#MarriagePrayers: John 10:10

Can you believe we're wrapping up our first week? Scott and I both hope you have been encouraged by these posts.  And just in case you missed any, here are the verses we've prayed so far: Matthew 4:19, Romans 8:5-6, Matthew 6:33, John 15:8, Luke 10:42, and 2 Corinthians 5:9.  Today's verse is one of my favorites and I think it's a great way end this first week of #MarriagePrayers. ********** The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: 2 Corinthians 5:9

So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. — 2 Corinthians 5:9 ********** Whether we're at home or away ... That pretty much covers it, huh? Paul is reminding the Corinthians (and us!) the goal is the same no matter where we are: to please Christ. I was thinking about what it means to please Christ, specifically in the context of marriage. I looked at several other passages, some of which we'll be covering later in this series, to find out what ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: John 15:8

Isn't Scott awesome? I loved yesterday's post and am incredibly thankful for his willingness to be a part of this series. He's a keeper, y'all! No doubt about it. ********** By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. — John 15:8 ********** We're fruit lovers at the Underwood house. All three of us. Last weekend, Scott was headed to the grocery store to pick up a few things and asked me if there was anything I else I wanted.  "Bananas," I ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. — Matthew 6:33 ********** But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. — Matthew 6:33, emphasis added Ever find yourself doing something that wasn’t your job because you felt you needed to control it or you could handle it better, only to end up frustrated? In the chapter that brings us ‘The Lord’s Prayer," we find one of the very first ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Romans 8:5-6

Wow, y'all! Thank you for all the kind enthusiasm about this series! We had a busy day yesterday and it was so much fun to see how many of you had connected with our prayer that we'd be faithful to follow Him! This month is going to be amazing, I just know it!! ********** For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Matthew 4:19

In the words of Effie Trinket, "Welcome, welcome, welcome!" I can't even put into words how happy I am you are here. And I have to say, starting this series on a Sunday makes me smile. It seems appropriate somehow to begin this month of focused prayer for our marriages on the day we gather to worship. ********** And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” — Matthew 4:19 ********** I don't like to lead through a crowd. I much, much, much prefer Scott  to be in ... [Read More]