August 19, 2015 – Stop Looking at the Ring


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“The greatest mistake one can make in life is to be continually fearful he will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

     Today is my wedding anniversary.  I will never forget how Heather looked as she walked down the aisle of that little country church.  I will never forget how our pulses raced as we joined hands before the audience.  I will never forget the songs we played, the vows we made, and the love we gave to one another.  Neither will I forget that my best man forgot to get the ring out of his car.  As he whispered those words in my ear, I frantically and internally began to panic.  While the prayer was being prayed, we jerked the plastic golden ring off of the ring bearer’s pillow.  Even though it looked more like a bracelet, somehow we seemed to make it work

That would be the first sign in our marriage that life isn’t perfect.  If we think marriage, people, children, and ministry are without flaws, we have set ourselves up for major disappointment.  In the moment we learned to make it work.  And when I stopped looking at the ring, and started looking at the one who was wearing it, things changed.

In my life, my wife has always had that affect on me.  If I can get to her, I have gotten home.  Love always makes things better.  Always.  I love you Heather; you are still my destiny!

Daily Reading: Jeremiah 26-29

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