Thought For The Day 03/20/14

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Kindred Spirits

 

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Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.  

Barnett R. Brickner

http://www.quotegarden.com/marriage.html

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When you begin writing a blog, you instantly become a member of a brand new club where you are given the opportunity of meeting thousands and thousands of new colleagues and friends. It is something I am embracing with each comment to my posts I moderate and each new follower I am lucky enough to find that wants to subscribe to my postings every day. “Keziah28”, who publishes a blog here on wordpress (http://kezi.wordpress.com/) is one of those kindred spirits that are somehow other directed into our lives. Her blogs are wonderful, based on specific scripture passages that embrace the idea she is looking to impart for the particular post she is scripting. I discovered one of her gems which I just have to share with you all. The title says it all and although we really need to credit the Almighty for His inspired verses, Kezi is the genius who managed to combine their message into one cohesive group. I did include the bible verses quoted here from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) of the Bible!

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TEN BIBLICAL RULES FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE!

1.     Never bring up mistakes of the past.

 Jesus said:  Don’t judge others, and God won’t judge you. Don’t be hard on others, and God won’t be hard on you. Forgive others, and God will forgive you.

Luke 6:37

2.     Neglect the whole world rather than each other.

What will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself?

Mark 8:36

     3.     Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.

Don’t get so angry that you sin. Don’t go to bed angry

Ephesians 4:26

4.     At least once a day, say something complimentary to your spouse.

Kind words are good medicine, but deceitful words can really hurt.

Proverbs 15:4

5.     Never meet without an affectionate welcome. 

Kiss me tenderly! Your love is better than wine,

Song of Solomon 1:2

6. “For richer or poorer”- rejoice in every moment that God has given you together.

A simple meal with love is better than a feast where there is hatred.

Proverbs 15:17

7.     If you have a choice between making yourself or your mate look good, choose your mate.

Do all you can for everyone who deserves your help

Proverbs 3:27

8.     If they’re breathing, your mate will eventually offend you. Learn to forgive.

So be careful what you do. Correct any followers of mine who sin, and forgive the ones who say they are sorry. Even if one of them mistreats you seven times in one day and says, “I am sorry,” you should still forgive that person

Luke 17:3-4

9.     Don’t use faith, the Bible or God as a hammer.

1God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!

John 3:17

10.     Let love be your guidepost.

Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

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My dear friends, we must love each other. Love comes from God, and when we love each other, it shows that we have been given new life. We are now God’s children, and we know him. God is love, and anyone who doesn’t love others has never known him.

1 John 4: 7-8 CEV

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About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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