All things work together for the good

Romans 8:28 “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God; those who are called according to His purpose.”

 

I missed a day…I put my nose in a book last night and read it cover to cover!  It was a very eye opening fictional account of a young girl who is tricked into a horrible life of sex trafficking. 

Rescuing Hope by my friend Susan Norris is a book that every parent and teen girl should read.  We live in one of the most popular hubs for sex trafficking of minors and it is an epidemic in many countries, but especially here in the Atlanta area.  My eyes were opened to many things. 

Yet another reason to hold onto those you love a little bit tighter!  Love is more than a word it is an action.  We can all say that we love someone.  Words without actions are pointless.  Today I am giving you 2 challenges, since I missed it yesterday, I am keeping them current on facebook.  Feel free to follow me on there!  Yesterdays challenge was to touch someone you love.  It can be a simple brush of the cheek, a holding of hands or a passing touch. Physical contact is a love language of lots of people, touch them so they feel love. Today’s challenge was to show someone you love them through your actions.  Anyone can say the words, but today do something to show those you love. Cook a favorite meal, clean something without being asked, rub their shoulders, find something that shows ones you love, love through action.  

 

You can change the way you love.  It takes effort, time and commitment!  I know so many people who have spouses who have decided to walk away from their marriages.  They now have devastated children and completely broken hearts.  Quite frankly it makes me angry!  What I wouldn’t give to have a marriage to fight for.  Adam was taken by cancer way to soon.  I challenge you to love, honor and cherish your spouse and children.  You never know when they will be gone.

By Laurel Austin Henson

Laurel spent 8 months caring for her first husband after being diagnosed with cancer in 2010. He passed away at 33, leaving behind a daughter of 7 and 5 year old twin boys. After sowing millions of tears, Laurel sought out God daily and began to plan for a life of being a single mother, but ready to raise their children in faith, hope and love. God gave her more than she could have ever imagined when she brought Matt into her life, along with his 2 children. He was recently divorced and the providence of God had been leading up to this life for more than 20 years! Now Laurel is reaping joy with Matt and their 5 beautiful children. Thanks be to God for all the beauty created from the ashes of death and divorce.

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