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Wifeplay: Fight for Her

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No matter a woman tells you, she does want to know how far you will go for her.

Do you blame her? Her choice are lifelong ones, not temporary ones based on one night of pleasure (men can’t always say the same thing).

She is looking for a lover who will romance her, a swain who will court her, a knight to kill her dragons, a father to her children, a spiritual mentor, a man who will go to battle for her.

She should not be wearing your armor.

You should be wearing your armor.

And your sword.

She is your kingdom.

Kingdoms are fought for, won, and kept by peace and prosperity.

Biblical Mathematics

Geometry was never a fun subject for me. I struggled horribly to understand the concepts presented in class, and I remember saying to myself in high school… why do I have to know this stuff? Points, lines, planes, shapes, angles…ahhh! This information seems so irrelevant to my life and my futureI really hope the teacher assigns the odd questions so at least I can check my answers in the back of the book!

I could not wrap my brain around the personal benefit of this type of math and preferred to go back to algebraic formulas where the equations seemed more linear and concrete.

And while I may never reap the personal benefit of studying geometry, I did come to discover the kind of equations that would change my whole life.

Consider the following verse from Scripture which proposes that a (you) + b (a given action) = c (a personal benefit) …

Proverbs 11:25 (emphasis mine):

“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

Do you know anyone who seems to focus on themselves? Do you have a friend who seems to always be down and discouraged? Perhaps you are feeling lonely and are wondering where God is in the midst of your hardships. I encourage you to not remain in this despair for too long, but instead look around and find someone who could use refreshing. Refreshing can be as simple as a word of praise. It can come through telling someone you prayed for them.

And you know what?

As you pour into others, you’ll find your own soul rising in hope, in nearness to the Lord, and a refreshed sense of joy.

Or what about this “formula” of fasting and prayer…

Isaiah 58:6-11 (emphasis mine)— “Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help: 

  1. Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind;
  2. Then when you call, the Lord will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply. Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors! Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble; 
  3. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.”

Do you want the Lord to be responsive to you? Do you want to shine like a bright light in a dark place? Is your strength growing weak? Take a prayerful inventory of your days, and ask the Lord to show you how you can bless the hungry, the homeless, the disabled, and the oppressed. Do you want to be blessed in Christ? Pay attention to what God has already said and follow the formula… those who obey the Lord will never be put to shame.

While geometry was not my favorite subject, the “equations” that God gives to us in His Word bring me life and encouragement. I pray the same is true in your life.

Original article: Biblical Mathematics

The Many Colors of the Complicated Mind

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Romance on The Coast: How To Enjoy A Romantic Sailing Holiday in the Mediterranean

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During a sailing holiday you can really get away from it all, dipping in and out of daily island life when you wish and truly getting some alone time. If you have never sailed before, it might be a bit daunting and difficult to know where to start. Well, here are a few tips to help you on your way to a romantic holiday sailing in the Mediterranean.

How to Rent a Boat

The best thing you can do when planning a sailing holiday is to research tour operators and sailing holidays. Checking what they have to offer, their experience reviews and value are all factors to consider. You also need to decide what kind of sailing holiday you want to take as there are a few to choose from.

Bareboat Sailing

If you are a qualified sailor and happy to take a boat out on your own, then you can just hire the yacht and the seas are yours. You have to be quite confident and able to navigate but it can be a great romantic adventure, sailing the seas and choosing where to stop and anchor. Find little coves and bays you can have to yourselves as the larger boats can’t dock there. There’s nothing quite like setting sail, just you and the open sea.

Skippered Yacht Charter

If you are not a qualified sailor but still want the experience of setting off on your own then a skippered charter might be for you. You are basically hiring a yacht and a skipper to take you where you want to go. The skipper will also show you the ropes if you wish and you can help as much or as little as you want. They are also able to advise you on ports to visit, places to eat and and the most romantic spots to swim.

