Tag Archives: love

Words of faith part four

Brad and elizebeth fell asleep in each others arms. They had had a long day. They had tired themselves out.

They woke up the next morning. He looked over to see if she was awake. “Good morning! ” he said.  She smiled. She kissed him.he chuckled like e a school girl. 

“So brad do you eags and backon this morning. Well ! Libby i dont know. I usualy like a light breakfast but i do on ocasion like to have a bigger breakfast. Sense we are on vacation i think that would be nice. ” she said pretending to be him. 

“Were you mocking me ?” he asked. “Yes i was.  I love you babe. Everytime i ask your opinion, i get my full thought process. I am curious what you say if i asked you if you needed to use the facility.  ” she said.

“Well i dont always share my full thought process. There are occasions i find it prudent to explane why i have made a decision. I dont always. I can give a simple answer. “He said.

She lightly hit him with a pillow. “You goofball! ” she said. “To answer your questione. Backon and eags sounds great. ” he said. 

She laughed. “Oh ok. ” she got up. She threw on a bathrobe.  She went to the small magshift kitchin. He had packed a small frying pan. She put it on a cookstove. She greased the pan. She put the backon and eags in the pan. 

He went to the kitchen. He was taken with her. She was attractive but there was more.she was cute. She was silly but she was not imature. She was fun.she was not careless.  She was someone that you wanted to be around. At least he did. 

He kissed her neck while she was cooking.  She gigled. “Your distracting me! I am going to burn the backon. ” she said. “Ok i will stop distracting you. ” he said. 

“I am not sure i believe you. “She said.  “I will back away. I will stay over hear. No temptation. ” he said. “Well i dont want that. Come over hear. I want you close just not distracting. “She said. 

“Ok!” he said.  He came to her. She looked at him. She liked to think that this was there future. She already enjoyed being with him. He was fun. He was quirky.  His humer was dry. It was dead pan. It was also fun. She was starting to get use to his idiosyncrasies. She was not sure if she liked it but was getting used to it. 

He set the table. She put the eags and backon on the table. They held hands as he prayed for the meal. They started to eat. 

“Do i realy do that.  Answer a question with every posibility? “He asked. “Yea you do. Sory babe. I have been maried to you for two days and i have noticed a paturn. ” she said.

“Oh ok. I will work on it. ” he said.  “You don’t have to totaly change your habits. It is nice to have constants. ” she said.

“So do you find it endearing? ” he asked.  “Well! I dont know that i would go that far. It is a constent. “She said. He chuckled. 

“I can accept that. ” he said. She laughed.  After dinner they cleared the table. They washed the first dishess they had dirtied. They then dried off the dishess. 

He read the bible after.  He read in the book of mark. She decided to read mark one as well. After a while they talked it over. 

“Do you really believe that God wants bekevers to be materialy prosperous?” he asked.”why would he not want that. We are kids of the kingdoms. We are joint hairs. He owns a cattle on a thousand hills. Are we not entitled to that? ” she asked.

“In galatiens, we are told that the child of a nobleman is hair to everything.  As a child , he is placed under tutors, teachers, governess etc. We are joint hair’s but as romans 8 says we also are joiny heirs in christ’s suffering. I refer to it as your best life later. In heaven we will be joiny heirs in all christ has. That is not for believers hear in the nasty now and now on earth.  ” he said. 

“You make it sound like there is no advantage to being a belever right now?” she remarked.

“There is. We have the holy sprit who indwell us. We have his help, his comfort,  his interceding. now God may provide material blesing. Many times, material blesing can hinder serving God. Parents not wanting there child to go on the misson field buy him a new car hoping to dissuade him from going for example. ” he said.

“Material blesings canot always be bad. ” she said. “No. It is about focus. It is about priorities. What is it you tresure?Is it the person of the lord jedus Christ or some benefit?  The five thousand fed by our lord did not want him, they did not even want miracles.  They were only interested in being fed. By the end of hid discourse, Manny that had folowed our lord stopped following.  Taking us off our focus is dangerous. ” he said. 

She pondered his words.he had chalenged her thinking. She was not ready to give up her views on prosperity. 

They went to the shower facilites that were on the other side of the campground. They went back to the cabin and got ready for there day. They got dressed. 

They decided to rent a conoe first. Libby was excited. She loved going out on the watter.  It was a lovley day. The sun was out.there was not even so much as one cloud. 

They walked hand in hand to the boat yard. They went to the office and rented a conoe. They were given the paddles by the attendent. They put on the life jackets. They got inside and lunched the boat. 

“I love being out on the watter. It is so peaceful.  ” she said. ” it is a good day for it. ” he said. “Its really is. ” she said. 

She kissed him. “Sorry!  I just always wanted to do that. I wanted to kiss my husband on the lake. I have luterily been planning my wedding sense i was four. Perhaps before. I definently remember planing it at four.” she declared. 

“I bet you played weddings with stuffed animal.” he commented.  ” all the time. My first husband was edie the bear. ” she said. “I hope you prefer me over edie! ” he said. “I dont know.”she said. He laughed. 

They ended up being in the lake for quite a while. They ended up going back to the cabin for a while. They eat sandwiches. They got ready for paint ball. 

They put on black cloths neither one cared about. “I feel like a secret agent.”she said. ” your the cutest secret agent i know. “He said.”be carefull. Looks can be deceiving. ” she declared.  “Oh no. I will definently keep that in mind. “He assured her. She laughed. ” good idea ” she responded.

They joined up with a team that was asembling. They decided to be on different teams.  

They were engaging in a kind of capture the flag like game. Brad and his  unit moved out. He had never wanted to be in the military. If the draft was reinsated, he would serve. That had not happened. He enjoyed paint ball. He liked the adrenaline that came with it. 

There mission was to capture the other team’s flag. They moved out and advanced towards enemy territory.  The staff flaged the two teritories. While he had no interest in real war, he was fine with pretending. 

He kept going with the three other people on his team. They saw a unit wearing the arm band of the other faction. They opened fire. Brad ducked the impact. Brad hit back at the ‘enemy’. 

They then advanced. Brad was stil in the game. Outof no where ,libby hit him. He was down. She gigled. “You got me!” he said. ” i did. ” she said.

They played several other rounds. After a while they were both tires out. The other players told them they enjoyed playing with them. 

“Good game. ” one of the players said.”you too tim.” brad said. “So are you maried?”a player named amy asked. “We are.” brad said smiling. “Newlyweds? ” Tim asked.  They smiled and said yes. 

They said there goodbyes.  “That was fun.” she said. “It definently was. Would you do it again?” he asked. “Absolutly.” he answered. They walked hand in hand and went back to the cabin. 

They changed cloths . they laid down for a bit. They just relaxed. “Do you think we will get out of the hony moon stage?” Libby asked. “I hope not. I love this. I love our bantering. I love the comrady. Our partnership. I hope that that does not change. ” he said. “I know what you meen. I love it too. I never not want to feel like this. I dont want to have unreel expectations. I dont know how to not lose it. I know it hapends. ” libby said.

He played with her hair. “I dont know what i am doing. I dont know how to not lose it. I gues we have to work at it. It will take hard work.” he said.”your right.” she said. 

She rested her head on his soulders. She nuzled up to him. She loved to be in his arms..she loved to be held by him. 

He grilled hot dogs on the grill. They eat on a picnic table near the cabin.libby knew that she was falling for him. She was shocked. She was not expecting any of this. The first night she felt trapped. She did not feel that way any more. Was this real? Was this all emotion? Was there substence? She hoped that there was. She had no idea if this would or could last.she knew she wanted it too. 

“What was your first impreson of me?”she asked.  “I thought that you seemed shy ,a bit reserve. ” he said.”i could see that. Were you disipointed when you found out that i was from a different doctrinal background then you are?” she asked.

She saw pain in his face as he answered.  “A little bit at furst. I was surprised. When you went into the bathroom , i felt that the lord had brought us together.  I had no idea what to do. I did not know how to talk to you. That was when i felt that you were suposed to be my wife. That was when i wanted to embrace you. ” he told her. 

“So what was your first impresson of me?” he asked her. “You seemed serious. You seemed somber, sober. You also seemed nice. You were kind of cute. ” she said.

“Only kinda?” he asked.  She laughed. “Well…” she answered. ” were you disappointed that i am a independent fundimental Baptist?  “He asked. 

“I was at first.  Thus i went to the bathroom. When i calmed down, i realized that i had not given you a chance. I really wanted to. Then i came out. ” she said. 

“I am glad you did. ” he said. “I was woried that you would be mad at me.you were so gentle. That was when i decided to really give you a chance. ” she said. He hugged her and they kissed.

“Are you going to play your guitar tonight? ” he asked. “Do you want me to?” she asked. “I do. ” he said. “I only know mosty ccm and secular. ” she said. “Thats fine.” he said. 

