Sunday, March 10, 2013

Don't Give Up

 Hello Dear Friends,

Do you feel like giving up on your marriage?  I'm here to say that I TOTALLY understand!

Each day I've been trying to just trust in God & pray to Him and ask for His guidance in my marriage.

I am here to tell you that it makes a HUGE difference if instead of arguing with your husband, you just talk to Jesus about it.  Those ugly words of frustration are kept inside our hearts & God is there to calm our heart because we give those words & thoughts to him. He gives us a peace that passes all understanding deep down in the bottom of our hearts <3

  It truly amazes me how God just wants us to ask for his daily guidance.  He wants to be our VERY Best Friend.

How do you deal with difficult issues in your marriage?

Simply Living By Faith,

Friday, November 16, 2012

♥ 50 Things God Promises - From: spiritualinspiration/tumblr

He will go with you, sustain you, and strengthen you. (Psalm 89:21, 22)

You are His beloved, He believes in you. (Rom. 1:7)
He will be your confidence. (Prov. 3:21, 26)

He has set you apart from the world. (Psalm 4:3)

He will deliver you—no matter what. (Psalm 18:19)

He will increase you mightily. (Deut. 6:3)

He will hear you if you ask for help today. (Prov. 3:21)

Even if chaos abounds, you will experience perfect peace. (Isaiah 26:3)

The waters may rise; but they won’t overtake you. (Isaiah 43:2)

You do not labor in vain. (Isaiah 65:23)

He will reward you. (Psalm 18:20)

If you are called to wait on Him, you’re gonna be okay there. (Isaiah 30:18)

He will fill you when you need it—just like He always has. (Psalm 81:10)

Your barn is going to bust open with blessing. (Prov. 3:9-10)

You can’t imagine the mercy ahead. (Psalm 18:25)

You will have the things you need. (Psalm 34:9)

God will restore your soul. (Psalm 23:3)

You will keep going and not grow weary. (Isaiah 40:13)

Your words will extinguish anger. (Prov. 15:1)

You will find happiness as you share. (Prov. 14:21)

Your reward beyond today is heaven—wow! (Psalm 23:6)

If you mess up, He will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7)

If you are wise, you will win souls. (Prov. 11:30)

You’ve got blessings waiting around the corner. (Psalm 24:4-5)

He’ll guide you through the rough spots and help you do the right thing. (Psalm 25:9)

Your soul will be at ease amid the storm. (Psalm 25:12-13)

You’re stronger than you think—because He will strengthen your heart. (Psalm 27:14)

Angels are encamped around you. (Psalm 34:7)

The troubles of this day can’t stand up to His power. (Psalm 34:17)

You will experience supernatural peace. (Psalm 37:11)

He will be the order that covers your disorder. (Psalms 37:23-24)

He will deliver you from wicked, conspiring people around you. (Psalm 37:40)

His Spirit will teach you and fill your gaps. (John 14:26)

He will bless those who declare His name. (Psalm 89:15)

He will hold all the pieces of your life together. (Psalm 46:1)

He will keep you safe under His mighty wings. (Psalm 91:1)

Nothing needs to offend you today. His Spirit in you is bigger than all of that. (Psalm 119:165)

Carry on through sadness. He will replace your tears with joy. (Psalm 126:5)

He’s going to tame your doubt and fulfill that dream in your heart. (Psalm 37:4)

He will provide everything—He’s your need-filler. (Psalm 23:1)

Have confidence. He will make His words known to you. (Prov. 1:23)

Surrender your view of things and people—He will give you spiritual eyes. (Psalm 146:8)

If you seek Him, you will find Him. (2 Chronicles 15:2)

With each day, you are growing stronger and stronger. (Job 17:9)

He will pour out His Spirit on you. (Prov. 1:23

God will put a new song in your mouth—and many will put their trust in Him. (Psalm 40:3)

He’s got wisdom ready for you to use. (Prov. 2:7)

You will lay down tonight and have sweet sleep. (Prov. 3:21)

He loves you to eternity and back. (Psalm 146:8)

His covenant of Love to you will never, ever fail. (Psalm 89:28)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

20 Cheap and Fun Date Ideas From Christian Personal Finance

20 Cheap and Fun Date Ideas

Go Shopping

1. Thrift-store marathon

Basically you map out a bunch of thrift stores in your area and visit each one and look for bargains. This is really fun when you have a specific treasure you have in mind. For more detail check out the thrift store shopping tips article from a few months ago.

