You are my light, shining down on my path, leading me away from poor choices and keeping me straight. During the hard challenges and stresses of my job, you are always there to listen and give sympathy. Like a fresh spring rain after weeks of heavy sun, you refresh me. Like a flower drying out, you water me to let me bloom.
I asked for you in my prayers, but had no idea God would give me someone so much more. Your beauty is radiant, and your heart glows. So many people see the strength in you, that you are just beginning to explore and use. Your success in your work proves your intelligence and hard work, but your success in your marriage proves your commitments and love.
How you do everything, is still a mystery I may never solve. But, I will continue to mold my ways and my heart to be a reflection of you.
Recently, a post showed up on my Twitter feed with this question:
I’ve never understood praying for the sick. Why ask the all powerful being who made them sick to reverse their decision?
Granted, this is probably coming from a non-believer, Atheist, or some other kind of belief, as a joke. But, seriously, I still think the question is valid that even some Christ-followers get hung up on. “Why does God make people sick or worse?”
We had a whirlwind of a weekend last weekend. We were just your average, normal working family, until one event shakes us up and changes us for life. So many people go through the same thing that we did. Most people are always saying, “That’s terrible, but it probably won’t happen to us”…… until, one day, it does. That was us.
As I look back on my life, I realize that the majority of my “learning” did not happen during the 12-years of grade school. Nope. It happened in the last 13 years of marriage. Consider this: My wife has programmed-in specific keywords that trigger a subliminal response:
Over the last couple of years, my wife and I have made a decision to become more self-sufficient as a family. For far too long, we’ve been reliant on companies and other people to provide for us. We, as a society, have become complacent and dependent on these companies to supply us with our needs. But, what would happen if one, or more, of those companies go under? Or what if they are doing things that are not morally ethical and you don’t want to be a part of it? What would you do? Continue reading →
What exactly is Valentine’s Day? A day that Hallmark created to sell greeting cards of love? A day that kids can create cool shoe-box containers where others can “drop” their valentine’s day cards in? Perhaps, Valentine’s Day is just another day, like yesterday?