Marriage

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‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Marriage (matrimony, wedlock), is a recognized union between two people, also called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them. Throughout history, different cultures and religions have defined their own rules. In our country, marriage rates have been declining, but the most popular month for weddings is June. My daughter does custom wedding paintings (can even do them live) that create keepsakes for years to come.
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http://www.sincerelysarahstudios.com

Mother’s Day

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‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Mother’s Day
Our modern Mother’s Day started in the US in the early twentieth century and is a day set aside to recognize and honor all mothers. But the essence of honoring one’s mother was displayed by the young man in the above painting. He was celebrating his high school graduation at the beach where he ultimately gave his life while saving his mother from drowning. My daughter painted his portrait and presented it to his mother the following Mother’s Day. Truly he honored his mother with the ultimate sacrifice.

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Friend

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‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Friend

A friend is another person with whom there is a bond of mutual affection and trust. In the perfect form, being a friend is a daunting task—it requires such love and respect and sacrifice. Perhaps that is why I really dislike the term, “just friends”, which often means “not friends”; and, I believe a true friend is a precious treasure.
One of the best descriptions of a true friend is that person who walks in when everyone else walks out—they will always be there for you.

Mama

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‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:12‬ ‭ESV

March 12 is my mother’s birthday. Today I honor her in Heaven for sacrificing so much for me and for loving me enough to make me fiercely independent. There are so many precious memories, but one stands out above all other. My older brother died of melanoma at age 24 just 3 weeks before Christmas and my mother, along with my father, made sure that Christmas was extra special for everyone else. That kind of courage and love defined my mother and I am indeed thankful.

Home

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When I think of home, I envision a safe place where I have freedom to be myself and not worry about the outside world. At home, I am loved for just being me. Unfortunately not everyone experiences this ideal situation, but ultimately I believe we all desire to belong to such a place. Our Hope is that one day we will go to our Eternal Home and experience that forever.

Clarity

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“Let every word you speak be drenched with grace and tempered with truth and clarity. For then you will be prepared to give a respectful answer to anyone who asks about your faith.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

When you seek God with all your heart and all your soul and all your might, He manifests Truth and Peace and Love. We can only have this clarity with His Divine intervention. I have come to realize my life is tenuous, and I need Him to save me from myself. I can see clearly now—that’s clarity.

Soul Mate

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“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Many people believe that they will feel “complete” once they have found their soulmate. This “only one” person is “meant to be” and will satisfy all their desires.
Some psychologists state that believing that a soulmate exists specifically for a person is an unrealistic expectation.
Certainly our Creator has a plan and He certainly creates souls that mate.