God’s Grace in our Love Story

Hello dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! I was blessed to have my sweet husband join me on the program to talk about how we met, eventually getting married, coming to faith after we began traveling for his work, and eventually starting this podcast. He did some of my favorite impressions, and funny accents, throughout the episode and the blooper reel is my absolute favorite! I hope this episode will be fun for old listeners and informative for all the new subscribers. I want to thank my husband for stepping out of his comfort zone and coming on the podcast, I know it’s not something he’d ever do if it wasn’t for me begging asking him. You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeaniTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on Youtube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Tulips & Honey: Episode 72 – Slipping Into Apostasy – A Warning From Church History Tulips and Honey Hub

As Reformation Day fast approaches I thought it would be helpful to look back through Church History at the moments that led to the need for reform. How did the church go from 1st century Apostolic teaching all the way to completely rejecting the Gospel? Let’s see where things went wrong and what we can learn from them today. Subscribe to Brooke Bartz YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Djug27HA_Fp0eivQNXoGw Chronic Love: https://www.amazon.com/Chronic-Love-Trusting-Suffering-Illness/dp/1620209241/ref=nodl_ TS 00:04:15 – Patristic Fathers TS 00:14:45 – Apologists Links to the Early Church Heresies: Part 1: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/historical-church-series-the-early-heretics-introduction/ Part 2: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/historical-church-series-the-early-heretics-judaizers/ Part 3: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/historical-church-series-the-early-heretics-christian-gnosticism/ Part 4: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-marcion-of-sinope/ Part 5: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-docetism-and-ebionism/ Part 6:https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-montanus-the-spiritual-drunkard/ Part 7: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/29/historical-church-series-early-church-herestics-arius-of-alexandria/ PART 8: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-a-catch-up-course/ PART 9: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/historical-church-series-early-church-heretics-pelagius/ TS 00:21:00 – Constantine and the 3rd Century TS 00:22:30 – Council of Nicaea TS 00:24:45 – 4th and 5th Century TS 00:36:00 – 6th and 7th Century TS 00:40:30 – 8th and 9th Century TS 00:42:00 – The Great Schism TS 00:43:00 – The Crusades TS 00:48:00 – 12th and 13th Century Scholars If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: https://www.5Solas.Online My blog over at: https://www.wordpress.com/biblicalbeg… My store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-honey/ or my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com
  1. Tulips & Honey: Episode 72 – Slipping Into Apostasy – A Warning From Church History
  2. Tulips & Honey: Episode 71 – Theocracy, Theonomy, Autonomy & Christian Anarchy w Patrick Studabaker
  3. Breath of Life: Galatians 1:1-10
  4. Tulips & Honey: Episode 70 – Law & Liberty
  5. The Open Hearts Podcast: Episode 2 – Cuties & the Dangers of Desensitization for Our Children

Christian Dating, Singles Groups, & Marriage

Today, dear ones, Becca and I dropped an episode with a big announcement! While interviewing Pastor Edward Ramirez and his wife Sandi, we were able to discuss Christian dating, the state of the singles groups within churches, and marriage. We’re so honored to announce that they’ll be joining our podcasting channel, as new members of the Tulips & Honey Hub team! You can hear more from Pastor Ramirez at his YouTube channel, or follow them both on facebook here and here.

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You can hear our podcast over on Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, and in video form (eventually) on Youtube. I hope this episode is a blessing to all those who are either single, or trying to create singles groups within their church. This is also helpful for youth ministers, and hopefully for pastors and elders in general, as we all seek to create a God honoring means for believers to meet and maybe marry. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

AfterThought: Episode 18 – A Wife Warns Against Lust

Today, dear one, my episode is one of the most serious I’ve ever recorded. If you’ve never listened to my podcast, or any podcast, before please let this one be the first one you hear. Joining me on the program is a very close friend, who is remaining anonymous due to the graphic nature of the discussion. It was due to deep concern, and love for the brethren, that she decided to come and speak publicly against pornography, lust, and adultery. This was not something she took lightly, or did gladly, but that she was compelled to do so for the glory of God. Please, my friends, if you could pray for her, for her family, and for this episode, I would be so grateful.

