I recently had the honor to facility a bible study on marriage and intimacy. I was so excited. As a therapist and counselor it was right up my alley. Of course I could do this, I was armed and ready! Boy did I have a lot to learn. I take heart and delight that I am married to my best friend, and although we've had our marital moments, he is my rock. Quickly I discovered, I had a lot to learn, a lot to forgive, and a whole lot to communicate. I was loving my man, but not the way God designed for me to love him. Passion Pursuit by Linda Dillow is amazing. It showed me how to love my man the way he needed to be loved, to love him with Gods love, to trust him, to give him all of me.
Most importantly, I have learned that by loving this man how God designed, I was honoring God, and steadying my heart for happiness that I could have never imagined. I could go on for days about how this has changed me and my marriage, but I'm smart, and made you guys a cliff notes version. But honestly if you read nothing else in the next year please pick up this study, you wont be sorry.
We all want to be better, healthier, and stronger. We may have a gym, or workout buddy, routine that we love. But then life happens. We get busy, and side tracked and our days best intentions to workout has been forgotten. I'm going to let you guys in on a little something. It only takes 10 minutes. It will get your blood going and definitely counts as a workout.
I call it the 5-4-3
5 sit ups
3 push ups
Now you're saying that sounds way to easy. Here's the catch, do it for 10 minutes as many reps as possible. One cycle of 5-4-3 counts as a rep.
No excuses 10 minutes, and you can do this anywhere without equipment. So get moving!!
As always I'm not a professional, and please consult a doctor before starting any workout regimen.
Until next time lovelies💋
Bad days will come and go, but one thing that pulls me through is music. Worship music does so much for me. I can lay at His feet and let it all out. Here's my favorite rain day song. What's yours?
"Carry each other's burden's, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. " ~Galatians 6:2
We all know her, she's the one we've gotten use to being at every event, function, book club, coffee date...she's that girl. Then slowly we notice she cancelled her RSVP, she wasn't at the gym last week, she's stopped responding to text or phone calls. Then a few weeks go by and you catch a glimpse of her, dark circles, tired and just a shadow of the friend we use to know. Then the rumors, and assumptions start. But why? Why did we never think to keep texting, stop by with a cup of coffee, send a note in the mail, or just plain ask?
A few times in my life I've been on both ends of this. I've been the one who should have answered the call but didn't, and the one waiting. Waiting for help, waiting for honesty, waiting for a prayer partner. We are called to be better than this, over and over again in the New Testament we hear Christ and Paul reference the need for authentic community. That we will all stumble, and we will all need to be called out in love on our actions. Before I lose you to the "Great, but you need to depend on Jesus", I agree. But I respond to you with, "were we not called to this?" Called to walk a mile or two with our sisters and brothers? Note that I say a mile or two, because after all this is their journey, their salvation walk and we can not carry it for them. But we can bring a cup of coffee, pray for one another, sit in silence so they know they are not alone. I challenge you this week to send a note to two friends that have been on your heart, but you've failed with the follow through. This world isn't going to get any better by typing "Amen" under a Facebook post. It gets better when we obey. Carry the load, step out in love, and make your corner just a little bit brighter.