• All Writings,  Marriage

    A NEW BOOK: 25 Years, 25 Lessons: Letters to a Bride from a Seasoned Wife

    I am pleased to announce my NEW BOOK: 25 Years, 25 Lessons: Letters to a Bride from a Seasoned Wife This decorative coffee table book is for any married woman. It provides foundational insights to newly weds, and it offers basic reminders to those who have been married for decades. The pages are full of beautiful images accompanied with Scripture based letters concerning on-going lessons that I have learned in my own marriage. Some topics are: be an encourager, put on love, and laughter. I invite you to be blessed by God’s directive word within the pages of this book. 25 Years, 25 Lessons can be purchased on-line: www.amazon.com or…

  • All Writings,  Marriage

    His Bride

    On July 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm, Maggie Marie Baxter became Maggie Marie Gilmer. Her utmost heart’s desire at her wedding was for all those attending to understand and know that the ceremony that they were witnessing was an acting visual of God and His great love for each one of them. In Scripture we are called “the bride of Christ.” Here are some of His beautiful promises straight from His longing heart. Allow them to wash over you today. Become His bride all over again. Live in His love. For your Maker is your husband–the Lord Almighty is His name–the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is…

  • All Writings,  Marriage

    Choice Words

    Words. Choice words. Words can hurt, words can heal. Words can tear down, words can build up. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Pr. 18:21 In heated relational situations, is my tongue like a machete that swings with vast and defining blows? Or is it like a surgeon’s scalpel, that makes a small and accurate incision for the purpose of healing and hope? Words. Choice words. Words can destroy, words can restore. Words can confuse, words can infuse. Words can deform, words can transform. “Lord, help me with my words. Make my words, Your words. May I pause and pray and hear Your voice telling me…

  • All Writings,  Life,  Marriage

    Choosing Rain

    Are you struggling with a relationship right now– a friendship, a parent/child relationship, your marriage? This may sound too simple, but try kindness. Think of your kind words as much needed raindrops falling on a thirsty flower. Very practically, just as a flower cannot survive without water, neither can your relationship survive without kindness. First of all, be willing to humbly push aside any stubbornness, pride, or unforgiveness that exists in your own heart concerning the one you are struggling with. This attitude only keeps the air thick and the clouds dark between you both. Ask yourself, “Am I happy with these ill-feelings; really, am I happy being miserable?” If…