Saturday, February 18, 2012

a thought on marriage

So I recently started listening to more Focus on the Family broadcasts, probably because
#1 Marriage is always a work in progress and
#2 I don't want to settle for a good marriage, and I should say "we" want a great marriage!

So, I realized I start a lot of sentences with "so".

So, the thought that stuck out is that marriage is a sanctification process. I've never thought of it that way, and it's a good thought to ponder. Marriage, just like God will not settle on leaving you unchanged. It's a tough thought and a wonderful thought all at the same time.

If you'd like to check out the broadcasts, go here and find the series, "God's blueprint for a healthy marriage." I hope it blesses you!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012



Last night I started the Daniel study (Beth Moore's study) at church. And boy howdy, did it get in my business! In a good way...but an oh so tough way. I am grappling now with am I this world's or am I Christ's? And I it ok to spend money re-decorating our house, as opposed to say giving it away? Do I spend too much time dreaming about my dreams instead of asking the Lord what His will is? Now I do believe that the Lord gives us desires and desires that are good and pure. I truly believe that my love of house design and photography are given to me by the perfect Creator. What I am struggling with is when do they take the place of God? I'm really hoping this bible study will bring me clarity. I so want to honor God with everything. But this world can pull you away and you don't even know that you have another lover.

I was listening to a Rich Mullins' song today and it said, "The world can't stand what it cannot own." And I wonder, "Does the world own me?"

This might be way too deep, but it's what is going on in this little brain of mine. I know that the spiritual gifts God gives are way better than a perfectly designed house could ever give me. What is the right balance?

(end of deep thought for the day...does anyone else smell something burning?)