The Sweetest Love Story

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Christian based letters to my Grandgirls

Hey my girls, I’m so excited to see all of you on Christmas Day. Make sure you dress warm and get ready for a new Grands picture. Your Nana needs an update. 🙂

Today, I am so excited to share an amazing podcast.  It is a podcast by Sadie Robertson. She is daughter to Willie and granddaughter of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.

In this podcast, Sadie interviews her fiancee. It is their dating story and a closeup look of her dearly loved Christian Huff.

At the end of this note, I will give you a link to the podcast. Just know it is super heart touching. I’m just sharing a few bits from the interview. But there are tons of treasures found in this podcast. I really hope you take time to listen and be blessed by a couple who are being used of God to touch lives everywhere. It’s so-o-o-o-o GOOD!

Christian gives his testimony of being raised in a Christian home, but he did not have a true relationship with Jesus. He shares the incident that wrecked him and how his life changed from that moment on.

Christian’s favorite saying, “If it breaks Gods heart what makes you think it will fulfill yours?”

Sadie asks Christian, “What does it mean to be Intentional in our relationship?” Intentionality protects the heart. Sadie shares how Christian’s intentionality in pursuing her built a foundation of security and strength.

Christian and Sadie are strong in two very different ways. They are each confident in what God has called them to do. There is no competition only support for each other’s giftedness.

Sadie shares this quote. “If you want an easy life, don’t follow Jesus. If you want a great life, follow Jesus every day of your life.” Nicky Gumbel.

Here is the link: Intentionality Protects the Heart. ENJOY and let me know how and if this podcast touched you as it did me. You will find more of her podcasts on this link page. I am checking them out, how about you?

I LOVE you all – Goo-goo-plex!

Nana 

50 Things I want my Daughter to Know

Girls, I just read the MOST amazing blog.  I LOVE this and want to pass it on to you.

Here are three of the 50 things Rick Thomas want’s his daughter to know …  Nuggets of pure gold, and sound wisdom!  If she listens to this wisdom … she will be so fulfilled in her life and marriage.  Take a moment and let these thoughts permeate your being.  Pray God opens the eyes of your spiritual understanding:

1. Don’t just marry a Christian. Christians are a dime a dozen. Marry a person who acts like Jesus. When you line up the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), there should be little difference between your boyfriend and Jesus. That’s the guy of your dreams. Any other kind of man will be a nightmare.

2. Boys are not as strong and invincible as they would want you to believe. If you don’t learn the “book” before you fall in love with the “cover,” you’ll be disappointed with the content.

3. Don’t spend your teenage years primarily playing sports, or anything else that you will not be doing when you’re fifty. Spend the best part of your days practicing the things you will be doing (and should be doing) for the rest of your life. Your hobbies, whether in your teen or adult years, should not be your primary focus. (Unless you can make a living doing your hobby.)

Click the link below to read more …

https://rickthomas.net/50-things-i-want-my-daughter-to-know/

How to find a Good Man, Personality Traits Vs. Character

 Christian based letters to my Grandgirls 

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Hi Girlies,  It’s been a busy season.  A season filled with family time, birthdays and lots of fun!  I so enjoyed being with you and celebrating the JOY we experience because we serve Jesus.

Today I want to share an article I just read by one of my favorite Christian writers, Henry Cloud. I’ve highlighted some of his awesome comments in this post. As you read this article, make sure you look not only at the person you are dating or want to date.  Open your eyes, test your own heart.  Do you see the character qualities needed to sustain a long-term relationship?

Henry’s words are pure gold girlies.  You’ll need to click on the link below to read more.

“Most people who date are looking for preferences rather than character. I hear people say, I want someone who’s witty. I want someone who likes to hike. I want someone who is ambitious in their career. I want someone who is good looking. I want someone who reads a lot. I want someone who is physically strong. These preferences are superficial and will not hold a couple together.

The things that cause relationships to end are things like

  • being a bad listener
  • Having unrealistic expectations
  • Irresponsible spending
  • Lack of emotional identification
  • Inability to just be real
  • Temper flare-ups
  • Perfectionism
  • Tendencies toward controlling behavior

We often rationalize these character flaws as personality quirks even though they are red flags.  When you contrast that with the comparatively lightweight nature of the criteria that we select people by — the kind of superficial traits that comprise our tastes — it starts to seem like dangerously shortsighted behavior.

What good is a witty person who can’t make you feel safe?

What good is an ambitious, career-driven person if they can’t be real with you?

What good is a person who reads a lot but doesn’t hear a word you say?

What good is a handsome or beautiful person if they are conceited, self-centered or blow up every time they don’t get their way?

Are your concrete, but ultimately superficial preferences preventing you from dating someone who could be great for you?

You will save yourself a whole lot of heartache if you consider the kinds of things you’re NOT looking for with the same weight of the things you find attractive.

Above all girls, pray that God opens your eyes to the man He has for you.  A man filled with character with a passion for God.

To read the rest of Henry Cloud’s wise words, go to his article entitled:

The Difference Between What You Want And What You Think You Want In Dating