I AM SUPER EXCITED THAT IT'S FRIDAY! Can I get a YEEHAW!?!
Ok, maybe that was a little much...hehe...but I'm so happy the weekend is finally here!
So...I'd like to take a mintue to expound upon my facebook post regarding this recent Yahoo news story--
First, I would like to say that I know many amazing and awesome people who are single parents, divorced, or have chosen to raise their children together without getting married. I LOVE these people and most of them are AMAZING parents. I also understand that the word family is not determined strictly by the stereotypical married couple with two children....especially in working with foster children and families, I realize that a family can be ANY group of people who love, support, and care for each other. Thank goodness for that!
However, what I do find sad is that many people are overlooking God's perfect design for families---starting with a marriage, a committment of love and faithfulness to God and to each other that is meant to last FOREVER! I know from God's word that there are very specific exceptions to that but I also trust and know that God's design is better than anything any of us could come up with for living a life full of JOY! I have been in unhealthy relationships that weren't characterized by God's design and instructions so I know the pain that can bring first hand but by God's Grace I also know the JOY and PEACE that a marriage built around a love for God brings into your life! Will it always be PERFECT? NO. But can you make a committment to love each other through it all...YES!
Give God's plan a try...you won't regret it!
So... my hearts desire is that all people know that they are loved by a God who has an amazing plan for their life and has provided us instructions on how to do that in his Word.
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bonesand flesh of my flesh;she shall be called Woman,because she was taken out of Man.”
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
—Genesis 2:18, 21-24
Thank you Lord for being so GOOD, COMPASSIONATE, AND FORGIVING TO ALL YOU HAVE MADE!
And on a lighter note...hehe...Try this optical illusion..it's awesome! I wonder why that happens?
HAVE A FABULOUS FRIDAY!