Weddings are strange beasts, both joyful and stressful.  As a Christian, I desperately want to find God in the midst of them.  I hope this blog helps to paint them in a new light. **Since this is a story based blog, the posts are in chronological order, which is different than most blogs.**

The Wedding Lie

“You have captured my heart, my sister, my bride. You have captured my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.” ~ Song of Solomon 4:9 For the next few weeks I’ll be writing on weddings.  I know they’re not technically fairy tales…but every girl dreams of her “fairy tale […]

The Stress Monster

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. ~ 1 Peter 5:8 Although most brides are NOT “bridezillas,” stress is a wedding aspect that every girl must deal with.  A bride is coordinating several huge events (rehearsal, ceremony, reception), organizing a myriad […]

Longing for Home

“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.” ~ Hebrews 13:14, NLT Even though stress is a huge factor in wedding planning, it’s a known factor; everyone talks about it.  One thing no one ever talks about is the yearning you feel for your future husband […]

Wedding Vows

“I will take you to be My wife forever. I will take you to be My wife in righteousness, justice, love, and compassion. I will take you to be My wife in faithfulness, and you will know Yahweh.” ~ Hosea 2:19-20 One of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process was planning the ceremony.  […]

Forever in Righteousness

“I will take you to be My wife forever. I will take you to be My wife in righteousness…” ~ Hosea 2:19a-20 I’m so excited to start digging into these precious vows that God made to us over 2700 years ago![1]  My prayer is that you fall even more in love with your Lover as […]

Forever in Justice

“I will take you to be My wife in righteousness, justice…” ~ Hosea 2:19b I thought I was going to finish up Hosea 2:19 today…God had other plans, though.  There is a lot to learn about the next vow – justice – and this blog will only scratch the surface.   In my last post, […]

Forever in Love and Compassion

“I will take you to be My wife forever.  I will take you to be My wife in righteousness, justice, love, and compassion.” ~ Hosea 2:19 The first part of this verse is God’s vows for the future (Hosea and his peers’ future, that is).  They were fulfilled in Jesus the Messiah. The second part […]