She took out her gutar. “Any request?” she asked. “How about the one you played last night? Mighty to save i think it is. ” he said. “Ok!” she said.

She played mighty to save. He sung along . she played oceans by hilsong.she played “oh how he loves”.she played forgiven by crowder. She played the clasic magesty. He loved her singing voice.  

They roasted mush mellows. Brad chared hers off course.  She teased him incessantly about it.

They went inside and put on a star trek episode on her lap top. They cudled while watching.  He played with her hair. She smiled. She was starting to love there life together.  

After a time they decided to go to sleep. They had been maried for a couple of days but things were happening.  Both were becoming more used to eachother. 

End of part four. 

Next up

Brad shows Libby pictures of the house. Then they go on a small road trip. 

Advertisements

The proposal part one 

The last post was an intro.  A prologue.  I am calling this one part one.

Saterday morning ,alex got up early.he had trouble sleeping. He knew he had to get some sleep. Lord wiling he would be on the road most of the day. He did finally get to sleep. He got up.

He called his best friend bryan. “Hwy bri what are you up to?”he asked. “I was going to a wedding. .”he said. “Want to go for a drive with me? “He asked. 

He picked up bryan. He came into the pasinger side. “Ok you do realize this is the nutiest thing i have ever heard of.”he said.”i know. I have a peace about not marying april. I dont have a peace about being single. ” he said. 

“I cant beleve i am going along with this. “He said. “Thank you by the way. If this works i will need a witness. “Alex said. ” your welcome. I think.  “He said. He started the car and headed out. 

That morning,lilly got up. She had cofee then read in the bible. After that she decided to go for a walk. She commonly went for walks .she like to clear her head.  

“So how does this work. Are you just going to drive around until you find her?”bryan asked. “Yea. “He said.”how will you know the right one?”he asked.”she will say yes.”alex answered. “What if no one says yes?”bryan asked. “I beleve the right one will.” alex said.”what if she does not?”bryan asked. ” i dont know!” he said.

They did some drivng. He pointed out one.”no thats not her!”he said. He saw another. He said no. He came upon several. He did not feel free to ask them. 

Lily was listening to conptempary christian music station on her phone. She liked to have music on while she walked. 

Alex saw her walking. “Oh my! Thats her!” alex said. “Your sure?”bryan asked.”yea im sure. “He said.he stoped. He roled down the window. Bryan was really nervous.  This could end badly. 

“Hi. ” alex said. Lilly gave a nervous  hello back to her. “Will you mary me?”alex asked. Bryan tried not to visibly cringe. “Excuse me?” she asked.

“Will you mary me?” he asked again. She thought it over. “Is this a real perposal? This is not some radio station prank or something?” she remarked. “No its a real perposal. ” he said.

“Are you a christian?” she asked. “Yes i am a graduate of a bible colege. I am baptist. I am born again. ” he said “oh! I am a united Methodist minister. ” she said. “Oh!” he said. “You still want to mary me?” she asked.”i do. “He answered. 

“I have tatoos. Only three. ” she said. “Thats fine. ” he said. “I was stabed a few years ago. I have some scars. ” she said. “Im so sory to hear that. That is not going to brother me. ” he told her. 

“You realy want to do this?” she asked.”yes i do!” he said. “Yes. The answer is yes. “She said. “Excellent! ” He said.  “Do you want to get maried today?” she asked. “No time like the pressent. ” he said. 

Bryan opened the car door. “I will let you take my seat. ” he said. She wore a green shirt ,gray pants and shoes that revealed that her feet were otherwise bare. Both there heart were racing. 

She got in. “I’m lilly by the way. ” she said. “Im alex. It is so good to meet you. ” he said. “Likewise. ” she said. He huged her. “I assume your thinking justice of the peace?” she asked. “We can hold a church wedding later on. “He suggested.  “Of course. “She said. She ofered him her hand and she took it. 

He started the car. “I should probly tell you that i was engaged. My then fiancée broke off the engagement.  This is not a rebound thing. This has a biblical precedent.  When eliazer found rebecca. ” he said. “Actualy we are not sure that eliazer was the servent who found rebecca. It could have been. I am glad you told me. That does not brother me. “She said. 

“I have a ring from the engagement. If you want a different one later,thats fine. “He said. He showed her the ring.”no. I like this one. “She said. “Ok.”he said. 

