Archive for January, 2015
These words are timely, can help us find peace. Guest Post by Brian Casey, PhD, (our “nephew” by his choice. He offered. We accepted.) God is good! ~~ Anne Boyd, St. George, Transylvania, RO
Following the slaying of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., the composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein said this:
This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more devotedly than ever before.
And in the Christian Chronicle of January 2015, Brian Owens of the (predominantly black) Ferguson Heights MO Church of Christ is said to feel “inclined to protest. ” But his protest won’t involve “waving a ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ sign, staging a ‘die-in’ or chanting ‘I can’t breathe’ during a march. Owens told fellow members of the predominantly black Ferguson Heights Church of Christ,
Worship is our protest. . . . Our response is worship because it is through our worship that people see the glory of God.
The notions expressed by these two men — ideologically and chronically distant from one another — seem to be of the same ilk, don’t they?
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Want Your Marriage to Last As Long As You Both Shall Live? Thank you, Chelsea Dent, for shareing with us the way to help that happen! ~~ Anne
So, I think we all have this idea in our head about what marriage will look like and how happy and fun and lovey dovey it will be, but the truth be told….it’s a crock. Marriage is not all butterflies and daisies and sunshine; it is messy and imperfect and takes true dedication and hard work all the time.
The Truth Is Marriage Means Being Selfless
From the moment you say, “I Do” you are agreeing that you will never be the center of your universe again, you will always have another person to consider. It means saying no to yourself sometimes and saying yes to your spouse and doing things you may not always want to do. It means giving 100% of yourself to someone else 100% of the time.
The Truth Is Marriage (in its own way) Is Much Like Parenthood
Like parenthood, there are no days off…
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