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Most of you know from my speaking or from things I have said in these Tips that I have a brain injury. Well, since I bumped my head it has become very difficult for me to read.I once was a much bigger reader than I am now. That old person has turned into an audio book guy who still loves books but reads very little written word. I have the Bible on audio. I enjoy books on audio but reading has become difficult.
However, there is one blog that I read from start to finish every week. The reason this is a Marriage Tip is because my wife Carol and I are both avid fans of this blog and can’t get enough of it.And besides being a great encouragement in our individual lives, this blog ministers to us as a married couple.
Ever feel like your life is small and you are stuck in a rut?
Into your life steps Chris and Megan Rea, the writers of The No Small Life blog.
Refreshing. Challenging. Godly. Grace Filled. Fashion Conscious and so very encouraging.
These two love Jesus with all their hearts. They are familiar with deep suffering and they are committed to lifting people out of the pits the enemy has them stuck in.
I am very careful about things I recommend.
Carol and I highly recommend No Small Life.
I get no kickbacks for making this recommendation, just a deep satisfaction that many of you will start being greatly encouraged by Chris and Megan’s ministry.
Consider taking a minute to browse through the titles of their past posts and see what jumps out at you.
Here’s the link to their website, you can subscribe if you like at the top of the page: No Small Life
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Accountability Part 1: One of the single most powerful ways God has touched me, healed me and grown me is through accountability. I have had the same accountability partner since high school and have met with him on Mondays in person, on the phone or over breakfast, since about that time.
Johnny Mathers has helped me be a better father, husband and man of God. He knows me inside and out and doesn’t let me get away with anything.
He does this by asking me tough questions and praying with me. Also John and I have a penalty system set up so that if we mess up, it costs us something.
John, thank you so much for the way you love me and everyone around you! You are a true servant of God and a very faithful friend. You are a man who has experienced great suffering and has stayed true to the Lord every step of the way. I have thanked God time and time again that He has brought Cathy into your life. A great wife is truly a gift from the Lord!
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When I was growing up there was this big messy box of all our family pictures.
Turned out the only time it got shuffled through was when a graduation, wedding or funeral came around.
Carol and I saw early on in our marriage that this could easily be the direction we headed in. So we wanted to try to put a little effort toward maybe doing something different.
Carol started scrap booking our photos.
I started making a slideshow out of the years favorite pics and then putting them to one song.
As the years rolled on, the family worked together to make a five-minute Family Vacation Video put to one song.
I want to encourage you today, to do something special with your memories so you can enjoy them as you go.
Recently a good friend told us her pictures are all organized into different boxes. When the grandkids come over they have a box of each grandchild’s pictures and the kids often ask Grandma if they can look through their specific box and they cherish that.
Some of you are thinking, “I could do that.”
Scrap Books. Special Event Videos. Slideshows. Unique Boxes. Grab on to something and go for it! Enjoy your memories as you go. The Lord saw that messy box of photos and those random digital images piling up and He said, “It is not good.”
So He created Shutterfly and iMovie.