love

How Jesus Frees Us to Love Our Neighbor

November 7, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman A few years ago our family stayed in a church’s guesthouse for two wonderful, jet-lagged, rainy weeks. We always enjoy our visits to that city and look forward to the refreshing fellowship we have with our friends. Plus the tamales at the restaurant down the road from the church are to die […]

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Marriage in joint

October 29, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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Some pastoral advice on love and marriage from Richard Baxter in The Godly Home: “It is a relation of love that you have entered. God has made it your duty for your mutual help and comfort, that you may be as willing and ready to comfort one another as the hand is to help the […]

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Perspective for weary homemakers

May 14, 2012 Good Reading
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When your arms are exhausted from all of your hard work Richard Baxter has some encouragement for you… “Christian, believe this, and think on it: thou shalt be eternally embraced in the arms of that love which was from everlasting, and, will extend to everlasting; of that love which brought the Son of God’s love […]

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Love that scatters all the miseries of the world

April 13, 2012 Good Reading
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“The love of God in Christ is not in word only; it is love that reaches from everlasting to everlasting, love shewn in choosing, and in glorifying us. In all the miseries of the world, one beam of this loving kindness of the Lord will scatter all, and fill my heart with joy.” – Richard […]

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Build up-A-Mom

March 12, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Gloria Furman Are you familiar with those stuffed animals that you can build at the store? You go in to the “workshop,” pick out your bear or other animal, stuff it with stuffing, and dress it however you like. Such a clever toy! Building a stuffed bear resembles the building up of our faith. […]

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How one wife applies 1 Cor 13

February 14, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Priya Samuel This post is my personal application for the biblical text 1 Corinthians 13– the famous “love chapter” of the Bible. If I am charming and adorn myself with gold, pearls and costly attire, but do not love my husband, I am a whitewashed tomb or a straw woman. If I am intelligent, […]

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The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift

February 13, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships

by Kristen Narara Where I live, the grocery stores are attached to shopping malls. With this setup, the only time I go browsing in the mall is after grocery shopping and during the baby’s naptime. This time is only really good for window shopping (you can’t try on clothes with an 11 kg baby strapped […]

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Love of every love the best

February 12, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” – Jesus (John 15:13) In 1875, S. Trevor Francis wrote the lyrics to the celebrated hymn “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus.” This highly personal and heart-connecting hymn is about the love of Christ in that he gave […]

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I don’t love football, but I do love my husband

February 10, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Britney Hamm My Dad once told me to picture my interests and values as a whole circle. My husband’s interests and values would also be represented by a whole circle. Then Dad said to picture our circles partially overlapping. The overlapping area are the interests and values that we share. The amount of overlap […]

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The Tender Heart

February 6, 2012 Good Reading
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Thanks to the Westminster Bookstore you can put a Puritan in your pocket! I carried around Sibbes’ The Tender Heart in my pocket today and read this in between loads of laundry and mock tea parties: “When God has given Christ, then comes the Spirit, and works in the heart a gracious acceptance of mercy […]

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