Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So I done did got hitched

I know it's been awhile since anyone has heard from me. I got married and took off with my new wife on a wonderful honeymoon. I'm still on it. I'm writing this from Maui. I would say married life is great, but I haven't really experienced it yet. I'm still on my honeymoon, which is wonderful, but I don't count it yet as married life. Just as you would take a break from life to go on vacation, I'm doing that too. This is my cocoon time. This is the time that Ashley and I are hidden away from the world to reemerge as one beautiful person in the eyes of God.

So why am I breaking the silence? Well I've discovered that Ashley needs about 12 hours of sleep and night and I don't. So I lay with her in bed a while and read with her and pray with her, let her drift off, lovingly stare at her while she sleeps... make a few faces at her to see if she really is sleeping... and then get up to do things like read, bake a cookie, get something to drink, work on a blog, etc...

Basically, I feel like I'm on vacation with my two best friends. When Ashley and I are hanging out, Jesus is always on our minds and we talk about Him a lot. I was telling Ashley the other day that I think soap is a good analogy for an aspect of Jesus. Whenever soap touches something dirty, the soap doesn't get dirty, but the object it touches gets cleaner. The soap gives of its own self to clean other things. In the same way, you can't dirty Jesus, and anyone that Jesus touches becomes clean. (read it in the gospels) I'll get pictures up in a while. We took a lot and it will take a while to download them off our phones and cameras and compile them and present them in any orderly fashion. So be patient, and pray.

The little news of back home that we have received hasn't been good. At least three people Ashley knows (I have met one of them) have been hospitalized within the past week. All are serious, possibly fatal, probably life changing. Please pray for them. We can't minister as effectively from here. If you know them, go visit and encourage them. Matthew 25:36


J said...

Read this blog post and was incapable of letting it lie on the screen without a comment. So here is my comment:

J said...

The YEAH is for the hitching part...I pray Jesus sorts out the rest.

Jonathan Dow said...