Posts tagged ‘wife’

A Moment To Breathe

A Moment To Breathe

Thirty two years ago we met after Church;

little did we know we we’d ever promise our word-

to love each other faithfully and hold each other close…

here we are today; Only God would ever know

that dinner and a movie would lead to so much more-

of finding out what love is; where no one’s keeping score.

I love your gentle smile and the way you look at me;

how time seems to stop when we begin to breathe….

I’m truly blessed to be your wife and you my faithful husband;

So many memories that we share…yet we’ve only just begun!

Heart Stones To My Pulse

Heart Stones To My Pulse
Still my heart; bring me close;

Turn the volume down-

Chaos isn’t my type of music

To dance around the town.
Let me hear your voice singing

Whispering in my ear;

That you want to be next to me,

So I don’t have to fear.
My hand longs to be held …

And trace the outline of Your Face;

To feel the One Who’s rescued me-

Saved because of Grace.
With You I want to stop the clock

Together, breathe in and out

Too many things pull us away…

Try to drown us in our doubt.
Promise me before anything unforeseen happens… 

With everything you choose to get-

That you will never allow the enemy strength ….to fill you with regret.

True Valentine 

A while ago I posted this but I forgot to let you know it was my homework and I forgot to ask questions to encourage conversation. I would love to know your input!!

Romans 5:8 But God proves his love for us in that whilewe still were sinners Christ died for us.

There it sat holding one square on the brown tube. What was I to do? My teeth clenched as I pursed my lips together and shook my head. “I’m always putting a new role on! Why can’t he ever do this? It only takes a couple of moments! Now I’m stuck!” 

This is just one of my pet peeves my husband may or may not know about. There is an unwritten list I keep, sometimes I tally the offenses up. But why? What good will it do for me to keep score? I know he loves me more than life; he supports my hobbies, my healthy journey, and he will get up out of bed in the middle of the night to get me a drink or to check a noise that I heard. He knows my faults, yet loves me all the more! He is human, but I believe he’s a fine example of Jesus to me. Moment by moment he lays down his life for other people so that they may have hope, peace, joy.

A few days ago he was in Minneapolis taking a weeklong class so that he can better himself. He does this because he knows this is what God is called him to do. He studies the Bible so that he may help people.

2 Timothy 2:15 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

I’ve been studying the Bible, taking classes, but what for? I want to help people just the same as my husband, to lighten his load. But really is it so I can be like the Israelites and use it against the one God gave me, so I can believe I’m the “better one?” 

God went to the Gentiles, because the Israelites rejected Him. I know I give my husband countless reasons to have a pet peeve list with me, yet He doesn’t remind me of it. My husband has laid down his life for me, because he loves me with an unconditional love. Maybe I too should follow Christ’s example, stop acting like a Pharisee and throw my list away.  

Have you ever felt like a Gentile…. Like people have “lists” for you to follow, yet you never measure up? If so, please explain. 

 
Or…

Do you remember a time when you felt like a Pharisee, feeling like you were better than others? If so, please explain.

Anniversary Ideas

Tomorrow my husband and I celebrate 28 years of marriage. We’ve known each other for over 29 years. Tomorrow I work for a little bit, but I was wondering if you had any ideas how we could celebrate 💕