“Be still, my soul, thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake
All now mysterious shall be bright at last
Be still, my soul, the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below”—http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq59iE3MhXM
Just saw an article on Pinterest entitled, “The 5 MUST HAVE Poses your photographer NEEDS TO TAKE on your wedding day!” This makes me want to barf. If you set everything up on your wedding day to get the best pictures, it will be just that—a lot of pretty pictures. Like a photo shoot…done by models. Who are fake. Stop worrying about the pictures, TRUST the photographer/artist who you hired to capture it, and create some real memories and real emotions so they have something to capture! I hope to have beautiful pictures from my wedding, and I am paying handsomely to have an artist who I respect take them. But even if the sun suddenly went dark and there wasn’t any light on my wedding day and then cicadas came and ate my wedding albums, and then my computer crashed and I lost all the files, I hope that my memories from the day would still be enough to keep me happy when I think back on it. Even if my photographer doesn’t capture the “FIVE MUST HAVE POSES.” Rant over.
“I once had lively discussion with a brother who insisted that in his relationship everything was equal, and that this was the hallmark of their marriage. To him equal meant same and therefore interchangeable. He proudly rejected the idea of male initiation and female response. And what is more, he thought he was serving the cause of women in this.
I responded by saying that in my marriage, my wife and I never think about equality, though if forced to think about it we would affirm our mutual worth before God. Instead, I see my wife as better and more precious than I—of greater worth. And I told him my wife took no offense in this matter. Indeed she gets upset with me precisely at the point when I start treating her as my equal. To her it feels like a step down.”
”—~John Ensor, Doing Things Right In Matters of the Heart, p. 95
“You are not one of God’s agents to make me what I am, rather you are myself. You are my thirteenth chapter of the First Epistle to the Corinthians. Without this chapter no human being is truly human. Without you I would have accepted love…But without you, my dear, I would not have ‘had’ love. I should not think of saying that I love you; that would be quite false. Rather you are the one part of me, which would be lacking if I was alone…It is only in our union—you and I—that we form a complete human being…And that is why, my dear, I am quite certain that you will never lose me on this earth—no, not for a moment.”—Helmuth von Moltke in a letter to his wife Freya while in Nazi prison awaiting execution in 1945