Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New Beginnings

It seems I'm in a time period of new beginnings. What I mean by that is that there are several areas where I'm either involved in, or initiating something new.
First, I'm doing a bunch of weddings in both June and July -- hence new beginnings for couples to begin their married life. I love doing weddings. I love seeing beautiful brides and dashing grooms smile, celebrate family, and solemnly lead them to realize the vows they are saying to one another.
Secondly, Linda and I are involved with Retrouvaille -- a ministry for marriages in crisis. These are couples who are separated, divorcing, or actively struggling with the whole idea of staying married. Retrouvaille was a powerful place of correction in our marriage, and giving back by being involved and helping others seems so right to do. This last weekend 26 couples came to a Retrouvaille weekend...nervous, wondering if it was going to help...and when I came on Sunday afternoon to help wrap things up, I noticed two couples standing out in the parking lot, smiling...together...sharing life...It was a new beginning time.
3) Lastly, I'm enjoying immensely the new status of Grandpa. Little Jack is a joy to hold, smile at, talk to, pray over, bless, etc... If I knew it was going to be this good I'd have married them off 10 years ago...well, not really, but it is good!
I love God...He creates all things new...over and over again.
Oh by the way, Retrouvaille is at www.retrouvaille.org - if you need it, try it.