Also, although I say this every time, I mean it much more today, please share this. Statistically, you know someone struggling with this. You sit next to a broken hearted wife, and shame filled husband, each Sunday. Please share this episode so that leaders in the church can hear this, and so that those struggling can hear that there is actually an answer. There are ways to avoid this sin. There are plans, battle plans, that you and your family can put into place to guard your heart. You don’t have to continue to feel helpless, and you don’t have to feel alone. If you’re the wife that has dealt with this, you will be blessed by my friends story. If your the husband that has dealt with this, you will find good, Biblically sound, solid advice in this episode. If you’re the leader, elder, teacher, or pastor that has not addressed this, please listen and reconsider. Share, like, comment, subscribe, you can find all the links in my profile thanks to the kind help of a dear sister. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony- Jonathan Edwards in Love

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Ok, this is not really the same kind of testimony I usually write about on Wednesday. I just couldn’t let this go, it’s too unique. With the series on The Saddest Wedding ending yesterday, I felt like a beautiful love story would lighten the mood. This is the very thing Jonathan Edwards wrote about his future wife, after meeting her. Prepare yourselves for better writing then Shakespear ever dreamed of…

“They say there is a young lady in [New Haven] who is beloved of that Great Being, who made and rules the world, and that there are certain seasons in which this Great Being, in some way other or invisible, comes to her and fills her mind with exceeding sweet delight, and that she hardly cares for anything, except to meditate on him – that she expects after a while to be received up where he is, to be raised up out of the world and caught up into heaven; being assured that he loves her too well to let her remain at a distance from him always. There she is to dwell with him, and to be ravished with his love and delight forever. Therefore, if you present all the world before her, with the richest of its treasures, she disregards it and cares not for it, and is unmindful of any pain or affliction. She has a strange sweetness in her mind, and singular purity in her affections; is most just and conscientious in all her conduct; and you could not persuade her to do anything wrong or sinful, if you would give her all the world, lest she should offend this Great Being. She is of a wonderful sweetness, calmness and universal benevolence of mind; especially after this Great God has manifested himself to her mind. She will sometimes go about from place to place, singing sweetly; and seems to be always full of joy and pleasure; and no one knows for what. She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have some one invisible always conversing with her.”

This is a testimony to Gods great love, and kindness, in that He saw it was not good for man to be alone. So He created a helpmeet for man, I can think of only one example more beautiful of that union than the one we see here, between Jonathan and Sarah Edwards. That’s the love between Christ and His church, which is consistently compared to marriage throughout the Bible. How much did Christ love His church? He died for her. What is usually called Gods ‘common grace’ becomes decidedly uncommon when looked at in the light of salvation. 

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What is this great grace God has shown, this unimaginable love, that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us? Irresistible grace! Beloved, this God that we serve is deserving of all our hearts, soul, mind, and strength. So, be good Berean’s, and study to show yourselves approved. 

Twisted Tuesday – The Saddest Wedding Part 1

Over the weekend we went to a wedding, which is honestly one of my favorite things to do. What is better then watching two people vowing before God and man to love one another until death do they part?

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I haven’t been to a wedding in a while, I hope this was an exception to the rule and not the norm. There’s much to discuss about the goings on of the event, but there are three main things I want to point out in reference to twisted scriptures. Next Tuesday I’ll discuss the ‘pastor’ officiating the wedding being a woman and the scriptures that are twisted to allow that type of disobedience. The Tuesday after I’ll discuss the wedding at Cana that was read during the vows, with the meaning butchered until it was almost unrecognizable. Today I want to discuss the saddest part of this wedding.


During the vows the pastor took the time to tell them how horrible marriage was going to be, and how in ten years they’re going to be fed up. She ended with suggesting they work through it, and that ‘all things are possible with Jesus’. My heart fell as I heard the mocking tone, and the laughter from all the family and friends. Is this how the world views marriage? What does the Bible say about marriage?


My husband and I got married young, so we’re coming up on our ten year anniversary. I would never pretend we have a perfect marriage, but our marriage is one of the greatest blessings in my life. We share love, joy, laughter, pain, sorrow, and frustration. We share scripture, we confess sins to one another, we rebuke one another when need be, we lift one another up as often as possible. My husband is my best friend. My marriage is a gift from God. I would never tell someone how horrible marriage was going to be, because marriage is a beautiful thing God has given to demonstrate the relationship between Christ and the church. But to do so at a wedding…during the vows? I couldn’t fathom it, and it made me a little heartbroken to imagine the dread that must have caused. 


No wonder so many are living in sin, and avoiding marriage like the plague. Of course, lust of the flesh is not the major issue, and marriage is not the answer. Sin is the major issue, and salvation by Gods grace through faith in Christ alone is the answer. So, for anyone reading this considering getting married, get married! Be fruitful, multiply! Godly marriage is the one true slice of heaven on earth we’ll get.


How long have you been married, brethren? Feel free to gush about it in the comments! And as always, beloved, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.