Wednesday, February 16, 2011

get back up again

This past weekend Brad & I led a Faith Worship Community married couples leadership retreat in Lake Arrowhead. It was an awesome weekend focused on our marriages, the married couples group, relaxing, and being rejuvenated. The Lord showed up and we had an amazing "mountain top" experience.

After such an great weekend it should be no surprise that this week each of us are experiencing, to some degree, the poisonous arrows of the enemy.


For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

Thankfully, we have intercepted with prayer and are getting re-focused. Isn't that what we're supposed to do? When you fall off your bike, get back on. When you fall, and get really hurt, call for help, then get back up again.

So, we're back up again!

If you're in the area and married, bring your spouse to the FWC married couples group. It happens every 2nd Friday of the month, 7-9pm at our house. Come struggle against the powers of this dark world and feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit as we walk together through marriage.

Monday, February 7, 2011

half of me

My husband, Brad, was recently gone for a week working in Carlsbad. Normally, I would relish these moments of not worrying about making a great dinner only he would enjoy, doing as many dishes, or doing as much laundry.

But this whole week I was really off my game. Why did I feel so lost? Why couldn't I get daily tasks done? Why was I so moody?

At first I chalked it up to hormones. The 5th day I realized what was wrong - or did the Holy Spirit whisper it in my ear? I was missing half of me! I was missing my other half, my beloved, my Sugar, my husband.

At this realization, my eyes misted with tears and I thought, "Oh, that's nice". That was a cool, new feeling for me.

“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”

24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Genesis 2: 23-24