Monday 30 july 1 30 /07 /Jul 19:11

Christian Wedding Service

 

 

Prayer:

 

Our Heavenly Father, we come before you on this holy occasion with our hearts filled with the Spirit of Love

and Thanksgiving. WE praise and worship you as the giver of life and creator of all good things.

 As we enter into this service, we most particularly give you thanks for the holy union of marriage,

the most sacred of all human relationships. 

We pray for your presence here today and your blessings upon this Bride And Groom,

as they enter their new life together 

Above all else, we thank you for Jesus, who gives meaning, direction, and hope to all human relationships. 

We pray in His holy name, Jesus Christ. Amen

 

*PLEASE  BE SEATED. 

 

 

Beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this gathering, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimony; which is an honourable estate, instituted of God in the time of man's innocency, signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church; which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified with his presence, and first miracle that he wrought, in Cana of Galilee; and is commended of Saint Paul to be honourable among all men: and therefore is not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, to satisfy men's carnal lusts and appetites, like brute beasts that have no understanding; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God; duly considering the causes for which Matrimony was ordained.

 

      First, It was ordained for the procreation of children, to be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord, and to the praise of his holy Name.

      Secondly, It was ordained for a remedy against sin, and to avoid sexual sin; that such persons as have not the gift of continency might marry, and keep themselves undefiled members of Christ's body.

      Thirdly, It was ordained for the mutual society, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity. Into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined.

 

Therefore if any man can show any just cause, why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else here after for ever hold his peace.

 

And also, speaking unto the persons that shall be married, he shall say,


REQUIRE and charge you both, as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgement when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God's Word doth allow are not joined together by God; neither is their Matrimony lawful.

 

 

"If no impediment be alleged, then shall the Minister say unto the Man",

 

WILT thou have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?

The Man shall answer, I will.

Then shall the Priest say unto the Woman,

WILT thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?

The Woman shall answer, I will.

 

 

Then shall the Minister say,

Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?

 

 

Then shall they give their troth to each other in this manner.

 

The Minister, receiving the Woman at her father's or friend's hands, shall cause the Man with his right hand to take the Woman by her right hand, and to say after him as followeth.

 

G. take thee B. to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.

 

Then shall they loose their hands; and the Woman, with her right hand taking the Man by his right hand, shall likewise say after the Minister,

 

B. take thee G. to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.

 

Then shall they loose their hands; face the Minister, and hold hands.

 

 

 The Minister shall read as followeth.

 

ALL ye that are married, or that intend to take the holy estate of Matrimony upon you, hear what the holy Scripture doth say as touching the duty of husbands towards their wives, and wives towards their husbands.

      Saint Paul, in his Epistle to the Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, doth give this commandment to all married men; Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the Word; that he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself: for no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife; and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery; but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular so love his wife, even as himself.

      Likewise the same Saint Paul, writing to the Colossians, speaketh thus to all men that are married; Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

      Hear also what Saint Peter, the Apostle of Christ, who was himself a married man, saith unto them that are married; Ye husbands, dwell with your wives according to knowledge; giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.

      Hitherto ye have heard the duty of the husband toward the wife. Now likewise, ye wives, hear and learn your duties toward your husbands, even as it is plainly set forth in holy Scripture.

      Saint Paul, in the aforenamed Epistle to the Ephesians, teacheth you thus; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church: and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. And again he saith, Let the wife see that she reverence her husband.

      And in his Epistle to the Colossians, Saint Paul giveth you this short lesson; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

      Saint Peter also doth instruct you very well, thus saying; Ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible; even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord; whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

 

 

Then shall the Minister say.. Please face each other

 

 

 

The Man shall give unto the Woman a Ring, handing it to the Minister. And the Minister, taking the Ring, shall deliver it unto the Man, to put it upon the fourth finger of the Woman's left hand. And the Man holding the Ring there, and taught by the Priest, shall say,

 

 

WITH this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

The Woman shall give unto the Man a Ring, handing it to the Minister. And the Minister, taking the Ring, shall deliver it unto the Woman, to put it upon the fourth finger of the Man's left hand. And the Woman holding the Ring there, and taught by the Priest, shall say,

 

 

WITH this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 

 

Then the Man and Woman, they shall both kneel down; and the Minister shall say,

 

Let us pray.

