Building great people, because great people build great families and great families build great communities.
To God be the glory!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 17: Love promotes intimacy

He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9 NIV

Determine to guard your mate’s secrets (unless they are dangerous to them or to you) and to pray for them. Talk with your spouse, and resolve to demonstrate love in spite of these issues. Really listen to them when they share personal thoughts and struggles with you. Make them feel safe.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 16: Love Intercedes

Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. III John 2

Begin praying today for your spouse’s heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire for God to work in your spouse’s life and in your marriage.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 15: Love is honorable

Live with your wives in an understanding way . . . and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life. 1 Peter 3:7

Choose a way to show honor and respect to your spouse that is above your normal routine. It may be holding the door for her. It might be putting his clothes away for him. It may be the way you listen and speak in your communication. Show your mate that he or she is highly esteemed in your eyes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 14: Love takes delight

Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life.
Ecclesiastes 9:9 HCSB

Purposefully neglect an activity you would normally do so you can spend quality time with your spouse. Do something he or she would love to do or a project they’d really like to work on. Just be together.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 13: Love fights fair

If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
Mark 3:25

Talk with your spouse about establishing healthy rules of engagement. If your mate is not ready for this, then write out your own personal rules to “fight” by. Resolve to abide by them when the next disagreement occurs.If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 12: Love lets the other win

Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4

Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 11: Love cherishes

Husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. Ephesians 5:28

What need does your spouse have that you could meet today? Can you run an errand? Give a back rub or foot massage? Is there housework you could help with? Choose a gesture that says, “I cherish you” and do it with a smile.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 10: Love is unconditional

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Do something out of the ordinary today for your spouse—something that proves (to you and to them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Wash her car. Clean the kitchen. Buy his favorite dessert. Fold the laundry. Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being their partner in marriage.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 9: Love makes good impressions

Greet one another with a kiss of love. 1 Peter 5:14

TODAY’S DARE Think of a specific way you’d like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm. Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


We have started posting a forty day journey to improve your marriage / relationship. It cannot be taken lightly. It is a challenging and often difficult process, but an incredibly fulfilling one. To take this dare requires a resolute mind and a steadfast determination. It is not meant to be sampled or briefly tested, and those who quit early will forfeit the greatest benefits. If you will commit to a day at a time for forty days, the results could change your life, and your marriage. Consider it a dare, from others who have done it before you.

As you can see we are through the first week, however you can easily scroll down through the older posts to Day 1. Enjoy!

Day 8: Love is not jealous

Love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire. Song of Solomon 8:6 NIV

Determine to become your spouse’s biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help you set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday’s list of negative attributes and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or she recently enjoyed.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 7: Love believes the best

[Love] believes all things, hopes all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7

For today’s dare, get two sheets of paper. On the first one, spend a few minutes writing out positive things about your spouse. Then do the same with negative things on the second sheet. Place both sheets in a secret place for another day. There is a different purpose and plan for each. At some point during the remainder of the day, pick a positive attribute from the first list and thank your spouse for having this characteristic.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 6: Love is not irritable

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. Proverbs 16:32

Choose today to react to tough circumstances in your marriage in loving ways instead of with irritation. Begin by making a list below of areas where you need to add margin to your schedule. Then list any wrong motivations that you need to release from your life.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 5: Love is not rude

He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be reckoned a curse to him. Proverbs 27:14

Ask your spouse to tell you three things that cause him or her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 4: Love is thoughtful

How precious also are Your thoughts to me. . . .How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. Psalm 139:17–18

Contact your spouse sometime during the business of the day. Have no agenda other than asking how he or she is doing and if there is anything you could do for them.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 3: Love is Not Selfish

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor. Romans 12:10

Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become more important to you. It’s hard to care for something you are not investing in. Along with restraining from negative comments, buy your spouse something that says, “I was thinking of you today.”

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 2: Love is Kind

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

In addition to saying nothing negative to your spouse again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 1: Love is Patient

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 NIV

The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It’s better to hold your tongue than to say something you’ll regret

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Acts of Random Kindness

Good Morning Saints

As some of you may know it has become my "Mission" to bless (at random) different business locations in Osoyoos. My plan is simple - I go get several boxes of Timbits and drop them off at locations the Lord lays on my heart - I leave the box with an ARK card and a "Happy Tuesday". It started out as two boxes a week and grew to three. I have "Tagged", Home Building Centre, Good Shepherd School, Osoyoos Medical Centre, RCMP Detachment, OK Tire, Post Office, Town Admin Office, Sonora Centre, Osoyoos Elementry School and the Osoyoos Times. Some have been tagged more than once.... several comments have returned to us via e-mail - comments such as:

"Thanks for the free coffee this morning! It was indeed a pleasant surprise !
May God continue to bless you and your ministry."

"Wow, thanks for the ARK today - not sure if I want to share them, but I will. I will definately keep the ARK going!"

Aaron the manager noticed that I come in every Tuesday and buy TimBits, he thought what we were doing was great - He commented that he wished there were more people like us (good testimony PTL) however this Tuesday as I went to get my three boxes there was an extra box - Aaron ARKed me! He smiled at me and said "I want in on what you are doing".... cool hey?

Saints we must remember that both Good and evil increase at compound interest.
In other words the smallest good act today can in a few months lead you to go on to victories you never dreamed of.

FYI - Many people spend upwards to $2000.00 to go on a one week mission's trip - at $10.00 a week (3 boxes) I can have a fun filled mission's adventure every week of the year for under $600.00.... "I'm love'n it, to God be the Glory"

Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

God bless you all for who you are in Him - P Ed

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Application of Christ’s Second Coming

Ten "R"s as a result of our prophetic knowledge.

1. Refrain from judging others: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God. I Corinthians 4:5

2 Remember the Lord’s table: For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. I Corinthians 11:26

3. Respond to life spiritually: If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ m God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3: 1- 4

4. Relate to one another in love: And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. I Thessalonians 3:12-13

5. Restore the bereaved: But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. I Thessalonians 4:13-18

6. Recommit ourselves to the ministry: I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. II Timothy 4:1-2

7. Refuse to neglect church: And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

8. Remain steadfast: Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8

9. Renounce sin in our lives: And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him. I John 2:28-29

10. Reach the lost: Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Jude 2:1-23