2. Garage sale shopping

Similar to the thrift-store marathon, you just spend a couple hours hitting up garage sales. Set a $10 budget and see who can find the best treasure.

3. Visit Display Homes

I always love visiting new display homes and getting ideas for the next move!

4. Test Drive

Visit car dealerships and test drive some of your favorite cars.

Stay Inside

5. Movie Night

Head over to the library to pick up free movies for a movie marathon (or find some free movies online). For ideas, find some classics that you haven’t seen from the top 100 movies of all-time. Complete it with a blanket, popcorn, and your favorite beverages.

6. Get Cooking

One of you make the other’s favorite meal, and the other one make the other’s favorite dessert. Then enjoy them both together.

7. Re-arrange!

Give the rooms in your house a fresh look by re-arranging the furniture in each of the rooms in your house.

Go Outside

8. See the great outdoors

Head over to and find a trail near you and get hiking. This is a great outdoor date that often facilitates great conversation.

9. Biking

If you already have them, you can just start riding. If you don’t many places rent them by the hour.

10. Stargazing

If it is a cloudless night, you could head to the library and find some astronomy books. Find out which constellations are showing and look for them in the sky. Grab a cozy blanket and enjoy laying under the starts together.

11. Got snow?

Go pick up a couple sleds and ride the slopes to your hearts’ content.

Go somewhere

12. Sip coffee together

Go to a local coffeeshop and sip and converse. For whatever reason my wife and I tend to have great conversations while we are sitting in coffeeshops.

13. Roller-skating

I haven’t done this in probably 20 years, this would definitely be a fun date!

14. Ice-skating

How about ice-skating. Bonus: find an outdoor rink!

15. Bowling

Make it more fun by changing the rules.

16. Driving range

This can be particularly fun if you are terrible golfers. Most driving ranges have clubs you can use if you don’t have any.

17. Have a Photoshoot

Grab your point and shoot digital camera and start driving. Find interesting places and take pictures of each other.

18. Go see some local music

Search for some local venues on the web and go see a band you’ve never heard of. Bonus: bring a posterboard sign telling them how much they rock!

19. Take a pottery class together

A messy and fun date – if you are good, you might even get some decorations out of the deal as well.

20. Random Driving

Start at your house. Before you get to an intersection, flip the coin. Heads you turn right; tails you turn left. Guess where you will end up.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dr. Dobson's Married Couples Devotional

Hello Friends,

Here's another great source for couples devotionals: 

Have A Great Week!
Love - Stacey & Tami

Moment With You Couples Devotional

Hello Friends,

I wanted to share a great source for online couples devotions:


Hope you enjoy these :o]
Love - Stacey & Tami

Monday, October 22, 2012

31 Days Of Prayer For My Husband

This is Amazing!  I found it from this website:

