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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 Comment I easily get stressed and worry about stuff. My husband doesn’t worry very often and I find that...

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4 Comment In the last in our ePrayers to tie in with National Marriage Week, we are thinking about how our marriages thrive in the home.   What is the atmosphere in our home? What or who do...

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.  Proverbs 17:22 Comment When was the last time you experienced joy together? Perhaps it was some happy news or a celebration.  Really we need to be cultivating joy in our marriage on a regular basis to protect our marriage from ‘being a crushed spirit that dries...

Scripture: Love does not give up. Love is kind. Love is not jealous. Love does not put itself up as being important. Love has no pride. Love does not do the wrong thing. Love never thinks of itself. Love does not get angry. Love does not remember the suffering that comes from being hurt by someone. Love is not happy...

As a nosy teenager I once asked my Mum why she married my Dad. She was a stunning woman and my Dad was just an ordinary looking chap. She replied without hesitation, ‘He was kind.’ So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you; compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline....

‘ …. walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 MSG Comment God created many rhythms to help us live life fully – Night and Day,...

‘I always thank God when I pray for you!’ Philemon 4 Comment Being grateful for, and to, one another is so very important in marriage. Most of us feel taken for granted from time to time; whether it is for the financial provision and security we provide, emotional support or the never ending round of preparing meals and caring for...

‘That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.’ Genesis 2:24-25 Comment A couple we know were having an issue and it was becoming a problem, it was threatening their relationship. God loves unity, particularly in...

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am...

A band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.” … …The star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies....