Say It!-I love You

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Often time we assume that the people who are close to us should automatically know how we feel about them. Often men are categorized as not being good at expressing themselves as if connects to their feelings. Some of most amazing people and me I know don’t have a problem with that at all. Saying I love you when it’s least expected can calm so many things in a persons life. Saying I love you when the person is acting in such a way, that it seems something else should be said-this too can make a difference.

The power of love is evident when we look at how it changed our lives, once we were introduced to the love of God. Even thoes who are good at showing their love still should aim to use the words. Today people are so wrapped in thinking that they need to be in a relationship to feel loved. I decided to make love cards and scrolls for the people I knew who wasn’t in a relationship. I wanted to remind them that they’re loved and someone is thinking about them today. That type of consideration for another person comes from God. And because He loves them so much he placed them on someone else’s heart- to say I love you.

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Prayer: God I thank you for another day that you have allowed us to see, we know that some didn’t make it but you allowed us to. We thank you. Lord thank you for your love and forgiveness. Thank you for loving us even in our unlovable times. Thank you for showing us through the sacrifice of your only son. God I come to you right now in the name of Jesus, asking that you mend the broken hearted today. God I ask that the lonely is visited, the hurting is compforted, the mistreated is appreciated, the depressed is lifted. Touch us and help us to touch someone else through your love. God we thank you that when relationships fade,friends and family let us down, kids dissapoint, choloates are gone and others expressions of love deminishes- your love is there. Whenever we need to hear we are loved we can hear you say, Beloved( just be loved of God)!

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Rekindled Romance-Romantic Gestures

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3 Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. 4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanonlooking toward Damascus. 5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses. 6 How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights! 7 Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit. 8 I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like the clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples.9 and your mouth like the best wine. May the wine go straight to my lover, flowing gently over lips and teeth. 10 I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me. 11 Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages. 12 Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom— there I will give you my love. 13 The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my lover. (Song of Solomon 7:9-13)

Can you believe that this is scripture? Sounds like a sexy novel.  Keeping in mind that our marriages shouldn’t be sexless, our passion and romance for our spouses shouldn’t be non existent. After being married for a few years it is easy to forget about the romantic gestures that came so natural in the time prior. It is easy to take the one you married and love for granted. When you add jobs, kids and life in the mix sometimes couples put their love lives on hold. Although it’s easy to let the flame go out in our marriages we have to be intentional about rekindling the romance. Of course we shouldn’t only express our love during the month of February alone. But if you have noticed that the fire behind your romance has fizzled in your marriage, here are a few things that Could help us rekindle the romance in our marriages.

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  1. Write a poem.*
  2. Cook a romantic dinner.
  3. Give a full-body massage.
  4. Pack a sunset picnic.
  5. Pick wildflowers on the way home.
  6. Give dark chocolates.
  7. Read(Song of Solomon together) lol*
  8. Prepare strawberries with fondue chocolate.
  9. Leave little love notes everywhere.*
  10. Send a love email every day.
  11. Take a moonlit walk.(when it warms up lol)*
  12. Snuggle together while watching romantic movies.
  13. Watch something your spouse enjoys while snuggling
  14. Take a bath together (use bubbles!).*
  15. Bring home good coffee or a decadent sweet.
  16. Take a walk down memory lane — visit some of the special places from your early days of dating.*
  17. Make warm chocolate cake for dessert. To do body painting
  18. Make a scrapbook with photos, mementos, and little notes from your lives together.*
  19. Kiss in the rain.(or snow lol)
  20. Ride a ferris wheel.
  21. Sneak away from a party and make out.
  22. Bring home great take-out, and light some candles.
  23. Fix something or fix up the house just to make your partner happy.*
  24. Take a nap together.
  25. Kiss slowly, touching his or her back and neck and nape — just to tease
  26. Make a list of everything you love about him or her.*
  27. Write a love letter. And publish it in your local paper.*
  28. Go to a movie, ignore the movie, and make out like teen-agers.
  29. Groom yourself, and try to look good for your partner.
  30. Take some quiet time and talk about your day.
  31. Write little notes, one for each way he or she drives you crazy.
  32. Feed each other grapes.
  33. Recreate your partner’s favorite romantic movie scene.
  34. Pretend you’re going on a first date — show up at the door with flowers, all dressed up, with your car washed and cleaned, looking spiffy. Recreate the first time.
  35. Create a little box with a bunch of your partner’s favorite things inside.
  36. Try some sexy role-playing. Get dressed up, be daring, have fun.*
  37. Give a little token to your partner to wear, and say it’s to remind him or her all day that you love them.
  38. Sing a favorite song to him or her. Only do this if you can sing fairly well.
  39. Have dinner on the roof, with some candles. This doesn’t work if your roof slopes sharply.( or if the climate isn’t perfect)*
  40. Hold hands, and walk somewhere with lots of pretty lights.
  41. Say I love you. In a different way, every day.
  42. Blindfold your partner. Use a feather. Slowly.
  43. Declare your love, very publicly.*
  44. Take sexy photos that only your spouse will see. (be careful) lol

Lovely Treats

If your’re having a party with friends, yourself, parents or spouse here are a few lovely treats to put on the menu. It’s always a great idea to be hands on.  This shows that you have taken the time and preparation to show and express your love. Try some lovely treats that are simple yet thoughtful.

