Wisdom From the World
“I no longer believe love works like a fairy tale, but like farming. Most of it is just getting up early and tilling the soil and then praying for rain. But if we do the work, we just might wake up one day to find an endless field of crops rolling into the horizon. In my opinion that’s even better than a miracle. I’d rather earn the money than win the lottery because there is no joy in a reward unless it comes at the end of a story.” – Donald Miller
Wisdom From the Word
“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard- things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.” – Galatians 5:22,23 (The Message)
Keep Me Real, Lord!
Lord, help me to be aware of the re-connect points with my spouse after we have been separated by the responsibilities of life. Help me to approach my LifeMate with exuberance, love and a compassionate grace. Give me the desire to be intentional at the intersections in our day. May we thrive not just survive in our marriage and may you be glorified through our attitudes. Amen.