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What's It Like to be Married to Me?

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This poor guy right here.

He is my best friend. And although I don't always know how to show it, I love him so much.

As one of the most stubborn girls in the world, I can honestly tell you that if you struggle with how to show your husband respect...you are not alone.

I love this guy so much, but until recently did not realize exactly how to communicate respect to him.

I found an article online last week that REALLY stepped on my toes. I haven't read the rest of her posts, so I don't endorse the blog. But I do think this article is something us stubborn wives need to hear.

http://lovinglifeathome.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/25-ways-to-communicate-respect/

It was really #1 that jolted me. "Choose Joy". Hmm, that's a good thought but what if I'm genuinely not happy? Well, she went on to answer that question; "Please don't use moodiness as an attempt to manipulate your man, but in all things rejoice, because that's the right thing to do"…

Sometimes Busy is Bad

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I was in the play "Our Town" in high school and never did this quote stick out to me quite as much as it did the other day. I'm just reminded that everyday is a gift and every moment with my husband is a moment to treasure. It's selfish of me not to put in the effort to stay connect with my friends and family.

I want to hold tight the good moments in life. I want to take beautiful moments and dwell on them. And take moments of conviction and let it seep into my soul. I want to take dark and hard moments and remember the pain. I want to take quiet moments and be still.
In our staff meeting this week, we read the article "Tyranny of the Urgent" by Charles E. Hummel. It was the perfect "cherry-on-top" to my recent revelation about how I should live my life. Here is one of my favorite quotes about learning to say "no" to some good things, even ministry opportunities.