“I had a hotel booked in ohio. I stil have the reservations.  ” he said. “Let me call my lay leader. I will have her cover my servives for the next ten days.  ” she said. “Sounds good. Will she mind?”he asked. “No i never take time off. ” she said 

“Hi terry its lilly. Can you cover the next two Sundays and the Tuesday.  I will be out of town. You can. thanks.  No everythings fine. I will explane when i get back.  Thanks. God bless.” she said. 

 “We all set?” he asked. “We are. Lets go get maried!”she said. “Ok!”she said Bryan was shocked by all this. Was this realy hapening? Was his best friend really marying a complete stranger? 

They started to head for the town hall. “You have three tatoos?” he asked. “Yea. One on each arm. T shirt cover it. The third well i will tell you later. ” she said.he chuckled. “I dont have tatoos!” he told her. “Why am i not surprised? ” she said.  

They arived at the town hall. They paid for the mariege lisence. Then they went to see the town clerk who could oficiate marieges. 

“Do you Alex take lilly to be your lawfully wedded wife ?”the clerk asked. “I do.” he answered.”do you lilly take akex to be your lawfully wedded husbend?” the clerk said. “I do”she said. 

“Do you akex promise to love honor and cherish her, ritcher or for pooerer in sickness or in heath till death you part?”he asked. He answered in the afirmitive. 

“Do you promise to love honor and obey in suckness and in health,for richer or poorer till death do you part?” she said yes. 

After the rings were presented. They said there vows. The clerk prononcef them husband and wife.  He told them they could kiss.  He kissed her. 

It felt so sureel. He was shocked. He could not believe that he was really hear. Yet he was. She could hardly beleve all this. One minute she was alone. Then she was maried. She was happy. She knew that she would no longer be alone. 

After they left hand in hand. They walked to the car.  “Congrats mr and mrs granger. ” bryan said. “Lilly granger that has a nice ring to it.”she said ” it definently does.  Are you going to hytginate your name?”he asked. “No i just want to be lilly granger”she said.”dont you meen reverend lilly granger?”he asked.”that too!”she answered. 

They got in. “I have a house. I got land from my grand farther.  ” he said. “I have an apartments. I like it but i would like to move to your place. I have a piano whitch wont be fun to move!  “She said. “We will find a way to move it! ” he assured her. “Ok! Thabks hunie. You play?”he asked. “I do. Mom is a nusic teacher so did not have much of a choice. ” he said. “I know that feeling w. My gram was a music teacher. “She said. 

“I am going to drop off bryan. Then we can go to your house and you can pack!”he said.”i will try to paxk light! “She said.”i have plenty of room. “He said.”do we have time to drop by your place. I want to start making place to change everything!”she remarkes.”yea. Sure. I would love to show it to you.”he told her. “Great!”she said.

“You really going to change everything? “Bryan asked.  “I wont know till i have seen it.”she answered.  They all laughed.”i am very flexible!”he said. “You may not regret saying that al!”bryan said.

They arived at byans house. Bryan said a prayer for them. “Look you two are heading into what may be the most difucult but wonderful days. Dont ever lose the wounder of the lord.”bryan said. Alex and byan hugged.  

Alex got back in. ” want to stop at your place first?”he asked. “Sure sounds good.”she answered. They drove to her apartment.

They went inside.  She took a picture of them at her house. She looked at it. He put his arm around her. “We are going to have quite the stories to tell our kids. “She told him. “Indeed we are.”he said.”you want kids right?”she asked.”i do at least two of each.”he said.”sounds good to me.”she said. 

She went into her bedroom. She took off het shoes and put on flip flops. She packed quickly. She hoped she had everything.  She and him louded the car. “I think i have everything. I never really packed on the fly before.”she said. 

“Ready?”he asked.”hold on. I just want to take all this in for a munute.”she said.”ok sure!”he said.she wraped her arms around him.he reciprocated. He extended his arms around her. Neither one wanted to let go.  “Welcome to my family my love!” he told her. “Welcome to my heart! ” she answered. They kept on embracing each orther. 

“Ok now i am ready.”she said.”ok. Off to my house. Our house.”he said.she smiled. They got inside. The car drove off.  

Theyy drove to his house. “Can i put a garden hear?”she asked. “Of course. This is your place too now. “He said.”i know just where i want to put it. “She said. He showed her inside.she loved it.she already had a milion idears of what she wanted to change. Thrn after a while they got ready to leave.  

He prayed for there drive. Then the car left. “Our jouney begins!”he said.”yes indeed. ” she said. They drone off. 

To be continued.