Sunday, July 08, 2007
30 Day challenge
Monday July 9, 2007
"And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you". Eph 4:32
As I have worked through this challenge I have learned how beneficial it is to my husband and our family for me to practice kindness, have a tender heart, display and grant forgiveness to others.
Reaching Day 22 of the 30 day challenge is a milestone for me... I have not even followed a diet as diligently as I have participated in the challenge!
My goals are being met each week and we are becoming a partner-focused couple instead of a child-focused one.
I found this quote as I was reading the Arp's book The Second Half of Marriage...
"The real mystery of marriage is not that husband and wife love each other so much that they can find God in each other's lives but that God loves them so much that they can discover each other more and more as living reminders of God's presence. They are brought together, indeed, as two prayerful hands extended toward God and forming in this way a home for God in this world" Henri Nouwen in Seeds of Hope
It is my prayer that our marriage will be like those two prayerful hands coming together!
This week's goals:
Help Tom get things ready for Spencer and I to leave for Russia on the 20th.
Continue to encourage and support Tom
Truly listen when he speaks and not assume I know what he is going to say.
***Be sure to check in with Christine over at Fruit in Season and let her know if you are participating in the challenge... you can also read through the blogs of other wives who are in the challenge as well.