Thursday, October 15, 2009


No small task as you know getting things in order. We are moving books and stuff around to hopefully make the most (our) of time for the days are evil. Eph 5:16

Keeping a small home office to keep our family together is going to be a good thing. Even though E has to go out to do the work, this is his first and last stop of the day. Coffee brewing at his finger tips, and a desk and chair to get things done. Well his desk is not in yet. He just gave me the roll top he had been using. It now is squeezed in our humble school room/den/ guest room. That's the room E made for my niece while we schooled her through high school.

I know things are hard for lots of people now, we are some of them, but I am so in awe of a Father who loves me so much that He is in control letting me grow into the daughter, wife, and mother He wants me to be that He makes it easier in my life to rest in that. So I will confess with my keypad Jesus is Lord of my life, lifter of my soul, that it is well with me. Apart from him I can do nothing, with him all things are possible... Thanks Dad!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

20 Years Later...

I started this earlier this week but I lost everything I wrote, bummer. It's like being redundant. One of my pet peeves.

Alas we hit this milestone in our marriage. No small feat being unequally yoked. That being said, I am so grateful for a man who would die for me and his children. A man who would give all he had to help women and children in need, okay some guys too. A man who lets me go to church and worship how I want, he let me home school our dudes, he likes all my "Christian" friends. I guess it helps that I go to the smallest church on the planet (just the way I like it) btw. He let our son go to a Christian college. Many other details of our life together speak in volumes of who Jesus is and how he has sanctified our marriage. Some of our friends call him a closet Christian. I remind him gently "every knee will bow".

I say all this to thank the King, and encourage those who have spouses that do not believe yet. Stand fast, stay the course, stand in the gap and pray. That even without a word they may be saved. 1 Peter 3:1 When it gets tough and it does, look up to the hills where our help comes from, Psalms 121:1. He will never leave you or forsake you, Deut 31:6. Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, and your household. Acts 16:31 So for me this covers it.

Twenty years later, I had hoped for a vow renewal ceremony with a saved man but that has to wait. I know all things work together for good to those who love the Lord Romans 8:28.

My standing prayer is Thank you Lord with long life you will satisfy E and show him your salvation. Psalms 91:16

Help me Lord be a woman who worships you, a wife that respects her husband, be a loving mother with a meek and quiet spirit, and is a chaste home keeper that blesses the kingdom.

God Bless you as you pursue holiness with your spouse.