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You’re the one that I want…

18 Jan

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat, I have an awesome wife!  We just all have to go ahead and agree on that, cause it’s the truth.  That being said, I think I need to tell you a little about her.  She is, quite simply, amazing! She is an awesome friend, a great mother to our children, a throw down chef, and a good teacher.  She is truly my helpmate, and exhibits the characteristics of a Proverbs 31 woman.

My desire is that I can be the husband back to her that God has called me to be.  Paul lays it out for me in the letter to the Church at Ephesus when he writes, 

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
(Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV)

I want to love my wife sacrificially.  I want to put her before myself.  I want to encourage her and lift her up.  I want to help her to grow into the follower of Christ that God has called her to be.  However, the fact of the matter is that I can’t do those things for her.  But, Christ in me can!  Thank God for sending His Spirit to help me (and all Christians for that matter) to be the people that He created us to be.  I pray that through the power of the Holy Spirit I can be the husband that She-Wood needs.  She is a wonderful woman, and I love her madly.  I want to honor her as my wife and the mother of our children by being the type of husband that is described in Ephesians.

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They will know us by our love

8 May

Okay yes another Christy Nockles song…I don’t ever ever ever get sick of them. We went to a concert to see Shane and Shane recently and they grabbed a pack of tissues because they always cry…well inevitably Christy makes me cry. Okay so enough about me and my sobby friends…get it sobby? pun on snobby….oh I guess I only make myself laugh.

Okay so here’s the deal I love my husband. It’s mother’s day weekend and he always makes me feel wonderful but this week even more so. It doesn’t help that I missed him terribly all week while being at moms and that I came home to a clean home and two bright smiling faces who missed me this week. I already got my present, although I didn’t need a cast iron tea kettle and mint tea but I’m very thankful. I love me some mint tea. I love sharing it with my husband too. Another blog that I followed echoed my sentiments in her post. She’s cool. I know my husband doesn’t talk to his hairdresser about me but I know I am loved. How lucky am I!