 

ALMIGHTY God, who at the beginning did create our first parents, Adam and Eve, and did sanctify and join them together in marriage; Pour upon you the riches of his grace, sanctify and bless you, that ye may please him both in body and soul, and live together in holy love unto your lives' end. Amen.

 

Then the Man and Woman shall stand and face the guest,

Then shall the Minister speak unto the people.

 

OR AS MUCH as B. and G. have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company, and thereto have given and pledged their troth either to other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving of a Ring, and by joining of hands; I pronounce that they be Man and Wife together, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spiritt. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Kiss the Bride

 

(Groom) _________ you may now kiss your Beautiful Wife!

 

 

Introduction

LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO BE THE FIRST TO INTRODUCE:


MR. AND MRS. _________________, husband and wife.

 

 

 

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By sc-wedding-chapel - Posted in: Weddings - Community: South Carolina Wedding
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Friday 27 january 5 27 /01 /Jan 15:47

For all Believers. Please P.U.S.H.

A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled 
with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him 
to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained 
that the man was to Push against the rock with all his might... 

So, this the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sunup 
to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface 
of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might! 

Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that 
his whole day had been spent in vain. Since the man was showing 
discouragement, the adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by 
placing thoughts into the weary mind: (He will do it every time)! 

'You have been pushing against that rock for a long time and it hasn't 
moved.' Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible 
and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened 
the man. 

Satan said, 'Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving 
just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough.' That's what the 
weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of Prayer and to 
take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. 

'Lord,' he said, 'I have labored long and hard in Your Service, putting 
all my strength to do that which You have asked. Yet, after all this 
time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. 
What is wrong? Why am I failing?' 

The Lord responded compassionately, 'My friend, when I asked you to serve 
Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the 
rock with all of your strength, which you have done. 

Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. 
Your task was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, 
thinking that you have failed.. 

But, is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and 
muscled, your back shiny and brown; your hands are callused from constant 
pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. 

Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass 
that which you used to have. True, you haven't moved the rock. But your 
calling was to be Obedient and to push and to exercise your Faith and 
trust in My Wisdom. That you have done. Now I, my friend, will move the rock.' 

At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect 
to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just simple 
obedience and faith in Him. 

By all means, exercise the Faith that moves mountains, but know that it 
is still God Who moves the Mountains. 

When everything seems to go wrong...........................Just P.U.S.H. 


When the job gets you down.............................Just P.U.S.H. 


When people don't do as you think they should.............Just P.U.S.H. 


When your money is 'gone' and the bills are due...........Just P.U.S.H. 


When people just don't understand you ......................Just P.U.S.H. 


P = Pray 
U = Until 
S = Something 
H = Happens 

Pass this on to all your loved ones and friends who may need it; they may 
get it just in time. 'Though no one can go back and make a brand new 
start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.' 

Friends are like quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have 
trouble remembering how to fly. 

Just Hold ON and P.U.S.H! 

Join us, and P.U.S.H! with Shelter, Water, Food, Health and Good Government.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ladson-SC/National-Prayer-Day/103696253026047 

or 

http://www.ra2.biz/national_prayer_day 


We are people from all walks of Life who gather in spirit once a month to pray for Shelter, Water, Food, Health and Good Government  to help ourselves, our families, neighbors, friends, co-workers, and the World. 

This effort is not associated with any particular political or religious groups. 

We invite you to join us on the first of the month as we pray to Jesus Christ for 
Shelter, Water, Food, Health and Good Government ,

and we look forward to being with you in heart and spirit. 

To spread the positive blessings, re-post this in another city.
I believe.
I hope you do to.


God Bless ! ! !

 

 

 

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By sc-wedding-chapel
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Saturday 24 december 6 24 /12 /Dec 15:22

 

Marriage – the first and most important institution that was created by God himself at the beginning time.

 

In ancient times, weddings were some of the most anticipated events of a lifetime. 

