Thursday, December 22, 2011


Night and day. Up and down. Black and white. Right and left (yes, I put right ahead of left, Harris). On and off. Guys and girls.

Let's look at that last one. It completely fits the pattern because all of these things are complete opposites. Of course my phsychological brain comes out when I think about this topic but I love this stuff! As different as men and women are and were created to be, it's a wonder God designed us to be together. Actually it's not a wonder because of how I believe the Lord works. He uses us to sharpen each other and mold each other as we walk through the process of sanctification. Often frustrating but also exciting because it means that as we bump heads, have misunderstandings/miscommunications, or simply have "off days", we are sharpening each other if we choose to allow Christ to work.

On a funny note:
I found myself having an emotional day.. yes, I'll admit that. It's SO weird because pre-marriage, I was able to be emotional for no reason at all and cry and get out my "crazy" without anyone present to wonder what I was thinking, why I was crying, or how they could help. Well, crazy thing, but when you get married, there is always someone there at the end of the day! So when you're crying about whatever-it-is, they're right there experiencing it with you! I felt so abnormal.

Well, the other night, I was watching the movie Tangled, and I saw this scene. I LOVE how the characters portray the typical girl-guy interaction when a girl has a fickle mind or emotional back-and-forth. It made me feel like maybe I'm not the only one experiencing this if Disney creates a comical scene from this experience.

Let me set the scene - Rapunzel has just been sneaky and run away from home when her mother had told her to stay. She has never been out of her tall castle before and she was very excited to see the world. The guy with her somewhat helped her escape. This is the scene when Rapunzel realizes what she has done...

Harris is COMPLETELY the guy in the background just standing there waiting on Rapunzel (Taylor) to get all of that emotional stuff out of her system. He just stands in the background and then walks up to comfort when the main storm has calmed. I love it. God is funny. As we discussed this week in our WinShape Retreat devotions, we all need somebody in our life who will grate against us sometimes so that we will ultimately be sharpened.

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

Seriously.. that scene is my life.

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