Christoph and I are enjoying this week of relaxing, spending our time reading, having amazing conversations about what God wants for our lives, watching Curb your Enthusiasm, and listening to music on our new record player. We are experiencing the blessings of marriage. Learning from each other, growing in love more and more each day. Christoph said to me today, "Being married you learn so much more about yourself, how you need to change or grow, how it's as if we are holding up mirrors for each other for the other person to look through, showing us a little bit more of who we really are, pointing each other to Christ to complete us. This I think is a perfect way to say that, we accept each other all flaws included. Yet we both grow and change by wanting to be all that we can be for God first and foremost, and then to each other. I am comforted in the fact that despite not knowing our future at this present time we have Christ, we have each all in all wherever we are living, whatever we are doing as long as our hearts are in the right place there is no doubt in my mind that God will use us no matter what. We remind each other that whatever we do, we will not do it for ourselves but for God. The more we are living on this earth experiencing the all that this earth can offer, we are every day surprised how unsatisfying it really is. Our desire to live in a big city, to experience its liveliness, has proven itself darker and the polar opposite of what we thought we would get out of it. Of anything for that matter. Money, fashion, business, security, success. The only substance we feel in all of this is God. He goes with us wherever we are. To live for the fact that our joy does not come from material things, but from Christ is something to be happy about everyday.
On a different note, I witnessed my neighbor dancing in her kitchen like a maniac. Who needs TV when you have a such a great view of people watching.

This picture is the front entrance to our apartment. We live on the fourth floor.


Anonymous said…
Hillary/Christoph: great blog on the real meaning in life and what marriage does for you--spot on. I was thinking of a great source for your spiritual conversation with one another to further build upon your great foundation. Your mom and I have had our lives changed by the truths we find in this little book and have referred to it every year for the past 25 years--The Green Letters--by Miles Stanford. Here's the web site: Go to Put your cursur on the books >> Major Works>>Green Letters. His other stuff is amazing as well. It is truly the meat of the gospel he writes here. We love you guys! Love dad.
Anonymous said…
Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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