 

It was understood that the union of a man & woman signified  new life and
represented God’s love & passion for humanity. 

 

Lets start with Genesis 2. in the King James Bible which is an incredible passage. 

  

Most of you probably think you already know the story, and you probably do. 

But there is something here I think is often missed. 

 

Beginning at verse 18:Genesis 2:18-25

 

 18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;
       I will make him an help meet for him.

 

 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field,
      and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them:
      and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

 

 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air,
       and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

 

 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept:
       and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

 

 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman,

       and brought her unto the man.

 

 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:
       she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

 

 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife:
       and they shall be one flesh.

 

 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 

 

Here we have the historical narrative of the creation of woman and of the establishment of marriage, and it begins with God's sovereign declaration that it is not good for man to be alone.   This was not Adam's self-realization. Adam did not come himself to the understanding that it was not good for himself to be alone. He did not know any better than being alone. 

 

It was God's sovereign authority and God's purpose in creation to declare that it was not good for
Adam to be alone.   Man's aloneness was by God's design; it anticipated His creation of woman.

 

But here is the interesting thing that is often missed. 

God declares that'"it is not good that the man should be alone,"'
(v. 18) and then He reveals his purpose as Creator: 

 

18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;
I will make him an help meet for him.

 

The life together is rooted not in the sand of emotional satisfaction but in the rock of covenant commitment. 

 

"COVENANT BEFORE GOD!" That is the essence of marriage. And when God stands as witness to the covenant promises of a marriage, it becomes more than a merely human agreement. God is not a passive bystander at a wedding ceremony. In effect he says, I have seen this, I confirm it, and I record it in heaven. And I bestow upon this covenant by my presence and my purpose the dignity of being an image of my own covenant with my wife, the church.

 

God Is in a Covenant with His Wife, His People We know this from Ephesians 5, but there is pointer to it in verse 16, 

and this is my final observation from the text. Verse 16 says, "For I hate divorce, says the Lord the God of Israel." 

This is the only time in the whole book where God calls himself the "God of Israel." I don't think that is an accident. 

Because the root reason why God hates divorce is that it is fundamentally a contradiction of his covenant with his wife, his people.

 

He is the God of Israel. The fellowship may be broken. There may be exile and separation. 

There may be anger and tears. But when whole story is told, the sum of the matter is Isaiah 54:4-8:

 

1 Corinthians 7:3-9

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 
4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be?†? with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. 6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. 8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 

 

1 Corinthians 14:35

And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home:
for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 

 

Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 

 

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 

Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.  

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church,
                 and gave himself for it; 
 

Eph 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself;
                 and the wife see that she reverence her husband.  

Col 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.  

Col 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.  

 

God is married to his wife, the church, followers of Christ.  
Just as Jesus gave all for the church, even his life.

 

This is the same way man and woman are to be when they enter a covenant as husband and wife.

 

God is to be first, then your spouse . . .
and everything else after that.

 

On the day of your wedding.  You are telling each other that you will love each other, and put each other 
before thy self in everything for as long as you shall live, and that you trust they will do the same.

 

I am married to the greatest wife I could ever be with.  
This is the marriage we have, and it is for this reason that
I have become a Christian Wedding Officiant.

 

Let me clarify a Christian.  

This is one who accepts that Jesus died for their sins, and was risen on the 3rd day. You have admitted to being a sinner, have asked forgiveness, and you have turned from worldly ways to follow Jesus Christ ONLY.
This makes you a Christian, and it matters not what if any building you go to for worship.

 

I look forward to being with you on your wedding day.  But even if your not in South Carolina, I would like to do what I can to help make your wedding day great and to get you started with the marriage God has planned for you.

 

I shall write about my wife and I starting with our meeting online. . .
so check back for the updates.

 

Today is Dec 24. the day before we celebrate the birth of our Jesus Christ, so

 

I wish you a Very Merry Christmas !!!

 

 

      Dec 25

Good morning, Good morning

It is Christmas morning !

I hope everybody has lots of food, friends and family

Say Happy Birthday to Jesus Christ!

And to everyone else

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

 We are off to Church to start our day.

