Sunday, October 7, 2012

31 Days to Shine :: Day 7, because you're loved

The Preacher Man and I got all gussied up and headed to a wedding yesterday. It was a very long overdue kinda-sorta date. And it was pretty wonderful. 

My heart is always all a flutter at weddings. 

The flowers. The music. Loved ones gathered up in the pews. Delicious food. The cake. Special touches the couple weaves into their day. The ties and the heels. The happy tears and smiles. 

But my most favorite thing? 

The bride glows. 


She makes her entrance. Everything about her radiates joy. With her father at her side and her groom just a few steps away, she is stunning and captivating and beautiful. 

The bride is loved and cherished and loves in return.

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And you? You, my dear, are so tenderly and fiercely adored, too. 

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3: 17-19

How can you not shine when you are so loved?

Be the bride, my friend. Shine on. 

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  1. love this post. i love brides too.

    i was at a wedding a few weeks ago and I couldn't stop crying.

    my mom leaned over and whispered "this is what it's going to be like at the wedding supper of the lamb". it's gonna be amazing.

  2. LOVE this.
    always so good to be reminded that we are loved more than we know. :)

  3. yay! am going to finish the laundry as a bride! get your sunglasses on folks i wanna shine! xxxx



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