Wednesday, February 8, 2017

5 Bible Verses That Help Strengthen Our Marriage

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When a marriage goes through its ups and downs, where do you turn for guidance?

Looking to the Bible throughout my marriage is an excellent way to remember the importance of the vows that I took to stay engaged with my faith and my spouse on a daily basis. Here are some Bible verses that have helped me, both in good times and in bad.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Top Ten Things I Tell Myself When I’m Discouraged...

Whether we are talking about marriage, parenting, homeschooling, friendships, family or work, we always need to be encouraging. Encouragement often involves commending a person for something he or she did well. We can also be encouraging by reassuring others that they have good qualities or by speaking “consolingly to those who are depressed.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

However, more often than not, it is we ourselves that have the need for encouragement. Discouragement is something we all face daily. Sometimes, the encouragement we need may not be readily forthcoming. People who should know better may belittle or berate us. I myself, have been a victim of such comments quite often, particularly with the business we are in as the owners of Ministry Ideaz.

However, here are some of the ‘little things’ I try to tell myself each day. I try to let these scriptures affect my daily life: my attitude, my heart condition, my thought processes:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Welcome to the Family, Zayra!

We’re so excited to welcome Zayra as our Christian sister.

Ministry Ideaz has worked closely with Zayra and her extended family for the past 9 years. They are the main suppliers of many of the excellent products we provide.

This is a transcript of the interview that I had with her shortly after her baptism:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ministry Ideaz’ Top Blog Posts of 2016

What an amazing year 2016 was. Now that the new year here, join us as we take a look back at the


TOP TEN BLOG POSTS of 2016. Based on your comments and views here are the best from the Ministry Ideaz blog in 2016, in descending order:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Important Dates in 2017

It’s another new year. Time sure flies, doesn’t it? As dedicated Witnesses of Jehovah, we need to be aware ahead of time of the important dates that are coming up so that we can be adequately prepared for them. Events such as conventions, assemblies, and special meetings will vary depending on where you live so you'll need to check with the local congregation of your country. You will also find some important dates here.
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Monday, December 26, 2016

Seven Ways to Help Little Ones Behave at the Kingdom Hall

5-year-old from North Carolina, USA
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I’ve got two boys: A one-year-old and a 2.5-year old. So if you’re a parent too, I know there is bound to be a time when you just want to give up. Behaving at the Kingdom Hall is a skill that all kids should have. Now, my kids have their good moments and bad moments—just like any other kids—but there are a few things that I’ve found that make a remarkable difference in their ability to sit still.

I find that when I do all seven of these things, their behavior improves, and when I don’t… well… let’s just say that the final prayer just can’t come fast enough!

Knowing to behave at the meetings isn’t a skill that just magically happens. It’s a skill that we must teach. Here are seven ways to help your little ones behave during our Christian meetings.

P.S. Do you sometimes struggle to get your children to behave? Looking for some tools that will help them pay attention? Then you’ll want to check out our meeting products for children. Click here

Sunday, December 18, 2016

How a Bethel Bus Tour Changed My Life As a Youth

The year 1988 was an important one for me. I was just finishing up high school. I was 17 years old and had lots of spiritual goals. I remember well the “Divine Justice” District Convention at the Edmonton Northlands Coliseum where the book “Revelation – Its Grand Climax at Hand” was released. The moving declaration against Babylon the Great greatly impressed me and that night I dedicated my life to Jehovah in prayer.
This could be you! (Photo courtesy of BethelTrips.net)