 

Dec 26  My life is so blessed.  I get to be with children most of the time, 4 or 5 times  a month I get to be part of a couples life in love through the wedding. . . and the rest of the time, I am with my wife.  Today's wedding was a more mature couple,but  they were just as much in Love as the young couples.  Perhaps as long as I am part of weddings, my wife and I will always be newlyweds . . .Thank you Lord !

 

Dec 27 We all know the movies that are called chick flicks, well I have to say I enjoy them. Or perhaps i just enjoy them with my wife.  I woke at 2am and laid there watching my wife sleep for over an hour.  She is so beautiful.  I am still puzzled at how God got her to be one with me.  That in its self is a miracle

 

Dec 28 As a Christmas gift from the parents we have one free day without children and paid dinner and a movie.

not sure when we will do this, but I am sure we will love it

 

Dec 29 Did i ever say marriage was perfect.  As a joke, I told my wife her cooking was making me fat.

she gave no argument.  For Lunch we had baked fish and dinner was a Salad. . . I think she was making a point. <g>

 

Dec 30 We are almost into a new year. If 2012 is half as good as this year. . . it will be a great year

               Wedding Wire has banned me from using their forum. I guess I should be proud of it.

               There are some good vendors on there, however if your a Christian, beware.

 

Dec 31 The day went well but the night was crazy.  We had lots of chips and soda and my wife cooked lots of food.  

              We played all night, celebrated midnight and went to bed

 

Jan 1, 2012  Happy Happy New Year

I am grateful for those on wedding wire who have shown their support through e-mail. I would suggest if looking for wedding  vendors to check out wedding wire, however be careful of those who post on the forums and make sure they are who they say they are.  Check their storefront. For most people you can ask them,however it has been made clear they do not feel they have to be honest. . . so please, take the time and make sure your getting what you think you are getting.  To all the bride and grooms.  Congratulations on the best relationship between a man and woman.

 

Jesus loves EVERYBODY, and like any good father. . . is ready to forgive you, pray today.

 

Jan 2.  And it is back to School.  First day back to school after a 2 week break, and it starts on a Monday. . . 

             We slept in till 6am.  Had a fast breakfast, read Psalm 148, prayed together and then off to school

 

Jan 3.  Well I am happy not to have any weddings this week.  The tem is 39 and is suppose to go to 18.  This is some  
              really cold weather. . .too cold be standing on a beach.  However cold days are great cuddle days.

 

 

 

* * *  This is something I got online, and I think it needs to be passed on, so I post it here * * *

 

 

Fwd: Joys of Muslim women

 

 

Date:4/28/2010 Apr 28, 2010

             
                This woman is the real deal. I have seen her interviewed on TV. You can read about her on Wikepedia or just Google her name. We need to lift her up in prayer for physical and spiritual protection as she is a former muslim speaking out against Islam and the jihadists and I'm sure she is on their "hit list".


While  America is getting rid of Christianity from all public arenas and erasing God from the lives of children, the Muslims are planning a great jihad on  America .

"Joys" of Muslim Women
by Nonie Darwish

WRITTEN BY A FORMER MUSLIM WOMAN WHO CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY ________________________________

