Sister

This is RV with his younger sister . They are both in Grade 2 in Bambang Elementary School.

At school, her sister reads what’s on the board for RV to learn the lesson and write them on his notebook. His best reading distance is 5 cm.

This buddy system enables RV to get to Grade 2, and help him a lot to cope with his primary studies.

This is family, and a picture of sister patiently helping her brother with low vision.

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SAMBA: SEXUALITY AND THE SENSUOUS SPHERE

Excerpts:

The Bible speaks of the heart as the center of a person’s inner life. In the heart, decisions are made and the direction is set as to what spirit we will follow (Jer. 17:10). But God also created us as sensuous beings. To the sensuous belongs everything that we perceive with our senses, including sexual attraction. The scent of a flower, the warmth of the sun, or a baby’s first smile brings us joy. God has given us a great gift in our senses, and if we use them to praise and honor him, they can bring us great happiness.

Yet just as the area of sensuous experience can bring us close to God, it can mislead us and even bring us Into satanic darkness. All too often we tend toward the superficial and miss the might and power of what God could otherwise give us. Too often, in grasping at what we experience with our senses, we forget about God and miss the possibility of experiencing the full depth of his will. “

#sexGodmarrige #johanchristopharnold

Love is not rude

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“Nothing irritates others as quickly as being rude. Rudeness is unnecessary saying or doing things that are unpleasant for another person to be around. To be rude is to act unbecoming, embarrassing, or irritating.

In marriage, this could be a foul mouth, poor table manners, or a habit of making sarcastic quips.

However you look at it, no one enjoy being around a rude person. Rude behavior may seem insignificant to the person doing it, but it’s unpleasant to those on the receiving end.”

#thelovedare #stephenandalexkenricks

Marriage is Life Changing

“The Scriptures say that God designed and created marriage as a good thing. It is a beautiful, priceless gift. He uses marriage to help us eliminate loneliness, multiply our effectiveness, establish families, raise children, enjoy life, and bless us with relational intimacy.

But beyond this marriage also shows us our need to grow and deal with our own issues and self-centeredness through the help of a lifelong partner. If we are teachable, we will learn to do the one thing that is most importnt in marriage – to love.

This powerful union provides the path for you to learn how to love another imperfect person unconditionally.

It is wonderful.

It is life-changine.”

#thelovedare #stephenandalexkendricks

Heroes in the Hospital

Every week, I work with hospital nurses who also need our prayers as they care for the many patients of the hospital.

Just like the patients, they also have their own stories of joy and pain.

They are one of the heroes in the hospital.

I hope that we remember them in our prayers.

Love is thoughtful

“How precious also are your thoughts to me… How vast is the sum of them! I should count them, the would outnumber the sand.” Psalm 139:27

“Love thinks. It’s not a mindless feeling that tides on waves of emotion and falls asleep mentally. It keeps busy in thought, knowing that loving thoughts precede loving actions.”

#thelovedare #stephenalexkendricks

Love is not selfish

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

“We live in the world that promotes “self.” The culture around us teacher us to focus on our appearance feelings, and personal desires as the top priority. The goal, it seems, is to chase the highest level of happiness possible. The danger from this kind of thinking, however, becomes painfully apparent once inside a marriage relationship.

If there were ever a word that basically means the opposite of love, it is selfishness.

When a husband puts his interests, desires, and priorities in front of his wife, that is a sign of selfishness.

When a wife constantly complains about the time and energy she spends meetig the needs of her husband, that’s a sign of selfishness.

But love “does not seek to its own.” (Corinthians 13:5)

#thelovedare #stephen&alexkendrick

Love is Kind

“Do not let kindness and truth leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3:3-4)

“Kindness is love in action.

If patience is how love reacts in order to minimize a negative circumstance, kindness is how love acts to maximize a positive circumstances.

Patience avoids a problem, kindness creates a blessing.

One is preventive, the other proactive.

These two sides of love are the cornerstone of any kind of relationship.”


#thelovedare #stephen&alexkendrick