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Scripture Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15 Comment These words of Jesus are addressed to his followers – the church, but they are also relevant in our marriages. A couple, united in their love,...

Scripture Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Comment Don’t worry – I am not suggesting that you make phony thankful prayers for difficult circumstances! God wants us to be real with him. However, it is healthy to develop a habit of thanking each other and God...

Scripture We must work while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.  John 9 v 4 Comment The violent events in France have shocked the world. The funerals will feature many tributes to loved ones who died – but sadly those husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and friends, will never hear those words of appreciation because they have...

Scripture Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.  1 Peter 3 8-9 (MSG) Comment Agreement was crucial in selecting our life partner – not romantic – not...

Scripture A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.  Proverbs 25:11 (RSV) Comment We speak many words in any day. Some are throw away comments of little value. The word described here is different. A word that fits the occasion or need. A word that is precious and valuable like a work of art...