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Jehovah Tsidkenu: The Lord our Righteousness – #HeartEncouragement

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Jeremiah 23:5-6, NKJV) Tsidkenu popped in my head on a day I needed hope. I had learned

Marriage Encouragement

The Wife’s Secret to Not Being Weighed Down by Burdens

Are you a wife weighed down by burdens? Jacob faced many burdens, but he learned the secret to not being weighed down by burdens. Jacob went to his mom’s family for a fresh start. He worked for his uncle. And at first things went great. He met his beloved Rachel. And his Uncle Laban wanted to pay him for all his hard work. When asked what

A Prayer for the Wife Weighed Down by Burdens

Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2, HCSB) What is a burden? Webster defines burden for students as “to cause to have to deal with.” That’s why carrying my husband’s burdens makes my to-do list grow. : ) Some days it feels every way I turn, there’s more to deal with. I can feel weighed down

How To Carry One Another’s Burdens

Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2, HCSB) I have a confession. I squeeze my toothpaste from the middle. Not only that I was oblivious to this fact for the first 15+ years of marriage. Over the years we did use stand-up toothpaste tubes that eliminated the controversy. But it was their promise of dazzling white

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Heart Encouragement

Jehovah Tsidkenu: The Lord our Righteousness – #HeartEncouragement

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Jeremiah 23:5-6, NKJV) Tsidkenu popped in my head on a day I needed hope. I had learned

The Truth About What’s Mine – #HeartEncouragement

My Beloved is mine and I am His (Song of Songs 2:16a, NIV) What’s mine? One of the first words I spoke was “mine.” My toy. My mom. My tricycle. But even when I stopped saying “mine,” I still thought it. My schedule. My plan. My guy. Then came interruptions. Waiting. Marriage struggles. And more waiting. And only one thing remained mine. Through every delay. Through

Why You Should Be Present with the Important Things – #HeartEncouragement

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45-46, HCSB) What does it mean to be present with someone? To be fully with them? Some days I wonder if I know, if I remember. Being efficient helps me use my time well. Making

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