Monday, September 29, 2008

Heidrick Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Heidrick (ages 22 and 18)
Joined in marriage September 20, 2008

I Erin, make a covenant before God and man, to you Cameron Heidrick to be your loyal wife. For as Christ is the head of his church so is the husband head of his wife. Cameron I will submit myself to you. I will live first for our God, and then for you, loving you, obeying you, caring for you and ever seeking to please you. I will be your discreet, chaste keeper at home, diligently and faithfully caring for the affairs of your household so that your heart may always safely trust in me. It is my prayer and desire that you will find in me the help meet God designed especially for you. If the Lord chooses so to bless us, it will be my delight to be your faithful bearer of children and I will assist you in teaching them about our God and his commands. Wherever you go I will go, wherever you stay I will stay, your people will be my people. I will be yours in time of plenty and in time of want, in time of sickness and in time of health, in time of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of success. May God be gracious to us and bless us and may his face shine upon us. I pledge to you my life as an obedient faithful wife.

I, Cameron Heidrick, covenant before God and man to you, Erin Rae Lowry to be your loving husband, to lead you, to protect you, and to provide for you in the fear and grace of the Lord.
I vow to love you as my wife even as Christ also loved the Church,To lay down my life for you, To wash you with the water of the Word, To love you as my own body and to nourish and cherish you even as the Lord does the Church, To render unto you the affection owed you, knowing that I do not have authority over my own body but you do, To dwell with you according to knowledge, giving honor unto you as unto the weaker vessel, and living together with you as heirs together of the grace of life. You alone will be my delight as the wife of my youth. I will fight for you, for our sons, for our daughters, and for our household. The Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts you and I. I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and times of triumph.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Wisdom Of Captain Green Beard

the Captain speaks baby-ese

K & A: Captain, thank you for joining us. It's a pleasure to have you here. Before we begin is there anything that you would you like to say to our readers?
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K & A: Yes indeed. And can I ask what is your take on the current economic climate?
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K & A: Hum....yes. And Captain, who do you think is the man most suitable to lead the nation during this next presidential term?
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Well, there you have it everyone. Right from the Captain himself. Concise and compelling.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

LAF Book Review: Get Married ~ Candice Watters

Candice Watters is bold, and she’s on a mission to challenge the “being single is holier” myth that has pervaded Christendom in recent years. Her unabashed endorsement of Christian marriage is a breath of fresh air and offers hope to unmarried women who desire godly spouses and families.

Let’s face it; there are thousands of unmarried Christian women out there who wonder where all the “Mr. Rights” have gone. Where are the men who desire a godly wife and have a vision to bring up the next generation of Christians? In our culture of “hooking up” (yes, sadly, even in Christian circles) and extended adolescence, a mature, respectable man is regarded like a UFO sighting: rare, unbelievable, and unlikely to pass by again.

So when Candice Watters boldly declares that women need to get serious about marriage and pray for it to happen, it might seem a bit pie-in-the-sky to jaded women who’ve nearly given up. But Mrs. Watters doesn’t just cast the vision; she provides practical, biblical steps that single ladies can take in their quest to become a “Mrs.”

Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen covers this topic from many angles, providing insights into the “holy pursuit” of marriage, why men aren’t jerks, living in preparation for marriage, and praying boldly for a godly spouse. Whether you come from the courtship camp or have never heard of the term, you can benefit from this refreshing, challenging book. I found myself dog-earing pages and highlighting sentences and paragraphs as I read through the book twice, marking out quotes I wanted to send to unmarried friends to encourage them. Get Married is chock-full of winners, and Mrs. Watters is not afraid to tackle the hard questions and the sticky situations.
Read the rest of Mrs. Chancey's book review here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday - Ike Edition

Marci over at "Down on the Farm" has a wonderful thing going. Every Monday she blogs about what she is thankful for and asks readers to join in. This week's edition falls on Tuesday due to hurricane Ike. Please visit Marci to see the pictures of her "different looking farm" after a visit from Ike and keep her and her family in your prayers they have quite a mess to clean up. If you have stopped in at "Down on the Farm" before, perhaps you have taken an evening cyber-walk with Marci around her farm. She is a gracious hostess. Unfortunately, due to Ike she has lost some of her lovely trees, part of what makes cyber-walks with her so enjoyable.
Marci mentioned that friends loaned them a generator....and it reminds me of all the times in Alaska that John saved us by keeping the place running while the tough winter elements were testing us. He was the one that always went out and braved the elements to take care of whatever was needed and I REALLY appreciated being able to rely on him. He was no ordinary kid. At a very young age he was "doing all the man stuff" and I was certainly very thankful. If it wasn't for him I am certain we would have all turned to Popsicles or worse. He set a great example for his younger brothers who are now doing the same, only it's the Texas version and it includes snake wrangling.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

From Scott Brown Online...

Whenever the protective barrier is broken, things change. In this case, the glass ceiling has left a blood on the floor and millions of women who bear the scars from it. This is why I do agree with the feminists on this point, “You’ve come a long way baby.”
We should consider the possibility that American women today are experiencing a level of dissatisfaction, stress and unhappiness that American women have never before experienced. Feminism made them dissatisfied enough with their lives to throw off convention. But when they reap the fruits of their liberation, they find that what they got was not exactly desirable. That result is enshrined in the statement, “You’ve got your own cigarette now baby, You’ve come a long long way.”
But there is a better way in the home centered, husband helping, child raising life that God has ordained for the happiness of his daughters and their families.

Read the rest here.