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It’s never too late May 28, 2012
Description from www.IMDb.com: A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800’s suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again?
Wife: For our last movie review, I wanted to choose a movie about marriage. Husband suggested War of the Roses. Really? A cynical movie about divorce? I don’t think so. Instead, he agreed to review Love Comes Softly. Directed by Michael Landon, Jr., this is one of my favorite movies. I have secretly wanted to own the entire series and I am not a movie collector. What do I love about it? It is clean, engaging, sweet, and faith-based. And, it’s a love story! Kathryn Heigl is excellent as usual. My husband teases me about this movie. He calls it “Love dies a slow and agonizing death.” Yes, he is both cynical and funny.
Husband: I liked the storyline. The male lead was a good man. He was God-fearing and had the correct priorities. He was patient and he waited. There were no explosions so I only gave it a 5.
Husband-Wife Compatibility: 7.5 (Wife gave it a 10)
- Book Review: At Home in Mitford (by Jan Karon) (watermarked1.wordpress.com)
I didn’t marry until I was 43. I had almost lost hope. I just want to tell you that love and marriage can happen to you. Pray for it and if it is God’s will it will happen for you.
The rainbow is a symbol of God’s promises to us.
I will put my rainbow in the clouds to be a sign of my promise to the earth.
God is great! Halellujah! Praise him!
#361: Our Song – “Your Smile” May 26, 2012
We’ve almost been married 5 years now and we have no song. No song as in “our song.” Call me corny but I want to have a song for us. A couple of years ago my husband suggested Your Smile by Rene and Angela. I guess I wasn’t excited about it because it wasn’t a favorite. I told my husband recently that I wanted us to have a song. This morning at Zumba they played Stand By Me. I thought that might work. I told him about it after and he thought it was corny. I explained it’s about us standing by each other. He said that’s a given, we are supposed to stand by each other, we are married. He said the song should have some meaning. He suggested a Burning Spear song – the one I played the first time I went to his house. I said, “They will never play that at a wedding. I want a song where we’ll be sitting and it will come on and I can say “Come on, they’re playing our song.” I asked him why he liked Your Smile. He said because when he first saw me walk into that Starbucks 7 years ago I was smiling. And I was smiling in the first picture he saw of me. And that he loves my smile and fell in love with that smile.
Hmmmm. Sounds like a pretty good reason for a song. I can’t think of a better one. So, ladies and gentlemen it’s official. The Dunsons finally have a song, and here it is:
Father, I pray that we would speak the truth in love to one another, honestly and openly sharing our feelings. Grant that we might find great delight and joy together. Deepen and strengthen our friendship. I pray that we would be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us. Teach us to be sensitive to the needs and hurts of the other and help us to minister to each other in these areas. I pray that our marriage will glorify You and be an example of our intention for marriage. (Eph.4:15,25; Prov 5:18; Eph. 4:32 Prov. 17:17; 1 Cor. 10:31 Matt. 20:28)