Flotilla Holidays

A good choice if you are beginners who need guidance but also want some alone time. A flotilla is a group of around ten yachts which are guided by a professional crew on a lead yacht. There can be about 30-50 people depending on the size of the boats, however, with your own boat you’ll have your own place for peace and quiet. Choosing to sail on flotilla holidays will give you some experience of sailing by yourself with the peace of mind that your guides are not too far away. Each day you will be briefed on your destination, then away you go!

Luxury Yacht Charter

For the ultimate in sailing luxury you can charter your own fully serviced yacht. You’ll have your own skipper, host and spacious cabins to relax in. It is like a sailing chalet, taking you to a different destination each day. Obviously, these Yachts come at a price but if you are looking for the most comfortable way to sail the Mediterranean without lifting a finger, then this might be the boat for you.

Of course, you might not have you own boat, so you might want to look into how to meet wealthy people haha!

How to Choose Your Itinerary

Depending on how much time you want to spend sailing and how many different places you wish to see will both be factors when choosing your itinerary.

For short island hopping you may want to stay in one destination, for example Greece or Croatia, as there are lots of lovely islands to explore here. Greek Island hopping is quite popular and the scenery is beautiful and quite varied too. The Greek Ionian Islands are great for easy island hopping but for the keener sailors the Cyclades Islands are great too.

If you want to sail to a few different locations then you could take a tour from the likes of Athens to Venice, stopping at Milos, Fiskardo, Kotor, Dubrovnik and Split. That gives you four countries in just ten days. There are similar itinerary’s available depending on how many nights you want to stay and sail.

You must remember that when you are sailing, you are staying in small quarters and you won’t have much space. Keep this in mind when packing, reducing your luggage and being organised will help you stay comfortable on your sailing holiday.

So you see, there are many different types of sailing holidays you can take and a wealth of fantastic destinations to explore in the Mediterranean. Still struggling to decide? Here are a few of the top Romantic destinations to explore when sailing here.

Top Romantic Mediterranean Docking Spots

Santorini, Greece

A luxurious destination with its trademark white buildings with dazzling blue rooves and fantastic volcanic scenery. Santorini is a must when sailing around the Greek islands. It will always be a popular place with visitors so it will be hard to find a secluded spot. You must however hang around for the truly spectacular sunsets.

Menorca, Spain

Although this island is only small, it has more than 120 beaches which is quite impressive. This means you might find your own little secluded romantic spot to dock and enjoy the serene surroundings. Find your very own slice of paradise and relax.

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

Or shipwreck beach to others, this beach is a popular spot with tourists and is quite recognisable with its curved shore and the wreck of a boat on the sand. Many people take a day trip to this beach, however if you have your own yacht you can visit early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the day tripping crowds.

Bol, Croatia

Although this island is not far from the busy port of Split, Bol has managed to keep its serenity as opposed to some other neighbouring islands. Visit Zlatni Rat or the Golden horn, a small stretch of beach on the south coast for a beauty spot to relax in. Put this island on your list if you are planning a Croatian island-hopping tour.

Rimini, Italy

Sat in the Adriatic Riviera you’ll find Rimini, a bustling resort full of lovely well-groomed beaches and excellent local food. If you want to relax in a place with plenty of amenities but a local touch then Rimini is an excellent choice. As Italians favour this area for a holiday destination you’ll see the food is more than enough reason to stop by.

Solta, Croatia

Another often overlooked Croatian island, Solta is small and rugged unspoiled destination. There are still traditional fishing communities and working vineyards and olive groves on the island which add to its charm. It is a place Croatians like to visit but hasn’t much been touched by the rest of the outside world.

Porto Christo, Mallorca

A small, tranquil Spanish town which seems worlds away from the busy noisy clubs of other nearby resorts on the island. Anchor here are you can explore sandy beaches, natural caves and plenty of sunshine. A great stop when sailing the Spanish islands.

Would You Choose to Take a Romantic Sailing Holiday?

Now you know all about the choices you have with a sailing holiday, would you choose to set sail for a romantic holiday? It sounds like a fantastic idea and with so much choice and the help of expert tour companies you are sure to find the perfect sailing holiday for you.

Original article: Romance on the Coast