At Home With Arabah~ Weekend links, videos, and just good stuff
After ten years of alcohol-fueled abuse and neglect, the Garcia’s marriage was over. Their home was broken and there was no hope left…
…Until those five days in jail and a surrender to God that changed everything.
If you need more than pink popcorn and a fairy tale story this Valentine’s Day, this real life tale is for you: Rich in Love: When God Rescues Messy People
And when you realize that God wants YOU to spill love over, lavish and generous and messy and scary… well, you come up with a blue print. The blue print of love that we can all play a part in:
Just $5 for a Community Vegetable Garden?
How about a worthy read for the heart…at can’t-miss prices? Yes! Grab a warm blanket and curl up with some great reads this weekend…
The true life story of tragedy and hope. After losing their spouses only weeks apart, Michael and Gina find love after loss. The Color of Rain illuminates the stepping-stones of loss and healing that ultimately led to a joyful new life for Michael, Gina, and their five children. Their path was filled with grief, laughter, and a willingness to be restored to a new and even better life, despite the inevitable resistance they faced.
Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Dr. Kevin Leman
($.99 through 2/14)
“Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply.” Gary Thomas writes on marriage as an instrument to discovering God’s character and revealing His purposes. I’m looking forward to reading this one!
Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story
($3.99 through 2/16)
“Did Ken realize what he was getting into when he proposed to Joni, a quadriplegic woman? As their marriage years moved on, Ken became increasingly overwhelmed by the never-ceasing demands of caring for Joni, who begins to experience chronic, extreme, nightmarish pain. Ken sinks into depression, and the couple finds themselves on parallel tracks in life, married and living under the same roof but drifting apart emotionally.
But as they fight for their marriage and find their way through the mazes of depression and pain, they wrap their two lives around their rock—Jesus. During Ken’s denial of Joni’s diagnosis, and Joni’s thoughts of how wonderful a quick exit to heaven would be, they experience a personal visitation with the savior you will never forget.”
Because of the Gospel, we can love. We can. Our sin issue is dealt with and we can live holy and set apart and we can run with the torch of Christ and we can change the world.
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends. May we each live lavishly loved today.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.”