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18 entries from December 2007

Thankful Thursday - A Living Hope

Praise to God for a Living Hope 1Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… We serve a God of hope. As we closeout 2007 and mark the passing into a new year, my soul fills with excitement. I start to wonder about the plans the Lord has made ready for me. I overflow with hope thinking about lives that will be forever changed through our Lord Jesus. I have hope that His name will be honored in the year ahead. I have hope that 2008 could be the year of my husband’s salvation. I have hope God will keep watch over my children. I have hope in spite of all the evil in this world I will see the good.... Read more →

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A Christmas Speculation, Part Three

And now part three. Thank you for staying the journey with me. Praying and believing, Dineen Simeon’s words slid over her heart and settled to a deep ache in her chest. Her son lay content in the old priest’s arms, seemingly oblivious to his true identity. Though the old man had just professed his readiness for death, the awe in his face seemed to rejuvenate his youth. My Son is the bringer of life. Mary searched Joseph’s face. Once doubtful eyes now held a deep concern for her. She blinked away the threat of tears. No, this wasn’t a day to mourn, but to rejoice. Her son’s birth had already pierced her heart with a love more intense than she’d imagined possible. How could she mourn what had yet to pass and miss the incredible life she now held? The angel had said nothing was impossible for God. She’d trust... Read more →

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Laced With Grace Giveaway

Designer Credit: Michelle Pieters As 2008 approaches, the Laced with Grace blog team wanted to thank their readers with a little giveaway. The package will include a Women of Faith study Bible (NIV/Hardcover); Lisa Whelchel’s Bible study tool for busy moms; a coffee mug from “Mugs of Truth“; the DVD “The Nativity Story“; the book “Love and Respect“; and a music CD by Becky Knight, who just released her first CD. Head on over and sign up for the giveaway. Click on the image: If you could post a link on your blog to get the word out, we would appreciate it! Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas. Love and hugs, Lynn Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - The Birth of Our Savior!

Luke 2: 6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped... Read more →

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A Christmas Speculation, Part Two

A pondering of what happened behind the scenes 2,000 years ago continues... Praying and believing, Dineen Joseph crouched next to Mary’s prone form. The babe lay nestled in the crook of her arm, either content in her warmth or unaware of his meager surroundings. Joseph knew not which, only that such circumstances were unbefitting a king. All because of Augustus’ vile decree. They’d barely made it to Bethlehem in time for Mary to give birth. Now his wife lay in a bed of straw and a trough would serve as the babe’s first bed. He stared at the child—at Jesus in awestruck wonder, then hung his head in shame. Had he failed the boy already? Had he failed Mary? More importantly, had he failed God? He’d almost walked away when he first learned of Mary’s pregnancy, yet God had given him a second chance. Would God give him a third?... Read more →

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A Glorious Future is Ours!

For Thankful Thursday...Scroll down. Dineen and I are gearing up for 2008. There are some changes ahead for Spiritually Unequal Marriage. We have planned some exciting and challenging posts to begin in the new year. We have prayed over this ministry and want 2008 to be a significant year in your marriage. We are asking the Lord our God to be revealed in the hearts of all of our spouses. We are asking God to manifest His presence in marriages, to free many of us from Spiritual and physical bondage, and to become our highest priority in all that we say and do. This is no small task but we serve a giant God. Get ready! 2008 will be the year that many of us will experience the glorious presence of God in a new and profound way. Okay, can you tell I am excited? With this in mind you... Read more →

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Sunday Smiles- With A Twist - Again

At Spiritually Unequal Marriage we explore many difficult and serious topics. We can feel overwhelmed with the seriousness of life because our struggles are sometimes enormous. Because of this fact, I want to share the joy of the Lord with you as well. Hope you are intrigued by this interesting optical illusion. The first time I looked at this picture I was only able to see the young woman. Do you see the old woman or the young woman? Look carefully. Things are not always as they appear. I find this is so true in the work of our Lord. Often, we can't see what is really going on, however, the Lord sees. 1 Samuel 16:7 (New International Version) But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man... Read more →

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Marriage and the Mistletoe

Mistletoe, what an amazing concept! Hang a little twig over someone's head and snag a kiss. I guess that makes sense. Nothing says romance like a poisonous sprig of parasitic vegetation. Kissing under the mistletoe dates back to a 17th century English custom. Back in the day, a berry was removed every time a kiss was made, which meant there were no kisses when there no berries. We seem to have since forgotten about the berry removal - allowing us to concentrate on the kissing! So on your next visit to the store, pick up this poisonous, good for nothing, parasite and hang it in the MOST conspicuous place in your house. Then grab your spouse, your kids, the dog, the hamster, (okay, not the hamster) and SMACK away! God bless and Merry CHRISTmas. Lynn Read more →

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Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday I look forward to giving our God honor by remembering thankfulness. I have so many things to be thankful for this day. Laurel who has hosted Thankful Thursday for the past four weeks. I love you Laurel. Next Thursday, it will be my turn. It is the Thankful Thursday before Christmas. I can’t wait to read your posts that day. Iris, who is a dear friend and has allowed me to host for four weeks. Iris will be back in January and she will be ready to go. I sure have missed her during her break. I love you Iris. Dineen Miller, the co-writer here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. Her commitment and love for others living unequally yoked is passionate and heartfelt. She prays often over many. I love you Dineen. For you my friends, who stop in here to share a part of your day with me,... Read more →

