talk to my dog that way but I'm not sure if he really understands me, it seems like he does sometimes, and when that happens it's pretty amazing! It usually isn't very long that if I continue with my business and ignor…

I See Love

What do you see when you hear or read about Jesus and His death on the cross? Many do not understand the love portrayed on the cross, they only see violence and absurdity. They hold a disdain and a disgust in their heart. I didn't ask you to die for me they exclaim. Many do not understand why those of us who call themselves Christians are drawn to such brutality. Those Christians they will say, are sick, and to glorify such violence is an atrocity, and to even call themselves a Christian is absolutely wrong. How can they do that? They are supposed to be loving and caring yet they look at this brutal death as the bases of their faith. When the Passion of the Christ first came out this was what many were saying, and they would ask the question how can you watch this stuff? They said to much blood, to much brutality. How can you sit and watch a man be tortured and killed in that way? The reply is simple: you may see disgust but I see love. The Bible says that For the preaching of th…