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child, consummating the marriage by her age o f 9.
The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.
Even though a woman is abused, she can not obtain a divorce.
To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.  Often, after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family, and the family must return the dowry.  The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family.
Husbands can beat their wives "at will," and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.
The husband is permitted to have 4 wives and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.
The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.
In the Western World (  America ) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce, and he can have full and complete control of her.  It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.
By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming slaves under Shariah Law.
Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.
She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law .
Darwish was born in  Cairo and spent her childhood in  Egypt and  Gaza before immigrating to  America  in 1978, when she was eight years old.  Her father died while leading covert attacks on  Israel .  He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in  Gaza .  When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad.  His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.
But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age.  She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing.  She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.
In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping Shariah law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.
For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose Shariah on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.  Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual.  Islamic law (Shariah) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.
Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the  Middle East and eventually in the world.
While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Shariah teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims.  Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Shariah encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.
While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Shariah advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.
It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed.  Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the  Middle East are silenced through intimidation.
While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native  Egypt and elsewhere.
In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the  U.S. to elect the President by themselves! Rest as sured they will do so.  You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the  USA    Dearborn ,  Mich. is one - and there are others.
I think everyone in the  U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity that they accept Muslims as peaceful ... some may be ... but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.
While  America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children, the Muslims are planning a great jihad on  America .
This is your chance to make a difference.  Please pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen .
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."  --  Ronald Reagan
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Jan 4th.  I love my life.  I flirt with at least a hundren women each morning ( Although I never hear their voice)
                and my wife not only understands, but is happy about it.
Jan5th.  One of the greatest things about waking before my wife is watching her sleep.
Jan 6  Spent the day with my wife watching TV and cating up with some reading. . .
             it was a cheap date,but we both enjoyed it.
Jan 9  Today was a said day.  spent most of the day taking down the Christmas tree and decorations,
            but we still had fun.  i was tempted to wrap my wife in lights and turn them on..
Jan 10.  Helping family is not easy, thankfully we can turn it all to God.
Jan 12.  My wife fixed enough food for Bible Study, you may of thought we had an army coming. . .
                but the good thing is she does not need to cook the rest of the week.
Jan 14 We enjoy our weekend. we had no big plans today, just hang out with each other talking
             about things our children did as they were growing up.  We had some trying moments,
             perhaps that is one of the reasons we enjoy caring for other peoples children
Jan 15  Best day of the week, both sermons were great.
Jan 16 It is great to have a wife who supports you.  I spent my morning encouraging folks on the
               street corner, then went home to work a few hours on some wedding vows. . . and during
               this time my wife did everything else.  I am thankful for her everyday, but some days
               she surprises me.
Jan 18 My wife says she loves me. . .yes we say this all of the time.  But today she stopped me
                and told meshe loved me and that I have made her life so much better.  It was great to
                hear, and a bit prideful for myself.  But the truth is she has made my life far more better
                than I ever could make hers.  If for no other reason, I would praise Jesus daily for giving
                me such a great wife.
Jan 19 Perhaps I should not say this, but my wife snores . . .she woke me up.  I turned the light
               on for about an hour and just watched her.  I think if we had a perfect life it would be so boring.  
                I enjoy watching her sleep.  We are not considered young by most people, but she will
                always be beautiful to me.
Jan 23  One of our children had a melt down today, I mean we were the center of attention at
                 Walmart. . . my wife was so happy to get out of Walmart, and all over a $4 toy.
Jan 24  We have 2 children living with us from Ohio. A 4 yr old and 6 yr old  The mother was
                 suppose to send support. . .but so far we are still waiting.  It is like raising our own
                 children again.  Children are a lot of hard work, but the joy they bring is worth it.
Jan 26  talked with a lady  who thought her relationship was over, I was able to point out all
              the good they had going and she could see they really did have a great relationship.  
              She thanked me with a huge hug, of course a box of tissues first may have been good.  
               It is so rewarding to see these relationships blossom.
Jan 27  My wife says I have all day Saturday to do what I like. . . I asked her if that was a promise,
              and she said as long as nothing comes up.  Well around here that is like saying if a bird
              