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A Christmas Speculation, Part One

Dear Friends, I wrote this story last Christmas—a kind of pondering of what happened behind the scenes 2,000 years ago, the preparation of events mightier than we will ever completely understand. I pray it blesses you this Christmas season. Parts two and three will follow the next two Tuesdays. Praying and believing, Dineen “You can still change your mind.” He looked at his father, the embodiment of love. "You know I won’t. There’s too much at stake.” Mind focused on the unseen, his father stared past him. “It’s a wondrous plan.” As his son, he ached to know the complete picture, but he trusted his father emphatically. Time had proven his wisdom and faithfulness. “Is it time to go yet?” His father met his gaze. “Soon. Everything’s almost in place. Donkey’s aren’t the most efficient form of transportation.” He smiled at his father’s humor. “”Maybe the next model will move... Read more →

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Does Hair Matter in Marriage?

One thing I love about our 1Peter3Living group is our willingness to tackle sensitive issues in marriage. Today we are discussing a touchy subject to be sure. I thought I would share it here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. Does the length of a woman’s hair matter in marriage? Believe it or not, like it or not, fair or not, the issue of hair length matters, A LOT! I think what we need to clarify is that the length of hair is not so much a spiritual issue but a gender issue. Women consider hair their personal property. After all, we are adults and should be able to choose the style we wish to wear. Makes sense to me. So why does it matter to a man the length his wive's hair? What we need to remember is God created men visual. One of the five most important needs of a... Read more →

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Sunday Smiles - With a Twist

I love these holiday brain teasers. See if you can guess the Christmas carol. (ANSWERS) Join in the fun today. Place a fun post on your site and link up so we can all laugh together. Have a blessed and joyful Sunday! Lynn Read more →

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The Coffee is Hot and Merry Christmas!

The two words, Merry Christmas, have created a furor this year. Retailers are banning this phrase. So of course, I had to conduct my own field research with regard to the matter. I have to tell you the most hilarious thing happened when I said Merry Christmas to a young woman at Barnes & Noble. Find out what she said back to me. (Click here) Join me at CWO, Internet Cafe for a hot cup of coffee. Hope you enjoy this true story just in time for the holiday. By the way, Merry Christmas. Love and hugs, Lynn Read more →

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To Scrap or Not to Scrap, That is the Question

Are you a scrapbooker? If so, this article is for you. If you are NOT a scrapper, this article is definitely for you. I am over at Laced With Grace today and my story is about a crazy mixed up way to do that! Join me for a holiday story directly from the Donovan Christmas tree. (Click here) For Thankful Thursday, scroll down. Be blessed, Lynn Read more →

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Thankful Thursday

I love so much about this time of year. I delight in the little things. Christmas cards Sparkly ornaments Hot tea A good book Mistletoe Cold and star filled nights Nativity out front Christmas bandanas on the dogs Flannel PJ’s Blue outdoor lights on our house Laughter of Friends And… especially for a baby who came so long ago. Thank you Lord, our God! Have a blessed Thursday, Lynn For more Thankful Thursday, please visit Laurel at Laurel Wreath's Reflections. Thank you Laurel for hosting this awesome event. I am thankful for you. Lynn Read more →

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A Hubby Brag Fest

Let me tell you about my husband. He’s around six foot, salt and pepper hair, wears rectangular, black-rimmed glasses, and has a near genious IQ. (Yes, we are talking Mensa here.) He’s the kindest, most loving man I have ever met. I’ve always felt cherished in our marriage. He’s a great dad, provider, and all around great guy. He’s affectionate, loves his girls to pieces, enjoys hanging out with his family, and actually saved a binky (a pacifier) from each of our girls as a memento. He’s generous, quick to give of his resources, and wants only the best for not only us but for his extended family as well. Part of the reason I fell in love with this guy was because of his big and wonderful family. He’s patient, never loses his temper. In twenty years of marriage, I can honestly say I’ve only seen him get really... Read more →

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Marriage Monday- What Makes a Marriage Christian?

Want this button? Marriage Monday discusses marriage topics the first Monday every month at Chrysalis. Today’s question is: What makes a Marriage Christian? The short answer: Two Christians! As a believer in an unequally yoked marriage, this answer appears apparent. However, I know of many marriages where both spouses have professed their faith and yet they are living unequally yoked. A Christian marriage according to God’s word is two individuals who are living their life for the Lord first, then their spouse and family. Luke 10:27 He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind' ; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' " To love God is our highest priority. Out of the love of the Lord flows love for our spouse, children, and our neighbor. Our relationship with the King through... Read more →

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Sunday Smiles

At Spiritually Unequal Marriage we explore many difficult and serious topics. We can feel overwhelmed with the seriousness of life because our struggles are sometimes enormous. Because of this fact, I want to share the joy of the Lord with you as well. Psalm 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. 'Careful,' he said, 'CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my gosh! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my gosh! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your... Read more →

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