Day 1
That he might become a holy man of prayer, mature in the Lord, growing in his knowledge of the Lord.
  • 1 Thes 5:23 - May he be holy and keep his whole spirit, soul, and body blameless until Jesus comes.
  • Col 4:12 - May he be strong and perfect, fully confident of the whole will of God.
  • Eph 1:18-19 - Enlighten his heart to be able to understand the wonderful future God has promised. May he realize what a rich and glorious inheritance God has given him. May he understand the great power (resurrection power) You have given to him.
  • Eph 3:16-19 - Give him inner strength through the Holy Spirit from Your unlimited resources. I pray that You will be more and more at home in his heart as he trusts in You. May his roots go deep down into the soil of Your marvelous love. May he experience Your love so he can be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from You alone.
  • Eph 6:18 - Make him a man of prayer, praying at all times in the power of the Spirit. Keep him alert and persistent in prayer for all Christians everywhere.
Day 2
That he might grow into a man of integrity, who works righteousness, speaks truth in his heart, and walks, sits, and stands only in the path of the godly.
  • Psalm 1 - I pray that he would not follow the advice of the wicked or stand with sinners or join in with scoffers. May he delight in doing Your will. Let him meditate on Your word day and night. I pray that he would be like trees planted by water, vibrant, growing and bearing fruit each season without fail. May his leaves never wither and may he prosper in all he does. Please watch over his path, Lord.
That he might be a man of contentment.
  • Prov 15:16 - May he have a fear for the Lord above all riches or treasure.
  • Phil 4:11 - Help him, Lord to be happy with little or much.
  • 1 Tim 6:6-8 - May he know that contentment is great wealth. May we both be content with the food and clothes You provide. Keep us both from desiring to be rich, for many rich fall into evil desires which lead to ruin.
  • Heb 13:5 - May he find satisfaction in knowing that You will never leave him or forsake him. Keep him from the love of money and let him be satisfied.
Day 4
That he might learn to take every thought captive, to not be conformed to the world’s thinking, and to think scripturally.
  • Rom 12:3 - Help him to be honest in his estimate of himself, measuring his value by how much faith You have given him.
  • 2 Cor 10:5 - May he make every thought captive to the obedience of Christ and let him break down every proud argument that keeps him from knowing You. Help him to obey You.
Day 5
That he might daily seek You with all his heart, walking in the Spirit moment by moment, growing in his dependence on You.
  • Psalm 119:1-2 - Make him a man of integrity who follows all Your laws. Help him to search for You with all his heart.
  • Prov 3:5-6 - May he trust in You with all his heart and not lean on his own understanding. Help him to seek Your will in all he does. And direct his path.
Day 6
That he would be ever captivated by my love.
  • Prov 5:18-19 - May I always be pleasing to him physically and emotionally. Let him always be delighted by my love.
  • Song of Sol 4:1-11 - May I be beautiful in his eyes, perfect in every part. May he desire me as his precious treasure. Help him to value my love more than the things of this world.
Day 7
That he would be a man of courage.
  • Deut 31:6 - May he be strong, courageous and firm. Help him not to be afraid but instead put his trust firmly in You, that You will not fail or forsake him.
  • 2 Chron 19:11 - May he be strong and do Your will! Let him deal courageously in all things knowing You are with him.
Day 8
That You would give him wisdom to lead his family physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
  • Titus 2:1-2, 6-8 - May the way he lives identify him as a true Christian. Help him to be temperate, serious, sensible, self-controlled, sound in faith, the love, and the steadfastness and patience of Christ. May he behave prudently and in all his ways show himself to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works. Let him teach what is true and pure with dignity and seriousness. May his instruction be sound, fit, wise, wholesome, life-giving, irrefutable, and above censure so that he will not be discredited.
  • Titus 1:7-9 - Make him blameless, not self-willed or arrogant or presumptuous. Help him not to be Quick tempered or violent. May he never be grasping or greedy or a heavy drinker. Help him to be hospitable, loving and friendly to all. May he always love goodness and be sober-minded, upright, fair-minded, devout, righteous and self-controlled. Help him to hold fast to the Word that he may be able to give stimulating instruction and encouragement in sound doctrine. May he be able to lovingly refute and convict those who contradict the Word, lovingly showing them the error of their way.
Day 9
May he always look at the plank in his own eye before seeing the speck in another’s eye.
  • Matt. 7:3 - Help him not to judge others, instead may he be merciful and forgiving.
  • James 4:11-12 - Help him not to speak evil against another or criticize or condemn. May he obey Your laws and allow You to do the judging.
Day 10
That he might become a called man, not driven, with well-thought through and prayed through goals in his life.
  • 1 Cor 9:24-27 - Help him to run the race so he may win. May he practice strict self-control for the eternal prize. Show him how to run straight for the goal with purpose in every step, never missing a step. May he discipline his body, training it to do as it should so he will not be disqualified.
Day 11
That he may be a man of prayer, guarding his heart and mind, putting into practice the biblical things he has heard, seen, and learned.
  • Phil 4:8-9 - Help him to fix his thoughts on what is true, honorable, and right. Keep his thoughts pure, lovely, and admirable. Focus his thinking on excellent things and praiseworthy things. Help him to put into practice all he has learned. Please give Him Your peace.