does not fly over the house. . . we always have something that comes up when we think
              everything is running smoothly.
Jan 28 a woman that my son knows is carrying 3 children, and she will give them to him when they
             are born.  Well she is in the ER, the babies are moving around a lot and there is a fear the cords
             will get tangled, so they may induce her delivery in March.  Please pray for my son James,
             this woman and the babies and the doctors.  We pray for a healthy delivery which will make
            everybody happy.
Jan 31 The first of each onth we have a national prayer day for everyone to pray for jobs, health, and
             government here in America.  Please pray with us on Feb 1 for God to pull us out of this mess we
             have allowed ourselves to get into, and to put us back on track to being the strong healthy christian
             nation that we used to be.  
Feb 15 Well, nothing special since the 1st.  We have been busy putting the Christmas decorations away,
              rakeing the leaves in the yard, had a big meeting at the church for the bus ministry, and our cook out party.
              However yesterday was very special.  One of our Moms whatched the children so we could go to Texas
              roadhouse for dinner.  Steak, Prime rib, blooming onion, baked poateo with everything , salad, and of course
              lots of peanuts. we were only able to eat half our dinner, so we saved the rest for tonight.  instead of going to
              the movies we went window shoppingand then sit out and enjoyed the beautiful night, and my beautiful wife.
              I try to thank God with every prayer for my wife, he has blessed me with the best.
Feb 22 I know I need to post more often.  been very busy with my lovely wife,
             but i will try to post more often.
March 01.  February was an interesting month.  We had been keeping two of my cousins children
                   for the last  5 months, so money was tight.  However she came and got her children last
                   week, so my wife decided 
to rearange the house.  If it was not for the hard work, I would
                   say it was fun.  We did have a good time with the many changes, it gives the home a
                    new feel . . . other than me stretched out on the bed.  
                  But i am glad that we are almost finished.
                   I also am working on a site for us to talk about weddings or advertise our business
                   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ProfessionalWeddingOfficiants
                   So check it out.  Brides, Grooms, Wedding Vendors . . .just anybody looking for
                   wedding info, or willing to share wedding info. 
March 06  Finally got the room all set up.  it takes us a lot longer on these projects than it used to be,
                    
but we still enjoy doing things like this together.  I am so glad my best friend, is my wife.
March 08 I got a wedding site I would like everybody to join and share Questons and Answers
                 about Weddings.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ProfessionalWeddingOfficiants
March 13 I got the grass seed planted and it is starting to sprout, got some new flowers planted.  
                  
Now I just need to get the tomato plants in the ground and I am all ready for spring.  
                   I like the fresh flowers and grass, of course the cooler weather was better.  
                   Now it is time for bugs and sweating...and today we are going swiming.
March 19  My wife did a little too much last week.  She has been in too much pain this
                   weekend to do anything, but that is part of recoverey.  I am so thankful to
                   have my wife, she makes my day so wonderful.  She is off to the doctor this
                   morning, so I am trying to have the place cleaned before she returns.
March 21 Watching my wife sleep, I am just amazed how God made man and woman.
                  
I am not sure if God made woman so perfect, or made man so perfectly happy
                  to have her.  Checking my wife out from her amazing hair laid all over the bed,
                 down to the way her toes curve on each foot.  to think, if I played the lottery,
                 and won, I could do this all day.
March 24 My wife has becomed hooked with online games.last night she brings the Kindle to bed,
                  I figure she will play for a few minutes and put it away.  3 hrs latter I see she is going to play
                 a long time. . . so I sleep on the couch.  She has few things she does for entertainment,
                 so i did not say anything, but hopefully it will not become a habit..  At least today will be a easy day
March 27  Show Respect
"Respect is the most important part of a relationship, because no matter how much you love each other, 
life throws surprises at you, and it's important that you make decisions together. 
Spouses need to listen to one another and respect the other's views. 
These days, one of the best ways a man can show respect to a woman is by being proud of her career. 
Women today need support for their work the same way men always have." 
When you listen well, you can become part of their experience at work. . .I love you Deb
April 2 When I married my wife, I knew I loved her.  But I had no idea how much I would grow to love her,
           or how much she would improve my life.  Most will tell you their spouce is their better half.  
           But I doubt most actually understand how true that is

April 2  We are so excited about Easter, and so much to do.  I am in the easter play, so we are also trying 
             
 to get that done.  This is a very special time of the year.
April 6  It is Good Friday.  Also the first day of our Easter Play.I hope everyone has a Great Easter and Weekend.
Make It A Choice
Every couple should know that marriage is a choice you have to make every day.

A relationship requires two drivers who help move it forward,
though occasionally you and your partner will alternate taking the lead.
Relationships are work. But the work doesn't have to be difficult; it can be fun and fulfilling.
Keep Christ centered in your relationship, and pray together daily.

 

April 8  Just watched Suing the Devil, on VuDu. If you get a chance. . .watch it
             It was a very good movie.  I think most of us would li9ke to sue the Devil.

