Happy Thanksgiving

30 11 2009

Last week was Thanksgiving and I was thankful for the short break from work.  Emily and I went to her hometown and stayed with her parents in the motorhome, which is always fun… lots of pinochle and quality time with family.  We had our Thanksgiving on Friday and I was overwhelmed with about 50 cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews (and many more complicated-to-describe-the-relation relatives).

Emily and I drove home Saturday to have a day of rest on Sunday before returning to work… which turned out great, because Rebecca St. James was leading worship at The Rock Church, which made our day.  I hope you all had a great weekend as well.  As for us, we now have our sights on an even longer Christmas break 🙂





Sunday 9/28/08 Prayer

28 09 2008

Lord,

Thank you for my partner, my love, my wife.  She is the perfect companion for me… a helper to submit to me.  Not a helper as in a slave or a servant, but as in a partner, an equal, a wife to complete my life.  Lord, may she submit to me because I strive to love her as myself, as Jesus loves the Church.  Help me Lord, to serve her as You serve the Body of Christ.  Thank your for building the foundation of marriage here on Earth, to mirror that of the one that exists between the Church (the bride) and Jesus (the groom).

Please help us Lord to protect marriage and its representation of salvation.  Lord, I believe that marriage was created by You, and that it is designed to be between one man and one woman.  That the image of my wife and me married and being faithful to each other according to the way you designed is truly a miracle, a tangible representation of salvation.  Help us Lord here in California and our country to protect the sanctity of marriage and to stand up for You against sin and unholiness.

Amen