Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Today is my 14th wedding anniversary. Look at those crazy kids up there, beaming, no cares in the world, living on love. Reality hit the next morning. No one told me he was a morning person. Now, there’s a lot I could say about love, even pull out 1 Corinthians 13. Instead I’m just going straight to—love is tough!
See, while Hubby and I have a lot of similar interests, there’s a lot of differences too. Hubby is not a talker, but I am. When he’s upset, he likes time to process, while I want to “talk it through”. He’s the classic optimist, I’m a realist (or in his words, a pessimist, but really, don’t you need to know all the scenarios that could happen? And plan for them?). He loves large crowds and talking to everyone he meets, I like wide-open spaces and clam up in a crowded room. Oh, and his ideal retirement plan? A loft in the middle of a bustling city. I’d like a couple acres, porch and rocking chair. How did we ever end up together?
That’s simple. God. And I think His plan was to teach us something about ourselves. Well it has worked.
That’s what love does. It pushes us beyond ourselves—way beyond ourselves. It shapes us into new people. Hopefully ones that begin to resemble God. Because ultimately, that’s who we’re supposed to look like here on this earth. What will you do today to move beyond yourself? Me? I guess I’ll figure out a place to put a rocking chair in a city loft someday.
14 years later, a couple more cares, grounded in a bit more reality, but we're still smiling and living on love...awww:)
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Bible, a non-fiction read penned by man but breathed into life by God (see 2 Timothy 3:16), is an absolutely amazing non-fiction read! Packed with thrills, adventures, drama, comedy and romance you'll want to pick it up today.
I have to admit, I’ve read portions of this book throughout my life. Recently I decided to sit down and read it cover to cover and—at only ½ through—already I give it five stars.
If you’re an adventure reader, check out Genesis as the Israelites flee Pharaoh, led by Moses. Or, check out all the battles that occur throughout Kings and Chronicles.
Looking for thrills? Check out the amazing miracles Jesus Christ performed throughout the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). The Man even walked on water, people! He was radical in His message and how He approached the leaders of His time. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you read how they received Him.
I laughed my way through the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18. His humor as he proves Who is the one true God—definitely not Baal—cracked me up.
Drama ensues as Mary gives birth to our Savior in Luke and chapters later we watch Him die on the cross--for us. The entire earth goes black and shakes, rocks split in two...all seems lost. But…wait for it…three days later He rises again—from the grave! Talk about taking your from the depths of sorrow to the height of joy!
If you’re a true romantic at heart, check out the story of Ruth and Boaz, Song of Songs, or the Knight who charges in on His white horse in Revelations, coming just for us!
And these are just some of the stories. But it’s not just stories. Have you ever wished your children were born with a manual on how to raise them? Ever wondered how to manage your finances? Sought answers for what integrity looks like or how to have a happy marriage? It’s all here! In this one book.
If you don’t have a copy, run out and get one today. It's available in almost every color and language. You can pick a copy up at most stores, or your local church. This is a must-have for whatever genre you read. The only book you’ll really ever need.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I get up at least an hour before my kids to have my own quiet time and prepare for the day. I play my hymns, read the Bible, journal, and hubby tip toes around. (Thanks hubby) But when it's finally time to wake up the kids, hymns just don't cut it. So here's our morning song ~ the music gets you grooving (and my kids LOVE my moves), the lyrics get you praising. Good Morning!