02.14.19 Wacky Wonderful Valentine’s Day

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LOVE IS A GIFT
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When you say I love you, know you are making and building an emotional contract that doesn’t have a witness.

When you say I love you, you must know you are willing to share with someone your inner part.

When you say I love you, be willing to change to someone else’s personality.

When you say I love you, know you are willing to live with two hearts.

When you say I love you, know you are willing to share dreams, happiness, sadness, jokes and your future.

Love is a way to graduate in life characterized by happiness, sadness, pain, dreams and tears.

Love is a gift.

Love is you.

Feelings are not love, because feelings are what grow and things that grow have an end.

The heart is not where love resides, because love comes from conscious being where God intervenes.

Love is not a decision you take alone because love is a decision that includes God.

Imagination is not love because it’s something that doesn’t exist.

Build love, build yourself, be love.

valentine_divider_0910-ways-to-lovevalentine_divider_09WATCH THIS ONE OF A KIND LOVE STORY!
We love because He first loved us 1 John 4:19

The scriptures in this beautiful video are somewhat paraphrased, but I can assure you that the overall message is truly God’s Love Letter to His Children – Christians. It’s called The Bible – God’s Holy Word. If you don’t know him as your Father and want to know more about His amazing love and grace I urge you to open your Bible or ask me for one. Your life will be forever changed!

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Click on the photo below to watch the video!

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valentine_divider_09valentines pigletvalentine_divider_09 VALENTINES withdrawal and depositARE YOU GIVING FIRST OR TAKING? By Ron Carpenter

The Bible teaches us a lot about the relationships in our home,
about how wives are to submit to husbands and husbands are to love your wives,
children obey your parents,
parents don’t exacerbate your children and provoke wrath.
It goes on to instruct us outside the home as well,
when it says employees and employers should honor each other as unto the Lord…
This entire section (Ephesians 5) is giving us insight and admonishing about what mutual submission, with the right perspective and the right heart, looks like.

It touches on all these relationships, but if you break it down, in essence it‘s talking about mutual submission throughout. In other words, God is not asking or calling for any relationships to be one-sided. God wants equity in your relationships, and a relationship starts breaking down when one person is making more withdrawals than deposits.

Here’s what happens when one person in a relationship starts making more withdrawals than deposits: What happens to your ATM machine if you deposit a thousand dollars in the beginning of the month, and you pull twelve hundred out? By the time you get to the two hundred its got to either kick your overdraft in gear (which you pay a price for), or it’s going to be negative two hundred or when you drained the one thousand. Either way, it’s saying, “this account is empty, you’ve taken too much and not put enough in.” A lot of marriages today are shocked when they find themselves coming up against ‘account empty’ as if it’s unfair to not be able to make a one-time deposit and then withdraw, withdraw, withdraw, take, take, take.

What’s happening? Simply put, you’re trying to withdraw way more than you’re willing to first put into the relationship. That’s not how God began His relationship with you. He loved us so much, He gave (His only begotten son). So God started the relationship with you by loading up your account so high, He put something in you that was so big and so valuable, you could never out give His giving. When I have a lot of good days in a row and a string of successes, I can weather the storm of a bad day, a bad decision, a bad experience, because the good, the successes, outweigh the failures and disappointments.

valentine_divider_09THIS WEEK’S THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS!

LOVING COUPLES – THEN AND NOW PHOTOS!

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Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

02.11.14 Not working at Disney and free Valentine’s cards

happiest place on earthEarly on in our travels I wrote about our desire to work at Disney World and have been asked by a few friends if we applied when we were in Florida.  I want to share with you that we decided not to pursue a Disney job.

We’ve loved our many visits to Mickey’s World and the surrounding parks, however our last visit told us we are not at a place in our life to work there.  Our reasons are very simple:

–We’ve seen as much of it as we want to see, as many times as we want to (unless of course if Chip makes a ton of money and wants to bring us back there someday to help with the little ones!).

–It costs around $1,000 in diesel for us to go to Disney and back to Louisiana which far outweighs the free passes we’d get for working there.

–Between working in Minnesota at the Resort and working one week at Southeastern’s Textbook Rentals I realize my optimum working environment involves sitting at a desk and working on a computer and not the strenuous life of a Disney worker!

So that’s, that!

We are in Robertsdale, Alabama for the next two weeks at Wilderness RV Park.  We drove into Spanish Fort and Daphne, Alabama today to go to Walgreens, the bank and see what the areas is like.  We stopped at a food pantry I’d like to volunteer some time at.  If they want me I’ll let ya’ll know how that goes!

valentines-day-6Roy and I have discovered a really cheap way to give greeting cards to each other.  We’re almost always together now and we don’t have an opportunity to shop for a card alone.  We started picking out a card for each other when we’re in Walgreens.  When we’ve found just the right one we then let each other read theirs.  We give each other a kiss and put the cards back in the rack!!!  No money spent but we’ve expressed to each other our feelings for whatever occasion. Talk about money saving!!! You should have seen the sweet Valentine’s card he showed me today!!!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!