August 15, 2016 rhcrowe

  “Love, a word that comes and goes; but few people really know what it means to really love somebody.” These lyrics from Kirk Franklin’s song Love always come to mind when I think about love. Love is a word that people tend to throw around loosely; I love football, I love food (which I really do), I love you. The second party of that line of lyrics says, “few people really know what it means to love”, I think that is so true. God shows us the perfect example of love, Jesus. When we look at His example of…

August 8, 2016 rhcrowe

  “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.”   James 1:19 It always amazes me how kids, who don’t know each other, can come together and immediately start communicating/playing with one another. Just a simple look in another kid’s direction and they are playing like they’ve known each other for years. So why, as adults, is it hard to communicate with our spouse, especially when it comes to conflict? We expect our spouse to know what we are thinking or what we feel without communicating to them our wants and…

March 25, 2016 rhcrowe

  The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Some may ask ‘why did God create marriage/what is the purpose of marriage’. In Genesis 2:18, God says it is not good for man to be alone, so He created Adam a mate. God’s ideal for marriage was that both man and woman to enter marriage pure and untouched. He wanted the two to come together naked in every way and then consummate the union. If this act of purity would have been followed through by many,…

January 4, 2016 rhcrowe

This time of the year often makes us reflect on our lives and makes us realize how blessed we truly are. There are small things as well as some big things we often overlook and never give our gratitude for. It’s always easy to focus on what we don’t have instead of appreciating what we have. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.  Often in our lives it’s hard to rejoice let alone give thanks when circumstances arise that are not favorable….