The Purpose of Marriage Part II:
The Modern Day Fairytale
Marriage was never intended to be a modern day fairy-tale, happy-ever-after life that gives us purpose and meaning, with an out-clause if things do not work out, giving us the freedom to skip out and start again. The problem with this idea is that we begin the cycle again.
The Purpose of Marriage Part I:
The Story of the Knight in Shining Armour and the Damsel in Distress
The other day, I found myself reflecting on how Christ loved the church so much that He gave Himself up for her (Ephesians chapter 5 verse 25). This led me to think about marriage, or more specifically, my marriage.
The Coats of Easter
Coats. The interesting thing about our coats is we never think about them until we need them. I was with my family in Northern China on Christmas day 2017, and at minus 26 degrees, the one thing that we never forgot when venturing outside was our arctic rated coats. Right now, in most of Australia, they are the last thing on our mind. Warm balmy Autumn days with blue skies, and a forecast for Easter of sunshine through to next week, as we all plan what we are going to do with the annual 4-day break.
God is in the details
You've probably heard the saying that 'the devil is in the details,' first used by A German philosopher and poet by the name of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) "Der Teufel stecktim Detail". But have you heard the other version of the idiom 'God is in the details' first quoted by The German architect, Gustave Flaubert (1821-1800).
Didn't You Know...
Isn’t it interesting that when Jesus was thought to be ‘lost’ by his earthly parents, He replied that He must be in His Father’s House. To what is Jesus referring when He says ‘My Father’s House?’
Web of Relationship
In my opinion, in today’s culture, certainly in Western society, (the politically correct global north), our lives are so intertwined with the internet, (the world wide ‘web’), that we would be lost without it!
Pub at Church
Every week, my husband and I venture out to our local pub. This is for several reasons. Mainly, we need to eat and secondly for great conversations with some friends we have made over the last two-and a-bit years...
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Beyond the Wax Museum
This New Years Eve saw my husband and I on a ‘staycation’ in the city due to COVID. With holidays overseas or even interstate having become somewhat a thing of the past, we decided to tour the city for three days. However, I long for the day, when I can snap myself into a seatbelt and hear those sweet words ‘This is your Captain speaking...
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