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Praise be to the Lord for He showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city. In my alarm I said “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. Love the Lord all his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but the proud...

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.  Song of Songs 8:6 Comment Tomorrow Harry & Megan will celebrate their first month of being...

Live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing (win a prize). 1 Peter 3:8 (winds in bracket mine) Comment I have seen marriage likened to a three...

This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5: 14-15 Comment This week I met an angry man. He had reason to be...

Be kind to one another, tender hearted, compassionate, understanding, loving hearted, forgiving each other as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:33 Comment Being fluent in the language of forgiveness is essential in marriage. Living in close proximity means we have to be humble with each other. We have to be able to say “What I did was wrong please...

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Submit to one another out of reference for Christ. Ephesians 5.21 Comment “Men can’t see dust” according to one author. If I’m in any way typical that might be related to lack of motivation to do...

“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11 NIV Comment When some people compliment me I often ignore it. I think – ‘well they would say that’. However when a closer friend says the same I might pay more attention. When my partner eyeballs me and affirms and encourages me it goes deep....

Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages. Songs of Songs 7:11 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15:4 Comment I was talking recently...

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.  Proverbs 22:6 Comment There was huge excitement this week at the birth of a new royal baby.  Looking every bit the proud Dad, Prince William grinned ruefully and said ‘Thrice the trouble!’ about his expanding family.  He’s under no...

The King … had John beheaded … John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus. When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had...