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Biblical Womanhood

Some days I wake up and don’t feel like that great of a person. I feel grumpy and frumpy and well… human. :-p On those days I pray that other people see God through me more than they see me. But. as I’m human. It’s a work in progess. :-p

BUT. Remember how my sweet husbuddy had this sweet idea to read 3 books together as one of our New year’s resolutions?!! Welp. We finished the first one “Four Loves By C.S. Lewis a couple weeks ago and have started a new one!! 🙂

 yay for a super smart husbuddy to keep me on track 🙂

Here are a couple quotes from the first chapter of the book my husbuddy and I started this past week: “Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood” by John Puper & Wayne Grudem.

Here are a couple. I will post more when I find them 🙂 Some pretty cool food for thought though huh?!

“She seeks [freedom] by being transformed in the renewal of her desires to fit in with God’s perfect will (Romans 12:2). The greatest freedom is found in being so changed by God’s Spirit that you can do what you love to do and know that it conforms to the design of God and leads to life and glory.”

“Praying women exert far more power in this world than all political leaders put together”

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the four LOVES

JT and I just finished reading C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves. Quite frankly we both found it hard to get through. But we made it! 🙂 One of our new year’s resolutions was to read 3 books together this year. Down with#1! But this quote about an analogy of love  from the last chapter really stuck out to me:

“A garden is a good thing but that is not the sort of goodness it has. It will remain a garden, as distinct from a wilderness, only if someone does all these things to it. It’s real glory is quite a different kind. The very fact that it needs constant weeding and pruning bears witness to that glory…”

C.S. Lewis in The Four Loves


He used this metaphor in talking about how true love takes work. It can be good. It can be beautiful. But it will not remain a selfless love without the help of God and constant diligence to work at it.

This makes me think of my marriage… JT and I fell in love when we were both 20. In today’s society, the world tells us that if it’s real love it will last forever as this flighty, over the moon, perfect thing. This is SO not true. True love takes work. It takes time. It takes faith. Some days I don’t feel like loving this boy who farts, burps, is smelly, i mean, com’on, he’s a boy. :-p Some days I know he doesn’t feel like loving me because I can be moody and ask him to clean something way too many times in a fifteen minute period… 🙂 ha. But that vow we made on our wedding day, means to us that we’re going to work our darndest on love each other even when we don’t feel like it. True love is work. But it is beautiful work. Just like that garden in C.S. Lewis’ book.

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our love of God

“Perhaps, for many of us, all experience merely defines, so to speak, the shape of that gap where our love of God ought to be. It is not enough. It is something. If we cannot “practise the presence of God,” it is something to practise the absence of God, to become increasingly aware of our unawareness till we feel like men who should stand beside a great cataract and hear no noise, or like a man in a story who looks in a mirror and finds no face there, or a man in a dream who stretches out his hand to visible objects  and gets no sensation of touch. To know that one is dreaming is to be no longer perfectly asleep.”

-C.S. Lewis in The Four Loves

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Do you ever miss home? Get homesick? I do all the freaking time.

Sometimes it’s homesick for my husband. Isn’t he cute? 🙂

sometime for my Colorado,  my childhood home

& sometimes for my parents and dear sisters.

(What AM i doing in that picture? kissing Ams with a scary face. 🙂 haha. Becca looks so sweet, amy looks scared, and i look like i’m the reason for being scared…)

Usually not my brother. ha. JK Philip! I miss you all the time!  and you never call… you’re really bad at that you know…

& sometimes my dear Grandparents who I don’t see nearly as often as I should…

And now, since being married I have another family to miss!

In my head it’s so wonderful in those places. I miss it so much.

But then sometimes when I get there, it’s not all I remembered or hoped it to be.  It’s almost a let down. Have you ever experienced that?

Have you heard Carrie Underwood’s song: Temporary Home? It’s country, I know some of you detest country for some crazy reason,(why all the hate?) but I don’t judge you for that 😉 But seriously, this song is so beautiful. And it has such a message for a contemporary popular song!  It reminds me that this place, this world, is not where I belong. I belong with my Father in heaven.

“…So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God…” Eph. 2:19

My eternal  home is with Christ. There’s a reason I get homesick and then don’t really get “healthy” when I get to the place I’m missing.  It’s because I’m missing my perfect home, where I belong.

Phew. Good thing God has provided such a loving place for me to be  right here, right now! The sun is shining, the weather is beautiful, my family loves me, my husband plays tennis with me and makes me breakfast in bed, my dog kisses me constantly… I am content with where God has me now. I am content that HE is watching over everyone I miss. I am content that with Him, it will always get better.

xoxo~ kimberly

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Design Quotes

A friend on facebook just posted this website. She’s a graphic designer/amazing artist! So… check out this list of design quotes! It’s a must read. 🙂

Especially for all those engineers out there like my father who doesn’t think Architecture is a necessary art :-p hee hee. jk daddio.

I like these the best:(courtesy of the website

It’s art if can’t be explained.
It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.
It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.

— Wouter Stokkel

…Furthermore, design is an element in social responsibility. Good design allows “form to complement performance.” The way things look is not irrelevant to the way things work: how they work is how they should look.

— Thomas F. Schutte

I’m convinced that without bad design, the world would be a far less stimulating place; we would have nothing to marvel over and nothing to be nostalgic about.

— Carrie Phillips

Practice safe design: Use a concept.

— Petrula Vrontikis

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.

— Joe Sparano

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