Saturday, September 27, 2008

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; "and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

~Matthew 6:28-29 (NKJV)



Urban Sunrise




Don't worry about today. Give it to the One who holds tomorrow in His hands.

But first be concerned about God's kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well.

~Matthew 6:33 (ISV)

Happy Sabbath!

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Toast


Here's to the union of my good friends: Antonio and Sharon Espinoza. A match made in Heaven, if Heaven were only a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Chicago's metropolis. Here's to the fond memories you two have made and cheers to the memories to come. Here's to seven years of adolescent dating and to the years that lay ahead.

Here's to that old and broken road, the one with detours and pitfalls and false leads, that had brought together the two of you.


Here's to the intimacy you two will share.



Here's to the idea of two becoming one: of one mind, one body, one soul. Here's to the fulfillment of "bone of my bone, flesh from my flesh." where they shall leave their mother and father, to become one.



Here's to the secret knowledge known only to the two of you, and to the exploration of the sacred beneath the blessed canopy of marriage.


Here's to the laughter and the dance.



Here's to the moments of joy and the smiles that exists for all to see...

IMG_9656 well as the ones that exist for just the two of you.


Here's to dancing to the song of life and never forgetting that the road you travel will always be wider with your friends, your family, and your God by your side.


So, congratulations to the two of you! May God pour out an overabundance of his blessing for you both and bless you richly as you begin your new life together.