• Sue Cramer

Two shall be One ~ Thoughts of Thankfulness

First a couple of things. Look at what I look out my front door at:


**Another snow day here in Michigan. My son (a senior in high school) is thrilled, he gets a day off. My daughter (a sophomore in high school) is bummed- she is homeschooled!

** Thank you all so much for your input last week! I will be delving into many of the subjects you mentioned over the next several weeks. I have decided to hold off on the carnival idea for now. Though, I encourage you to jump in on other marriage carnivals that are presently going on, such as: Marriage Mondays at Chrysallis, if you know of others, feel free to tell us about them in the comments.

Also, I really would like you to use the comments to expand on my thoughts and give your own. Give examples, verses and testimony- I love it!!! Don’t ever apologize for your comments, I appreciate them and I think it will be a value to all who read “TsbO Tuesdays” if they are all in one spot.

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What are your thoughts? Has satan had you down a bad road in your thought life?

Have your thoughts made you angry, stressed out or full of anxiety?

Changing our marriage life starts with changing our thought life.

Changing our thought life is not as difficult as you think. Though it takes work, it is possible to redirect our minds to focus on the positive and not the negative – the power and not the draining direction that sinful thoughts can take us in.

I have to be honest and say that the times I get angry are usually the times when I’m not getting my own way and I let my thought life get out of control. I know this goes right along the same lines as “stewing” but I believe that looking at the issue from different perspectives will help us to remember how powerful our thoughts are. It does for me anyways!

Psalms 13:2 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? NIV Wow.

Psalms 139:2-4 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O LORD. NIV

THAT will make us deal with our thinking won’t it?!

It helps me to know that I am accountable for all my thoughts and that the Lord cares what is on my mind.

Let’s change our thoughts to thankful ones! Col 3:15 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,

since as members of one body you were called to peace.

And be thankful. NIV

Are we thankful for the man God gave us? According to this scripture, it will affect our peace.


There is nothing so powerful as peace in our hearts and our homes!

Think of how it changes the atmosphere of the home when Momma is livin’ in peace.

It bears repeating:

Changing our marriage life starts with changing our thought life.

Let’s create an atmosphere of peace in our homes and start by changing our thoughts to those of thankfulness.

Please talk to me about this one, tell me I’m not the only one who lets her thoughts get the best of her and turns into Cruella….

Our nugget: Thoughts of thankfulness! For further encouragement: Eph 1:16 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. NIV (Read that whole chapter, it’s wonderful!)

Eph 5:19-20 Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,

in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV Col 3:17 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,

do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through him. NIV 1 Thess 5:16-18 16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances,

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. NIV

Praying for our marriages!

Our hope is in Him,



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