 

April 12  

Be Present

"The most subtle and destructive force in marriage is taking your wife or husband for granted.
Remind yourself every day why you love your spouse, and be aware of what you really want out of your marriage.
If there are lingering problems or growing distance, being conscious about why you love your partner will help
you confront him or her with empathy and respect, rather than resentment and aggression.
April 15  Spending some family time with 2 of the grandbabies.  
May 03  It is very easy to become too busy to post.  But, all has been good
June 04 It is not easy to post every day on here.  for the last month my wife and I have eaten out 2 times at Olive Garden and once at Texas Roadhouse.  we have gone out for 2 movies, and one day at the amusement park.  We spend most of our time together, so we are able to have lots of conversations, but we never seem to run out of things to talk about.  she has changed her hair color which looks good. . . and she had it shorten.  We have a dinner at our home thursday, a wedding friday, and a cookout saturday.  I tickled her nose with a feather last night. . . while she was sleeping.  I will not be doing that again, but I still think it was funny.

        Sept 01, 2012  I have to say I have a new respect for everyone who runs a blog.  It is not as easy as I had thought to                                      post every day.  However after a lot of thought i have decided to keep my blog.  I will try harder to post                                    more often.  Perhaps  i can try for once a week.  I thought when we got married i loved her the most I                                      could ever love another person.  but our years together has proven you can always love someone                                          more, and I thank god daily that he sent me the best.  today We went to the beach.  we were going to                                   go to the plantation, but decided to spend time at home.  tonight we go to Charleston, and that will be                                   a special night.  It is the Labor Day weekend, so everybody, have a great weekend


Sept 25, 2012  It is so rewarding to me to officiate a wedding.  Meeting my new couples is like a condensed love story. 
                           I get to hear how they met and courted.  There thoughts of each other, and the other parts of their 
                           lives.  We get to become friends.  so working with them on their wedding is like working with someone
                           in  my family.  Even when they are not on their best behavior, I can understand, for I now how they work. 
                           It is such a joy to bring the bride and groom together before God.  Our family is growing with all the
                           couples we work with, and we love each one.  so many are unhappy with me not setting a fee for                            performing a wedding.  I have been told how I will be taken advantage of.  well it has not happen during
                           the last year, and they all express how they wish it could be more.  God knows their heart, and he
                           blesses what ever they offer.  Besides each wedding is a chance for my wife and I to have a date and  
                           reflect on our wedding and marriage.

 

 

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Nov 10, 2012  I guess my blog shows I could use some help.  I would like to stay more current.

Many things can distract us, for this reason, I think everyone should make a list of their prioriteis, and to always know what they are.  I have my top 26, but I will share the top 10

 

1. God

2.  Wife

3.  Family

4.   Friends and Neighbors

5.   Church

6.   Wedding Counsel

7.   Weddings

8.   National Prayer Day/My Country

9.   Myself

10. This Wedding Blog

 

So there is much that gets my attention before I get to my blog.  I will contine with my blog, and hopefully get better over time.  My wife is 2nd on my list, and God has provided  me with such a great wife, I always look forward to spending lots of time with her, but I will try to post more often.  God Bless

 

Nov 21, 2012  Thanksgiving is almost here, and I have a lot to be thankful for.  But the one thing I am most thankful for is to have my wife with me.

 

Nov 24, 2012  To say I love my wife, that would be an understatement.  I can watch my wife sleep for hours.  hair a mess, no make-up, coughing, snooring or doing anything else anyone would think would not be nice. . .and I would love watching her.  I love my wife.  Everything my wife does, it reminds me that I love her.  She can yell at me . . . and even though I do not like to be yelled at, it tells me she loves me.  It is the Christmas Season, and the same Bible Verse which tells us about Marriage, and Salvation, tells us about Christmas.  For all 3 subjects read and think about John 3:16

 

 

Dec 30, 2012 It has been a great year.  God has blessed me with another year with my wife, and many, many more blessings.  I enjoy weddings, but even if I do not officiate your wedding, please contact me so I may show you how  to not only have a great wedding, but to have a marriage always filled with Joy & Love.