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Fruit Cup Parfait

Directions
Toss 1/2 cup raspberries with 1 tablespoon chocolate liqueur; layer with crumbled brownies and chocolate ice cream in 2 glasses. Top with whipped cream and more raspberries.

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Fruit Kebobs

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup(s) (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup(s) heavy (whipping) cream
  • 2 tablespoon(s) light corn syrup

Orange Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup(s) (8 oz) fat-free sour cream
  • 3 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) freshly grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh orange juice
  •  You also need: Sixteen 10- to 12-in. wooden skewers

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Chocolate Covered(strawberries,cherries,pretzels)

INGREDIENTS

1 lb large ripe strawberries(cherries or pretzels)
1/2 lb (8 oz) chopped chocolate or chocolate chips – milk, semi sweet or dark
1/4 lb (4 oz) white chocolate (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts – pecans or almonds (optional)

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Bags of gummy fishes-card on the inside that says different things like,”I saw you and I was hooked.”

Make something with a personal touch.  I enjoy things that are made rather than bought. It means a lot for someone to take time to show you they care. You don’t have to be the best cook to make lovely treats.

Something About Mary-Time Well Spent

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Luke 10:38-42 

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

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Mary Made A Choice Of Love Not Obligation. Her love for Jesus cancelled out all obligations. Everything else could wait. How to cancel out all other things to find time for God, whom we say we love. being intentional about spending time with God. There was something about Martha that I posses and something about Mary that I desire. Her time was well spent.

Oh Honey Please!

I was speaking with an older lady about her doctors visit. She said that the doctor actually recommended that she began to use a great significant amount of honey. I thought that was interesting seeing that this wasn’t going to cause for her to take a prescription.  Now she actually does have to take prescribed medications for other things. We forget about the natural remedies that comes from the nature that God created in nature.

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I remember growing up and having stomach aches and colds and being given things by my grandmother that didn’t require going to the hospital. Now I’m not speaking against medicine. I’m simply saying that we should remember that there are natural solutions to some things just as God intended. Have you ever used any home remedy before? If you take a few moments to think about what you have in your kitchen cabinets and refrigerators, you could easily make a list of super healing foods that can become ready remedies for combating common ailments — headaches, cuts and bruises, burns, acne and pimples, heartburn, dizziness, nausea, constipation, dry skin, diarrhea, weight gain, sleeplessness,dullness, anxiety, indigestion, coughs, sore throat, and even athletes foot. These foods usually don’t burn a big hole in your pocket, neither do they taste too awful like some antibiotics. I remember hearing people say the worst the medicine taste that means its working. Not sure if that’s true.

DIY folk remedies that you can easily prepare and mix yourself at home are some of the most natural medicines! As more people become wary of the effects of chemically produced drugs and health products from the store, natural home remedies also become more popular. I know I personally am always concerned with side effects to any and every form of medication. Though these natural alternative medicines are never intended as a substitute for professional medical care, their powerful healing attributes have long been used thousands of years ago since biblical times and proven to safely cure diseases and correct health disorders for generations after generations.

Do It Yourself Honey (remedies)

1) Honeycomb Store Bought-chewing on a honeycomb can help calm a severe hay fever attack.

2)Add lemon juice some natural sweetener honey to a glass of hot water to help sooth a sore throat.

3) Take Store Bought Bee Pollen before the hay fever season, you will help to build a natural immunity.

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Honey Facial Mask Recipe for Dry, Flaky Skin

Ingredients:
1 raw egg
1 tablespoon honey

Directions:
Mix together egg and honey. Spread onto your face and neck and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well with tepid water.

Honey Facial Mask Recipe for Acne

Simply apply a scoop of honey to clean skin and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

To use honey as a spot treatment on pimples you picked at, put a drop of honey on your finger and gently pat it onto the infected area before bed. Cover overnight with a bandage. The honey will keep your skin and the oozing area sterile by fighting off bacteria. And as a bonus it will accelerate the healing process.

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Draw The Lines!!!! DIY

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Tools you will need:

1. Measuring Tape

2. Pencil with an eraser

3.Paint Choices

4.Tape for painting

5. Tarp for protecting the floor

6. Painting tools.. Cans, rollers and brushes.

Step By Step Instructions

1. Decide how big you want the lines on your surface.

2.Begin taping off all corners and baseboard to prevent paint disasters.

3. Lay down tarp and secure it with something of weight to prevent paint from spilling on floor or surrounding areas.

4. If you have chosen to do two different colors, the easy way is to paint your entire surface one color. Allow it to dry over night.

5. Measure the desired width of your lines and mark with a pencil.

6.Mark a star in the middle of ever other surface area that has your initial measurement. This will determine where you will paint.

7. Now using your painting tape, create the lines on both sides of your star. This will contain the paint keeping it from seeping out of the lines. Make sure the tape is pressed flush or close against the surface. Any air bubbles will cause seepage.

8. I suggest painting line by line. I’m not a professional painter, but I noticed that you can run into complications if you allow the paint to completely dry and then remove the tape. So I suggest allowing it to dry for about 15 mins then slowly remove the strip of tape pulling away from the painted area. Now the 15 mins may vary depending on cool or warm temperature. You want the area to be slightly dry but not completely.

9. If the painted area needed a second coat of paint. Don’t remove the tape until you have applied the second coat if needed.

10. If there are any areas to clean up.. You can use the tape and place it on the opposite side and continue just as you did to make the lines.

11. Enjoy your hard work!!! Good job!

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