Thursday, March 22, 2007

Joshua 12 - 14; 1 Corinthians 7

So it’s raining and you know that means growth and green but in the rain I pretty much only see gray.... But like the journey I guess maybe...maybe I am learning to see HOPE in the gray, in the dark….maybe…

Talking to __ talking to __, blasts from the past, you know, from early in the journey when I had EVERYTHING figured out. When I thought it was my job, or I think I thought I was God and I had to get everyone saved. What a crock and while I know that now, I didn’t know it then. So I have to keep remembering there is 'no irreparable harm' and that I’m NOT God and I can pray and I can BE CURIOUS about them, because YOU do it all anyway and all I need to do….am supposed to do is…..love You and in that Love, in that being loved……LOVE and follow and be curious and pray and ……that’s pretty much it…..now I can choose to serve and help in areas but all I HAVE to do is LOVE and the weird thing is the curiousity is coming as well, the less I know the MORE curious I am kinda thing I guess…..I do love __ and __…..a couple of amazing guys with brilliant minds and what I see as protected hearts and who the hell can blame them you know. The world is dangerous and sucks……but God while dangerous, definitely doesn’t suck…..He is uncontainable and unfathomable and mysterious and beyond all my understanding and yet what I do understand makes me want to Know Him more…….So can I live exposed and vulnerable and freakishly curious in that protection….That’s the question for me I guess…

1 Corinthians 7: 23-24 All of you, slave and free both, were once held hostage in a sinful society. Then a huge sum was paid out for your ransom. So please don't, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you. Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.

Had to wish my husband Happy Birthday.....well the whole of the rest of 1 Corinthians 7....;) I am blessed...but that's about me.
My husband is an amazing man. He is strong and yet in recognizing how that needing to be strong has shaped him becoming attractively weak, which is a new strength . He is intelligent and gaining wisdom. He is an amazing Husband and Father and the coolest most loving Grandfather. He leads with his heart making him very easy to follow. He follows with humility making him even more of a leader. He guides with love and yet strong convictions. He is attractive and as he ages becoming ever more attractive. Happy Birthday Dan....love you me

10 comments:

Bruce said...

Happy birthday to your husband. May you two enjoy many more years of happiness.

B~

Layla said...

HELLO HANDSOME DAN!!!!! (Sorry but I didn't realize what a hot tamale you were married to!!!)

I hope both of you have a wonderful day celebrating his birthday.

Guess what - you have been awarded the "Thinking Blog Award"!!! Check out my blog in a little while, I am still finishing the post.

(oh, I already knew how cute you are!!! You two are adorable together)

Becky said...

Happy Birthday..

becky

Jada's Gigi said...

Happy B Day to your hubby! "Hold the high ground with him at your side." good line for the occasion...:)

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating it together.

holy chaos said...

happy birthday to dan! what a nice pic!

Saija said...

what a good writer you are ... thoroughly enjoyed reading your post ... and some of your other writings ...

and happy bday to your sweetie as well!

Danielle said...

Great photo of Dan and you! Thank you for sharing, Becky. You sound very much in love. : )

You mean if we don't save everyone we come across the kingdom of God won't end up in the wastebin? Just a little joke here. I have to say OUCH because that was what I thought I had to do once too. I felt that I just didn't love someone enough if I couldn't make them see how good Jesus was. I think all I did was tick them off and frustrate myself.

Praising God for our growth! And His GRACE!

So I Go said...

"LOVE and follow and be curious and pray and ……that’s pretty much it.."

love the simplicity of that :-)

happy birthday Dan!

Robert said...

happy belated birthday dan!! i bet its never a dull moment around your house lol maybe becky will have you make a special spousal *guest post8 sometime so you can sharea lil of your side.