49 Years of Blessings

From the beginning of creation, “God made them male and female. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mark 10:6-9

Wave after wave of blessings have crested, crashed, and rippled into our lives. With each new wave, we come closer to each other, moving in greater strength and love as one. Your steadfast love and care in the good times and in the troubled times have made all the difference. God has truly joined us together, and no one can separate us.

You are my thundering wave of strength, my deep water wave of hope, my ever-swirling wave of joy, and my unceasingly surging wave of love.

Thank you for 49 years of bountiful blessings that have united us forever.

I love you from the depths of my being. I am yours for all eternity,
Your Beloved

Happy Birthday, My Beloved

Adjunct Professor, Associate Dean, Registrar, Dean, ACBSP Accreditation Leader, Omicron Theta Chapter of Delta Mu Delta Founder, Study Abroad Cheerleader, Adopted Father of many, Air Force Veteran, Father, Beloved Husband, Faithful Friend, Marriage Servant, Awesome Speaker, Distinguished Professional, Recognized Leader, Degree Collector, Adventurer Extraordinaire, World Traveler, and much more – that is my man in all his splendor!

Praying. Serving. Loving.

I am so blessed by you and honored to walk with you on the path God has called you to walk.

Happy Birthday, my Beloved!

Praying God’s Love on Your Husband

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. …
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

Head knowledge is good. Scripture knowledge is great. Heart knowledge of the Scriptures prompts me to prayer. I love praying God’s Word.

I also love my husband of 48 years. As I read 1 Corinthians 13, I began to focus upon my relationship with the Lord and with Keith and decided to pray portions of this Scripture.

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Dove Lesson Points to Mystery of Christ

Two doves walking the wall. The male dove takes a few steps and turns to see if his mate is following. She starts up the incline and stops. They both look at me. Then, the male turns and takes a few steps forward, turns and looks at her. She follows.

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Marriage, A Stunning Perspective

You see 5 editors, on the cover. You turn the pages to the contributors’ page and find that 38 experts contributed to the 16 chapters which were divided into four sections. You take a deep sigh, close the cover, and turn to the back cover.

“What we believe about marriage reflects what we believe about God.”

Interesting perspective. I had never thought about marriage in this way.

I am so glad that I opened the book again and began to read. This book explores the depth, the intimacy, and the beauty of marriage from God’s perspective.

Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is a much-needed book that digs deeply into the soil of today’s marriages, pulls up the weeds, turns them over and upside down, and asks “Why?”

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