Day 12
That he might stand firm against the schemes of the devil and resist Satan in all circumstances.
  • Eph 6:10-18 - Help him to be strong in Your mighty power. Let him put on the armor that he might stand strong against all Satan’s strategies and tricks. Help him to remember to depend on You to do warfare against all the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against the powers of darkness who rule this world and the wicked spirits in the heavenly realm. Keep him standing firm to resist evil in and after battle. With the belt of truth let him stand firm. Clothe him in Your righteousness. Let him walk in peace and be fully prepared for wherever You lead him. May he use the faith You have given him to shield himself from the enemy’s attacks. Guard his thinking with the blood of Jesus and let him find protection and defense in the Word. Keep him always in prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit. Keep him alert and persistent in prayer for all Christians everywhere.
  • James 4:7 - Let him humble himself before You and let him resist the devil so he will flee from him.
Day 13
That he might grow in spiritual maturity by putting away childish things, cultivating understanding, striving after the Christ ideal, partaking of the deeper truths of the gospel, and overcoming temptation.
  • I Cor 13:11 - May he put away childish things.
  • I Cor 14:20 - May he not be childish in his understanding but wise and mature.
  • Eph 4:13-14 - Bring him to a place of unity in his faith and knowledge of Your Son, so that he will be mature and full grown in You, measuring to Christ’s stature.
  • Heb 5:14 - May he recognize the difference between right and wrong and do what is right in all situations.
  • I John 2:14 - May he know in maturity, You- Father, Christ and Holy Spirit. May Your Word live in his heart and give him victory over the enemy in his life.
Day 14
That he might make me holy, cleaning me by the washing with water through the Word.
  • Eph 5:26 - May he love me with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave himself up for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the Word.
  • I Tim 4:11-13 - May he teach Your Word in truth, insisting that everyone focus on reading the scriptures and learn them. Let him be an example in his love, faith, and purity, always encouraging.
Day 15
That he would learn not to depend on his circumstances for happiness but on You alone.
  • Phil 4:13 - Teach him to be content with little or much.
  • I Tim 6:8 - May he be content with the food and clothing that You have provided us.
    Luke 3:14 - May we be content with our wages.
Day 16
That he would be a man who enters into spiritual warfare.
  • II Cor 10:3-5 - May he not wage war by human methods, but help him to knock down the devil’s strongholds with Your mighty weapons. May he use Your weapons to break down every proud argument that keeps people from knowing You. Help him to use these weapons to conquer their rebellious ideas and teach them to obey Christ.
  • I Thes 5:8 - Let him think clearly and live in the light. Protect him by the body armor of faith and love. Let him wear as his helmet the confidence of his salvation.
Day 17
That he might have a new strength in the midst of his busy schedule, and that You might infuse him with Your strength.
  • Isaiah 40:31 - That he might wait on You and find new strength. Let him rise above the strength of this world and be able to run the race without getting tired of it. Make his daily walk with You consistent without wavering.
  • Eph 3:16-19 - Give him inner strength through Your Spirit from Your unlimited resources. I ask that You will be more and more at home in his heart as he trusts in You. May his roots go down deep in the soil of Your marvelous love. Give him the power to understand how wide, high, and deep Your love really is. Let him experience Your love so he may be filled with life and power that comes from You alone.
Day 18
That he might have a burden to see lost people come to Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  • Matt 28:16-20 - Help him never to doubt You. As a follower of Yours, help him accept the authority You’ve given him and make disciples everywhere he goes. May he teach others to obey You. Assure him that You are always with him.
  • Matt 5:13-16 - Help him to be salt and light so everyone who sees You in him will give You praise.
Day 19
That he would be kept from fools, and that his friends would be men and women who walk with You.
  • Prov 13:20 - Keep him on the path of wisdom so that he will not suffer harm.
  • Prov 2:20-22 - May he follow good and righteous examples.
  • Col 2:8-10 - Guard him from being led astray with empty philosophy and worldly thinking.
Day 20
That his self-image might be a reflection of Your thoughts toward him.
  • Eph 1:17-19 - Give him spiritual wisdom and understanding that he might grow in his knowledge of You.
  • Rom 12:3 - Help him to be honest in his evaluation or estimate of himself.
  • Psalm 139 - Give him the peace and trust to know that You know everything about him, when he sits, stands, his thoughts, the path ahead of him, where to stop and rest, what he will say before he says it. Bless him with Your hand of blessing, and help him to remember that You both precede and follow him. Let him experience moment by moment, Your guiding hand strengthening and supporting him. Let him enjoy who he is and how You have created all of him marvelously. Let him rest in the fact that You have ordained his life from the beginning of time and that You never stop thinking about him. Destroy the things in his life that would destroy him or hurt him. Put out anything that would get in the way of a deeper walk with You. Give him discernment to know what is evil and what is not. Point out to him anything in his life that offends You and lead him along the path of everlasting life.
Day 21
That he might be a man who is responsible for his family’s spiritual growth.
