Answer about Your Significant Other, if you dare…

WITHOUT prompting, ask your husband, boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other, these questions and write EXACTLY what they say. The outcome can be hilarious. (You might be shocked at how well or little they know you)!

Write Your Name and There Name & Response… Then reverse the order

•What is something I say a lot?

•What makes me happy?

•How tall am I?:

•What’s my favorite thing?:

•What makes you proud of me?:

•What is my favorite food?:

What is my favorite restaurant?:

•Where is my favorite place to visit?:

•If I could go anywhere, where would it be?:

•Do you think you could live without me?:

•How do I annoy you?

•What is my favorite movie?:

•You get a phone call that I am in trouble- what did I do?:

•What do I hate?:

•Whats my favorite drink?:

•What gets my temper going the most?:

•What’s my shoe size?:

•Who is my celebrity crush?:

•Describe me in 3 words.:

 

Artificial Intelligence for What?

I read an article that they are working on AI that detects if your spouse is feeling argumentative mood.  It supposedly is accurate up to 79%. I don’t need technology to tell me when things are ripe for an argument -LOL. Being tired seems to be a trigger for us both. How about you?

A Marriage of 50-50 Will Fail

A Marriage of 50-50 Will Fail

The Marriage of 50-50 FAILS
I’ve heard the experts say that you never want to marry someone to complete you – that you and your spouse should be complete people prior to marriage but I’d never heard the concept of a marriage or 50-50 effort fails but now that I think about it – that makes sense.

Dennis Rainey explains-: As we teach at our Weekend to Remember marriage getaways, the 50/50 Plan is destined to fail for several reasons:

Many people unknowingly base their acceptance of their spouses on performance. Performance becomes the glue that holds the relationship together, but it isn’t really glue at all. It’s more like Velcro. It seems to stick, but it comes apart when a little pressure is applied.

Giving is based on merit. With the “meet me halfway” approach, a spouse would give affection when they feel its earned.  Motivation for action is based on how each partner feels. Ultimately, the world’s plan, the 50/50 performance relationship, is destined to fail because it is contrary to God’s plan.

What a marriage needs is the superglue of Philippians 2:3: “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than yourselves.” It’s what we refer to as the 100/100 Plan, which requires a 100 percent effort from each of you to serve your spouse.

The Bible describes this plan well in Matthew 22:39: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There’s no closer neighbor than the one you wake up to each morning!  Start by stating the 100/100 Plan like this: “I will do what I can to love you without demanding an equal amount in return.” love requires sacrifice. Stick with the 100/100 Plan and you will see increasing cooperation and intimacy in your marriage.

5 Powerful Prayers for Your Husband

Pray for your Husband

Praising God and praying His will for your spouse is guaranteed to be your most rewarding work as his wife. With these five powerful prayers, you will be arming your marriage with God’s Word and investing in his role as your spiritual leader.

1 of 5 Prayers for your husband (link to other Prayers below)

Satisfaction in God Alone

I praise You, the God of all wisdom for husbands. Thank You, God, for knowing the longings of my husband’s heart far better than I do. You know why he hungers for ______ and ______. You know how these yearnings affect his decisions and how those decisions affect our marriage.

You are the God who satisfies the longing soul. You fill the hungry soul with good things. Here is _____’s heart and soul, Lord. I lift him up to You and ask You to fill him with the good You know He needs (Psalm 107:9; Matthew 6:8).

The world offers so many things to temporarily satisfy his needs. Temptations abound, but You are his shield and his defender. Please train him to resist the devil (Psalm 28:7; Psalm 59:9; James 4:7).

I celebrate that You triumph over every one of Satan’s schemes and the scars he has left on my husband’s heart. You are Jehovah Rapha, _____’s Healer. You are the restorer of his soul. Let the balm of Your perfect love and mercy touch the brokenness of his heart (Genesis 50:20; Exodus 15:26; Psalm 23:3; Jeremiah 17:14).

You joined Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, and when they came out unharmed, they didn’t even smell like smoke. Use their courage to inspire ____ to fear You only. I trust You to give him rest and satisfaction while protecting him from harm (Daniel 3:8–30; Proverbs 19:23).

In Jesus name,

Other prayers for your husband at this link, GodVine.

Donald Wayne Cook

imageThe Obituary to follow captures a lot of the essence of Don Cook, Board Member Emeritus at KSWP/KAVX/LEBF. Yet not everything. It’s not possible to capture it all. If you knew Don, you know what I mean. So, first let me add my thoughts on my friend, colleague and fellow worker in Christ’s work on Earth.

When I met Don about 16 years and 7 months ago, the first things I noticed, he looked me in the eye with a warm and welcoming smile. He ask all about me and my family. He always was interested in you.

The radio ministry was a passion of Don. When Don met Dwyan & Vera Calvert, pastors at that time at Calvary Chapel Church in Lufkin. Don and Dwyan became fast friends. Dwyan related this story, this was before the radio stations existed, Dwyan was in the church praying when Don showed up. They prayed together for quite a while when Don stopped and and said, “the Lord was going to raise up a ‘Lighthouse’ over East Texas that would touch the world.” The Lord has done just that through KSWP and KAVX as they minister to 13 counties in East Texas, 3 Parishes in West Louisiana, and to thousands of people in The U.S and other countries.

Don Cook was a Board Member, until recent years, when he was selected to be Board Member Emeritus because of illness. Through the years at board meetings, he would be last or near last in speaking on the subject we were discussing. It was always packed with questions, insight, wisdom and usually a challenge to do our best, yet with such humility.

When the subject of his The Lord was the topic, often, you might be there a while. It was his favorite subject, with Cheryl and hid family and friends second.

Al (& Michelle)

Obituary (published on the Jasper radio website for KJAS)

Donald Wayne Cook, 61, of Newton, Texas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

He was a native of Houston, Texas and has made Newton his home since 1981. He was born August 5, 1951. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Cook, brother, Joseph Cook Jr., and infant son, Donald W. Cook Jr.

Those that will carry on his living legacy of faith are his wife of 45 years, Cheryl Cook of Newton; Mother, Hazel Cook of Katy; sister, Linda Stanley of Houston; sister, Kay Weiss of Katy; daughter Shawn Wilkerson and her husband, Jay of Newton; daughter Deanna Dougharty and her husband, Steven of Newton; daughter Melissa Cook and her husband Heath of Willis; and daughter Lauren Cook-Swonke and her husband Chris of Willis; grandchildren Caleb, Catherine, and Noah Wilkerson, Raegan, Blair and Christopher Dougharty, Seth, Bailee, and Autumn Cook, Quinn and Judah Swonke.

Donald lived his life to serve and honor God and raised his family to do the same. He founded Crossroad Christian Fellowship in 1982, and retired from the pastorate in 2008. He also served as chaplain for Odyssey Hospice from 2005 to 2011. His greatest passion in life was to lead people to Jesus Christ.

He loved to fish, care for his cows and chickens, develop his property and enjoyed building his home. Donald was a beloved father – loved by his daughters more than words can express. He was a devoted husband – committed to one woman for his entire life. There has never been a more noble, gentle and faithful friend.

A visitation was held last night from 5-8 p.m. at Crossroad Christian Fellowship at 1204 W. Court in Newton. The funeral will be held Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m., also at Crossroad Christian Fellowship.