spirits that speak


What Weddings remind me of

Well, the summer of weddings is almost over. I don't believe I've ever been to this many weddings in such a short stretch of time. All of the weddings involved friends and loved ones, sure, but to be honest I never wanna go to 4 weddings in 1 month again.

That said, I actually enjoyed each wedding more than I thought I would. And I had an unexpected surprise. Who would have thought that weddings, of all places, would make me think about my marriage? It's odd, in a completely non-subtle way, that weddings would cause me to reflect like I have been.

It's made me think about the significance of the commitment I made when I got married. It's made me think about how much I love my wife. It's reminded me that there is no one else in the world who I could imagine seeing day after day for the rest of my life and not get tired of it. That said, the routine of day to day life can make it very easy to put those things in the back of our minds (husband and wife).

So I guess the reason I decided to post this is because it's a bit of a recommendation. I recommend that married people attend at least 1 wedding a year, in case you find it holds the same experience for you (along with supporting the married friends whose weddings you're attending, of course). Not that this should be the only activity you undergo to renew the enthusiasm behind your commiment, but it is one. Worked for me, hope you find something that does for you. It's worth every minute!


in the meantime...

ok, so believe it or not i am still working on the posts about the kanye west song. but in the meantime, i've noticed something on my wife's blog that i wanted to call attention to.

please read the post entitled "this weekend & week" from Monday, July 24, 2006. oh, alright...if any of you are too lazy to actually click the link on the right hand side of this page and look for the post, here's the direct link. the reason i want to cite this post is because i believe that it is a good example of prayer.

now, before anybody gets unnecessarily critical and makes any comments about the theology of the post, i should just say one thing: go away! for those of you still left, here's what i mean...it's very honest and openly vulnerable. it acknowledges that the audience is listening and interested and that the audience is very probably interested in responding (e.g. "talk soon").

i don't have much more to say about it, other than that i think if we could learn to integrate this approach in our own prayer lives, we would get more out of prayer and would have more vibrant and fulfilling prayer. this isn't the only way to pray, and there's no saying that this should only be one part of prayer, but i want tanya to know that i was very inspired by the post and i think any of you reading this should go over there and read the post with an open mind and then post comments if desired. it's worth the time!