  • Prov 4:1-14 - Help him to pay attention to You and Your teaching. May he learn to be wise and develop good judgment. Help him not to forget Your words or turn his back on Your wisdom. Let him grow in wisdom so it may guard him. As he prizes and embraces wisdom, may he be honored by You. Lead him in Your paths and grant him a good long life. Don’t allow him to stumble but help him to carry out Your instructions and not forsake them. Help him not to do as the world leads but to follow You always.
Day 22
That he might not be deceived into unbelief, sin, or bitterness.
  • 2 Cor 11:3 - Keep him from being led away from his pure and simple devotion to You.
  • Luke 21:8 - Guard him from being misled and give him discernment.
  • John 17:15-17 - Keep him safe from the evil one. Purify him by teaching him Your words of truth.
  • Heb 3:12-14 - Guard his heart from evil and unbelief. Keep him from being deceived by sin and hardened against You. May he be faithful to the end, trusting in You so that he may share in all that belongs to Christ.
Day 23
That he might learn to love as You have commanded.
  • 1 Cor 13:4-7 - May he learn to love as You do. May he be patient and kind, not jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Help him not do demand his way. Help him not to be irritable and not to keep account of when he has been wronged. May he always rejoice when truth wins out and never be glad when there is injustice. May he never give up on loving anyone. May he always keep the faith and hope and endure through all circumstances.
  • Rom 12:8-10 - May he be an encouragement to others and share generously of his resources. May he take his leadership responsibilities seriously. Help him to cultivate the gift of kindness to all men. May he really love others and not just pretend. May he stand for what is good and hate evil. May he love with genuine affection and delight in honoring others. Give him an enthusiasm for serving You and never be lazy in his work.
  • Eph 5:25 - May he love me as You do. You gave Your life to make Your church holy and clean.
Day 24
That the fruit of the Spirit might be exhibited more and more in his life, visible to his family, friends, co-workers, and those who do not know You.
  • Gal 5:22-23 - May his life be controlled by the Holy Spirit. May love overflow for all. May he have inner joy and peace. Make him a patient man, slow to get angry and frustrated. May he perceive what kindness is in every situation. Let him be good and faithful in all his dealings. Teach him how to be gentle and to have self-control in all areas of his life.
  • John 15:8 Make him a true disciple who bears much fruit and gives glory to You.
Day 25
That he might grow in humility and in being a shepherd.
  • I Peter 5:2-8 - May he care for the flock You have given him to shepherd (children, family, church groups, etc.). May he do it willingly not grudgingly. Put within him a desire to serve You for Your glory. May he lead by good example, and please reward him for it when he comes into Your kingdom. Help him to accept the authority of the elders and may he serve with all humility.
Day 26
That he might grow daily in character.
  • II Peter 1:5-8 - Help him to apply the benefits of Your power and promises to his life. May his faith produce a life of moral excellence, which leads to knowing You better. As he knows You better, may he be more and more self-controlled and patiently endure all which leads to godliness. Godliness leads to more love for other Christians and all people. Please make him godly and loving so he may be productive and useful in his knowledge of You.
Day 27
That he might keep a clear conscience.
  • I Peter 3:16-18 - Make him gentle and respectful in his sharing with others. Keep his conscience clear and help him to live above reproach so his witness will be a testimony of Your presence in him.
  • I Tim 1:5 - Fill him with Your love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and sincere faith.
Day 28
That You will protect him, guarding his course.
  • Prov 2:8 - Guard his path, protect him as he follows You. Lead him so he may find the right course of action in every situation.
  • Ps 25:4-5 - Point out the path for him to follow, lead him by Your truth, and teach him Your ways, for You are the God who saves. May he always put his hope in You.
  • Ps 66:9 - Keep his life in Your hands and keep his feet from stumbling.
Day 29
That he might learn to manage his time well.
  • Eph 5:15-17 - Help him to be careful how he lives his life. May he be wise in his choices. Help him to make the most of every opportunity for doing good. Help him not to act thoughtlessly but to understand what You want him to do.
Day 30
That You would put a song in his heart.
  • Ps 33:3 - Put a new song in his heart- a song of praise to You.
  • Ps 40:3 - May this new song of praise to You be so visible that it will be a testimony to others so they will come to know You.
  • Job 35:10 - Give him songs in the night that his sleep may be peaceful.
Day 31
That he may have a holy fear of You, O Lord.
  • Ps 34:11 - Give him ears to hear You and teach him the fear of the Lord.
  • Ps 111:10 - Make him wise to know reverence for You and obedience to You.
  • Prov 9:10 - Help him to fear You that he may be wise. May he know You so he may have understanding.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This blog is dedicated to the sacred covenant called Marriage <3

Here's what the Bible says about marriage:

Genesis 1:27-28

New International Version (NIV)
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” 

Genesis 2:21-25
New International Version (NIV)

21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.
22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

Ephesians 5:21-32

New International Version (NIV)

Instructions for Christian Households

21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—
30 for we are members of his body.
31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.