Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pet Peeves

Thinking about pet peeves.  Here are mine:

#1:  Not pulling over for emergency vehicles

#2:  Talking on the phone while in the restroom (disgusting to all and especially rude to who you are talking to)

#3:  Being told, after I've done something, that I'm not supposed to do something (eg:  not being trained correctly for a job and then being criticized for not doing it right).

#4:  People chewing with mouth open or talking with food in their mouth, someone eating noisily (eg:  hearing them from across the room and over a movie being on)

What are yours?

Dwell refreshed.

Engagement & Marriage

There are many resources for those who are wanting to be married, planning a wedding or married.  This is a list of links one should listen to if in the above mentioned groups (wanting/planning/married):

1) The Basics of a Christian Marriage
2) Praying Big for Your Marriage
3) Important Topics to Discuss during Engagement
4) Staying Pure during Engagement
5) Leave and Cleave
6) Making the Decision: Moving from "Do I?" to "I Do"
7) Preparing for the Marriage (not just the wedding)
8) Knowing God's Will for Marriage: Part 1
9) Knowing God's Will for Marriage: Part 2
10) Lasting Love: Part 1
11) Lasting Love: Part 2

For additional resources, click on the title above.  The website has many, many resources on all aspects of life.

Dwell refreshed.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

We must remember to give thanks in all the good, we usually just go about our merry without saying thanks...when in tough times, we can become overwhelmed we forget to pray, for thanks or for help.  It's in these times that we need to seek Him, to draw close to Him for our comfort and our shelter.   He is always there, even when it feels like you are completely alone.  

Are you in a situation that seems hopeless?  He can heal all, but remember He resolves it in His time, not ours.  We don't know why we have to suffer through certain things, but whether it is a time of testing for us or a situation that is out of our control (such as our pain being the result of the actions of someone else), we need to turn to Him.  We need to give thanks for what He is going to do.  At the same time, we need to ask what lesson we need to learn, or can learn through it all - good or bad.

When you don't know what to pray, or you are so tired/overwhelmed, just remember Romans 8:26...The Spirit utters groanings for us (paraphrase...the Spirit prays for us, when we don't know what/how to pray).  This also would apply when we are excited and/or overwhelmed in the blessing/joy we have in our lives.  Just remember to thank Him for the good and the bad and keep holding on.

Hold fast to the promises in the Word!

Dwell Refreshed...

Friday, February 3, 2012