Whatever You Do, Do Well!

Photo  by  Shelley Panzarella  Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. – Ecclesiastes 9:10 NLT Have you ever wondered why you got married? Really, why do we get married, and why did you get married? Was it because it’s what people do, or what was expected of you and the next obvious thing to do in the cycle of life? Or was it because you met this wonderful man (or woman) and couldn’t bear the thought of life without him or her! Was it becasue Continue reading

Will Your Anchor Hold?

 (Photo by  Dorron ) Strong winds of between 60 – 70mph have been beating the South of England this morning. I woke up in the night and had a look out the window to check everything was still standing. And as I did, a thought came to me that if I was well prepared for the stormy winds, I would be sleeping still, and not peeping out of the window. That led me to ask myself, how do I prepare for the storms of life? Indeed, How does one prepare for the storms of life…and of marriage? Will your anchor hold in the storms of Continue reading

The Christmas…and Marriage Plan!

    God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure… …God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ — everything in heaven and on earth. – Ephesians 1: 5, 9 – 10 NLT The next celebration in most countries now is Christmas. There is a lot Continue reading

Be Careful that You Don’t Fall!

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!  – 1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV UK. David H. Petraeus, CIA Director resigned last week from his post after admitting he had an extra-marital affair. The following are excerpts from a statement he made after his resignation, “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.” “… I will always treasure my opportunity Continue reading

My Beloved is Mine!

My beloved is mine and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies –  Songs of Solomon 2:16 KJV One person I admire a lot is Victoria Beckham. Not because of her famous pout, her fashion sense, her ability or inability to sing, but for the manner in which she has been able to keep her family and her marriage. I am sure that like all of us, her marriage must be full of challenges. For example, the stress of maintaining a career, having to make money for the family or spend it, female fans adoring her husband, that allegation Continue reading

The Best is Yet to Come!

The 2012 US Presidential elections have come to an end and Barack Obama has been re-elected to serve as President for a second term after defeating Mitt Romney. Delivering his victory speech, Obama thanked his Vice President, his wife, his daughters and all his campaign team and volunteers. While thanking Michelle, his wife of 20 years, he said, “And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly:  Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America Continue reading

Learn to Forgive; life is so short!

…all people should learn to forgive; since life is so short, things are so much better if you forgive – Cristiano  Ronaldo. Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo recently appeared on Italian television show – ‘C’e posta per te’ (I have a letter for you) – to help a feuding mother and daughter restore their relationship. The mother had sent the daughter to live with her dad due to financial reasons. The daughter wasn’t happy about this and it caused the two of them to fall out. The mother then wrote a letter to the daughter which was delivered by Ronaldo on Continue reading