Our Wedding Anniversary

Hello to you all!

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary, we’ve almost made it to the big 1-0! A little over a week ago I was given the opportunity to write about our marriage over at Yes They Are All Ours. The creator of this blog features Marriage Mondays, and writes about particular helps for married women of all ages to be able to help your marriage in godly ways and teach your children to love and respect marriage.

9 Year Anniversary

The blog is titled Persevering Through Trials. Click here to go to the article.

She has allowed me to write about the ups & downs my husband and I have faced over the past 9 years. I have included 4 specific helps we have used to be able to make it through the stress and trials. Did you know that we experienced a complete loss after our apartment caught on fire 2 months after we were married? Yeah… that’s only 1 of the stressful things we have been through together. But God has kept us and helped us along every step of the way. Go read about it!

I wanted to introduce Elizabeth from Yes They Are All Ours and let you know a little more about her. She is a mother of 10 and blogs often about her life as a Christian woman, recipes their family enjoys, and just about any other thing a mother of 10 would write about. Right now she is in a new phase and situation in her life where she is trading off being a caretaker for her mother and having to leave her house full of kiddos and husband in another town. I hope that you will go and visit her blog and learn from her. She has great helps and insight as a woman of experience with many of life’s situations.

I liked this blog she wrote about marriage about What To Do About All Those Warts, that your husband has.

Thank you for allowing me to share this post with you, we’re not a perfect couple, as you will see but we do love the Lord and are striving to make our marriage better.

While we are sad about the history of this day for the nation of America, we also are filled with love and joy for the marriage God has given to us!

A Letter to New Parents

God placed this letter on my heart as I was writing my husband’s cousin as they awaited the special arrival of their first boy. I always like to write letters of encouragement or advice for weddings and new babies. I like to include Biblical advice to look to God in every aspect of marriage and parenting.

It is so easy to get distracted as new parents, but our goal as parents should always be to raise our children for the Lord and have them around His Word enough so they can accept Him as their Saviour as early as God first starts speaking to their hearts. It is not wrong to simply remind parents of this responsibility.

I would encourage you as ministry wives to include a special God-centered note with your baby gifts, it may make a world of difference!

Dear New Parents,

We want to cheer right along with you at the wonderful event you are about to experience: Parenthood and the birth of a new life! Wow, isn’t God good? It is a rush of emotion seeing your little one for the first time and knowing the awesome responsibility that lies before you to raise and prepare them for adulthood and life.

I wanted to take a few moments and encourage you to never forget to raise your child(ren) for the Lord. When we look at the world around us and all of the changes taking places it can be such a scary thing to wonder what type of world your child will be living in by the time they reach the teenage years and beyond.

Raise them to love the Lord and hold His Word close to their heart. If you want your child(ren) to know Jesus as their Saviour then surround them with church, true examples of Christian living, a godly marriage, and a home that has an atmosphere of heaven. Train and discipline them using Bible principles and look at how God lovingly deals with His children.

One of the greatest gifts we, as parents, will ever know, is the joy of when your children accept Christ as their Saviour, because not only will they be family here on earth, but for eternity. And when they get saved, God becomes their Heavenly Father, and He fills in the gaps of parenting that you cannot always fill.

I hope you will allow God to guide you, listen when He leads you do things you wouldn’t normally do, and change the things you should not do. In parenting God shows you your need for Him as well as the blessings He provides in your life. Don’t be afraid to ask Him for help and pray every moment you need assistance, especially in the early part of their life when you are so tired and they are so needy.

You have so much joy ahead of you! Walk with God each step of the way, for He will never leave you or forsake you.

With much love,

The Ministry Mama

Ministry Advice from Proverbs 10

Open your Bible and read along!

Proverbs Chapter 10

For those tight on the budget: The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish… vs 3

To keep yourself in the fields: He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. vs.5

Wondering what to do next?: The wise in heart will receive commandments… vs 8

Your mouth can offer hope: The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life… vs 11

Offering forgiveness: …but love covereth a multitude of sins. vs 12

To keep searching the scriptures: In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found… vs 13

Your job is for eternity and eternal life: The labour of the righteous tendeth to life… vs 16

Are you in the right place? He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction… vs 17

Not sure of whether to speak everything on your mind: …but he that refraineth his lips is wise. vs 19

After you’ve thought about what to say: The tongue of the just is as choice silver… vs 20

Questioning your call? The lips of the righteous feed many… vs 21

If you’ve come to a fork in the road: The blessing of the Lord maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. vs 22

Have you been tossed to and fro in recent circumstances? As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. vs 25

Need gladness? Find hope in Christ: The hope of the righteous shall be gladness… vs 28

In weakness: The way of the Lord is strength to the upright… vs 29

I know that this can apply to many of life’s circumstances but today in particular it spoke to many situations that ministry people find themselves in. Hope to all!

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