Happy Anniversary

We didn't see each other before the service, so pictures were taken after. . .

***Here is a repost of one of my favorites from the last Week of Love***

When it came to choosing a person to do the scripture readings at our wedding, I didn’t hesitate–Lynn & RG Boeyink. That’s Charlie’s Mom and Dad.

First, they’re awesome role models (married 43 years now!) Second, their faith continually astounds me. Third–well, there is no third, I just KNEW they were the people to do it.

But when Lynn and RG made their way to the podium, I got a little nervous because I saw Lynn carrying a piece of paper.

It was then that I knew she’d written something down.

It was then that I knew, I would need Kleenx–lots of them.

She just has a way with words . . . So, here is what she read.

Not an eye was dry in the church.

Enjoy, and be sure to stop by tomorrow, because my sweet hubby is breaking down his TOP TEN most favorite love songs. And he knows how to pick them, let me tell you.

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When was it Love?

By Lynn Boeyink

I wore my mom's wedding dress. My diamond is Charlie's mom's engagement diamond.

Little did you two know that on the campus in Marshall, Minnesota, you would meet, eventually fall in love with, and today marry each other. As the months and years passed at Southwest State and the friendships came and went, you established yourselves there, chose your fields of study, worked and played, and the awareness of one another became more real.

But when what is love?

Was it a glimmer of in your smiles that set the world in fire or was it in the eyes that sparkle and light up a room?

Perhaps there was something unique in that friendly manner and charm that seemed to be so natural. Or was it that confident style that told everyone you met that you could conquer any task or problem that came your way?

Was it a sense of love on those first few dates when you were convinced that this is one very special person? Or, was it when the realization that your life goals and commitment to hard work were similar or when you realized that your enjoyment of the outdoors and sports were compatible?

This is one of my favorite pictures of me and my dad on my wedding day

Perhaps it was love when you learned of one another’s faith in Jesus Christ and that you both had a desire to be a part of the world around you but not to live by worldly standards. Maybe it grew to be real love as your time together became more and more cherished and your time apart more uncomfortable.

It must have been true love when you looked into one another’s eyes and finally knew deep in your hearts that you wanted to be together forever.

But you do know, don’t you, that it really was love long before you ever met, before your first date, even before you left home to venture out on your own to make your way in the world. Before you did any of these things—it was love!

It was love because God says in his word, “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I knew you.” and He says, ‘I know the plans I have for you…plants to give you home and a future.”

So you see, it was love for you when you committed to each other, but God loved you long before that, His love is eternal, and his plans for you stand firm forever.

It was love for you before you were ever born, because God said so. He planned it that way. May you grow in this love for each other with time knowing always that your union is part of God’s divine plan for your lives.

You may kiss the bride. Bonded for life now and happy to be.

~~~

So, what’s your love story?

Cinema Sound Off-True Grit

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My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.

CLICK HERE for our rating system

Now…onto the movie.

TRUE GRIT

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Synopsis from IMDB:

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested.

My Review

Oh my, I’m not really sure where to start really. Slow is a word that comes to mind. Yep, VERY slow. As a writer, we’re taught to grab the reader’s attention with the very first line, paragraph, first page, first chapter.

I guess movies don’t follow that same rule.

Now, I’m not a fan of this genre, either (westerns) so the movie already had a strike against it just because it was of the cow-boy-boot-wearing-genre. But still, I figured I could watch it with an open mind.

I tried. Really, I did.

But the slow momentum and boring scenes just never grabbed my attention. The make-up was good, though. All those rotten teeth and such, probably took a long time to do. And Barry Pepper, I nearly didn’t recognize him at first. He did a nice job grossing me out with all the spit goobers and wrangled up teeth and lips.

I think the girl, Mattie, stole the show. She was awesome. Loved her. The rest of the cast…not so much.

So, I’m sorry to say, I have to give it our lowest rating:

 

1 ticket –Don’t go see it. Give your ticket away.

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Have you seen it? What’d you think?

Head on over to KM Wilsher’s blog and see what she thought of the movie.

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Friday Funnies

Have you heard of Tim Hawkins?

I mentioned him on this blog a long time ago after seeing him LIVE at our church. OH…. but he’s worth another mention today on Friday Funnies

Last week we hung out with some friends and watched one of his DVDs. Again I was near tears, laughing.

By far, this is his funniest skit:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK2OakMoW_c]

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What’d you think?

Happy Friday, everyone!

When was it Love? –Week of Love

We didn't see each other before the service, so pictures were taken after. . .

When it came to choosing a person to do the scripture readings at our wedding, I didn’t hesitate–Lynn & RG Boeyink. That’s Charlie’s Mom and Dad.

First, they’re awesome role models (married 43 years now!) Second, their faith continually astounds me. Third–well, there is no third, I just KNEW they were the people to do it.

But when Lynn and RG made their way to the podium, I got a little nervous because I saw Lynn carrying a piece of paper.

It was then that I knew she’d written something down.

It was then that I knew, I would need Kleenx–lots of them.

She just has a way with words . . . So, here is what she read.

Not an eye was dry in the church.

Enjoy, and be sure to stop by tomorrow, because my sweet hubby is breaking down his TOP TEN most favorite love songs. And he knows how to pick them, let me tell you.

~~~

When was it Love?

By Lynn Boeyink

I wore my mom's wedding dress. My diamond is Charlie's mom's engagement diamond.

Little did you two know that on the campus in Marshall, Minnesota, you would meet, eventually fall in love with, and today marry each other. As the months and years passed at Southwest State and the friendships came and went, you established yourselves there, chose your fields of study, worked and played, and the awareness of one another became more real.

But when what is love?

Was it a glimmer of in your smiles that set the world in fire or was it in the eyes that sparkle and light up a room?

Perhaps there was something unique in that friendly manner and charm that seemed to be so natural. Or was it that confident style that told everyone you met that you could conquer any task or problem that came your way?

Was it a sense of love on those first few dates when you were convinced that this is one very special person? Or, was it when the realization that your life goals and commitment to hard work were similar or when you realized that your enjoyment of the outdoors and sports were compatible?

This is one of my favorite pictures of me and my dad on my wedding day

Perhaps it was love when you learned of one another’s faith in Jesus Christ and that you both had a desire to be a part of the world around you but not to live by worldly standards. Maybe it grew to be real love as your time together became more and more cherished and your time apart more uncomfortable.

It must have been true love when you looked into one another’s eyes and finally knew deep in your hearts that you wanted to be together forever.

But you do know, don’t you, that it really was love long before you ever met, before your first date, even before you left home to venture out on your own to make your way in the world. Before you did any of these things—it was love!

It was love because God says in his word, “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I knew you.” and He says, ‘I know the plans I have for you…plants to give you home and a future.”

So you see, it was love for you when you committed to each other, but God loved you long before that, His love is eternal, and his plans for you stand firm forever.

It was love for you before you were ever born, because God said so. He planned it that way. May you grow in this love for each other with time knowing always that your union is part of God’s divine plan for your lives.

You may kiss the bride. Bonded for life now and happy to be.

~~~

So, what’s your love story?