 

Dec 31, 2012 We had taken in a family of 6 which had no where to go.  After about a month the family moved out on Dec 26, and we gave them a ride to a hotel.  5 days later they break into our place while we are out at a store.  They stole our safe with about $8,000 of jewlery, $1,000 of prescriptions, all of our important papers, and took almost all the food.  
                         This was a hard blow for us, but will not change us.  We will never replace everything in the safe, but we know God will bring us through this.  We are blessed and thankful for everyone who has been praying for us, and we ask that everyone also pray for the saftey and salvation of the couple who robbed us.  Thank you.

 

Feb 1, 2013  Wow, I did not post at all in Jan.  Did a lot of praying for the family who robbed us, my wife and I both had

                        a birthday, so it was a good month

 

 

Feb 1, 2013  Today is the 1st of Feb. Join us in a National Prayer Day. Pray for your family, neighbors, friends. Pray for the lost, and for the saved. Pray for our Country, and for the World.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Prayer-Day/103696253026047

 

 

      May 10, 2013  I have found it difficult to keep up with this blog, but hopefully I can keep information here which will help other couples.  I should just have an automatic posting daily which says how much I love God and the wife he has provided me with, and how greatful I am for such a beautiful woman.  Although we did have a disagreement last month.

 

I thought I had given her a letter and she misplaced it, come to find out, I had left it in the Van.  I was very sure I had given the letter to her, but when I went to the van. . . it was sitting on the passenger seat, right where I left it.  She is usually right, but this time, I so thought I was right.  As a result, I cooked dinner.  Of course roast and veggies in a slow cooker is not much cooking, but she was happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

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A Wedding Blog for South Carolina to help you through your Wedding
by a Christian Wedding Officiant
 

I write this for the couples in South Carolina, however I hope it is helpful to all couples.

 

Marriage – the first and most important institution that 

was created by God himself at the beginning time.

 

In ancient times, weddings were some of the 

most anticipated events of a lifetime. 

 

It was understood that the union of a man & woman signified

 new life and represented God’s love & passion for humanity. 

 

Here are the words of Jesus Christ as 

recorded by the Apostle Mark  

’For this reason a man will leave his father and mother 

and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’  

So they are no longer two, but one.

(Mark 10:7-8)

 

 

 

Premartiual   counseling

 

Know your Wedding Vendor

 

Wedding Guest

 

Prepare for the  wedding

 

Marriage

 

Wedding stories

 

Vendor thoughts on their best wedding

 

Wedding Vendors in South Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

      I am grateful to everyone who has provided me  information over the years to include; My Christian Bible, Churches, family, schools, universities, bible seminary, thumbtack, craigslist, the knot, wedplan, wedding wire, and several wedding forums.  I would like to give credit to quotes/information I use by linking back to where the quote/information came from.  If you see anything you think might be a word, statement, phrase, quote, information by you or someone else please send me a message.  You can also post it under comments.

 

 

Wedding/Marriage Q & A, Stories, Pictures, Specials, Promotions, Links and Comments

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ProfessionalWeddingOfficiants/

 


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  •  Pre-marriage counseling will not only help with the planning of your wedding, it will help your marriage greatly.  Christian pre-marriage counseling although can  be completed in one month
     should take place as soon as possible. 
  • Sample topics to address: transitioning into the 'married life', what are the building blocks for having a healthy marriage, spirituality and devotional time, establishing Biblical based values and standards to live by, communication, developing problem solving skills, dealing with personal and joint hurts, finances, sexuality, involvement with in-laws, children, pets, alcohol and chemical use, etc.
  • Couples will be challenged to develop a world and life view that has its source in God's Word.
  • Pre-marriage counseling is a time for couples to discuss in an open, honest, and non-threatening 
  • atmosphere ways to better understand themselves, each other, and God.

 

 

For Couples, try this

 

YOU ARE THE COUNSELOR, you each need a sheet of paper

Imagine that you’ve been married for ten years. You’re a little older, a littler wiser.
Other than prayer, what 
would you say to:


1. A young couple engaged to be married

2. A couple at the end of their first year of marriage

3. A couple in conflict and considering a divorce

 

Now exchange sheets and share your experience.

 

 

 

Wedding/Marriage Q & A, Stories, Pictures, Specials, Promotions, and Comments

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