Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Every true wife makes her
husband’s interests her own.
While he lives for her, carrying
her image in his heart and toiling
for her all the days, she thinks
only of what will do him good.
When burdens press upon him
she tries to lighten them by
sympathy, by cheer, by the
inspiration of love. She enters
with zest and enthusiasm into
all his plans. She is never a
weight to drag him down, she is
his strength in his heart to
help him ever to do nobler
and better things.
J.R. Miller

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I am now following Blessed Femina and have really enjoyed what I've read there so far. Here are some quotes on the blog that I absolutely loved. =)

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste." 
- Charlotte Brontë

 "How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer's ear It soothes his sorrow, heals his wounds, And drives away his fears."
-John Newton

"As you read, pause frequently to meditate on the meaning of what you are reading. Absorb the Word into your system by dwelling on it, pondering it, going over it again and again in your mind, considering it from many different angles, until it becomes part of you."
-Nancy Leigh DeMoss

The truths that I know best
I have learned on my knees.
I never know a thing well, till it is
burned into my heart by prayer.
-John Bunyan

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I wonder...

For as long as I can remember, I've always looked longingly at the day when (Lord willing, of course) I would have a husband and family of my own. Typical of every girl, right? Doesn't every girl want their own Prince Charming to live happily ever after with? (Actually, this use to be the typical girl, but that's another sorrowful topic...)

After all those years of waiting and hoping, this dream has finally begun to look real to me. And honestly? It looks really scary. I use to think it would take forever to turn 18 (this being, to me, a marriageable age), and now 18 has come and gone. The purpose of this post, though, is not meant to say any variation of:
"I'm tired of waiting!"
"He should be here by now!"

Instead, while reflecting on where I'm at in my life, I would like to thank God for his perfect reasons and timing. I've been thinking about the fact that so many people seem to be ridiculously immature when they get married these days. The world takes marriage so lightly. During one of my classes this last semester, one of the students became engaged to be married this summer. She was taking the class with her friend and they always talked about going to the mall, getting their nails done, or something teenage girlish like that. One day, as these girls were debating how to get their hair cut, the engaged girl (sorry, but I just can't call them women) was admiring her ring (an outrageously huge one, I might add. Total waste of money...). I remember thinking ...but they're just kids... And then I recalled that the engaged girl is actually two years older than me. It killed me that she was still acting and talking like a teenager (meaning 14-17 years old, btw) and yet will be getting married in a few months. What do people think marriage is? A slumber party? A patch of eternal roses? (lol, please excuse the sarcasm)

I honestly do not know what must go through people's minds when they think of marriage in their immature state, but it's certainly not any form of responsibility. Going back to the slumber party analogy, I don't think they realize that no matter how late they stay up, they'll crash eventually, or that roses, though very beautiful, do have thorns.
I said all of that to say this.
(Wait for it....lol)
I'm not ready yet either. Even though I hope that day isn't very far away (and even though, as of a few years ago, I would have thought I'd be married by now), I'm extremely grateful that God knows I still have some things to work on before my wedding day. Sometimes I can't help but wonder if I'll ever feel mature enough, whether I actually am or not. I do know that His ways are perfect, and that this includes His will for my life.
So as I wait, I pray not only for patience, but also that God will prepare a godly man for me. And that I will be worthy of him when (or if...) God brings that man into my life.  

May God Be Glorified,