Felix Mendelssohn

“People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words. These too seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.”

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Silly blogger!

It ate my last post. Let’s just go over the main points of it: Rick is cute, I love Rick, and Rick.. something else about him. Oh yeah. I miss Rick. This is the first night he’ll be spending away from me. He’s living in Spokane now. sigh It’s never seemed so far away. How I’m going to miss his hair in the morning and his toddler-like talk at night when he’s half asleep. (Last night he asked for a “biggie blankie that covers me all.”) I’m going to miss him telling me that I’m beautiful every morning when I first get up and look like a wreck. I’m going to miss ruining his breakfasts and watching him eat them and tell me that they taste great. Yeah well, I’ll see him tomorrow so I’m not sure why I’m whining.

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Life stuff

I suppose y’all deserve an update on my life and what’s been going on. Of course, I’ve spent about all of my free time with Rick, but every memory seems really smudged together. Sometimes I hate the fact that I have such a bad memory of what just happened because I’m sure we’ve had some great moments. It’s all just one big lump of happiness. Just so y’all know, we’re not the typical sugary-sweet cutesy couple; so when I say “one big lump of happiness,” don’t envision something like a sugar cube. Okay, maybe I should phrase it differently anyway. I’m not going to deny that there are times of sadness, but those can be beautiful times when we see them redeemed. To sum it all up, we’ve gotten a lot closer, even though at times it doesn’t seem possible. We’ve grown a lot and learned more about each other. I’ve learned how he likes his clothes folded (I’m still learning HOW to do that). I’ve learned that his favorite thing for breakfast is eggs, he hates peppermint ice cream, he acts just like a 5-year-old when he doesn’t feel well (which, by the way, is not an insult; it’s very endearing), and, well, he is… well, he’s pretty amazing. I guess I knew that beforehand, but he is always proving more and more that he is the person I want to spend every single day of my life with, to its very end. He is going to help make me into the woman I want to be. He is going to guide me exactly where I want to go and where I want to end up. He’s making me see how much of a servant I need to be; and though indirectly, he is often showing me the areas where I need to work on improvement. Knowing that I get to marry Rick, I kinda feel sorry for all the other girls in the world. But I’m sure that all the godly wives with all those godly husbands probably feel somewhat the same way. I just don’t know how it could get any better than this.

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Christ Church, Spokane

Christ Church in Spokane had the misfortune of being a plant of Christ Church, Moscow. Now, I think Doug Wilson is peachy. Don’t get me wrong. But how do you name your church “Christ Church CRE” and escape the association? They even have similar URLs (www.christkirk.com [Moscow] and www.christkirk.org [Spokane] ) Sadly, they try very hard not to be associated with Moscow. But it’s to no avail.

Rachel and I had the experience of worshipping at Christ Church, Spokane, this past Sunday. Except for the fifty minute sermon (which he said was a short sermon), we really enjoyed it. The folk sing vigorously. And you can hear a three part harmony (They’re short on tenors). [“I could hear four part harmony because I was next to you!”—Rachel] It was honestly the most pleasing worship service I’ve been to besides AAPC. PRPC in St. Louis had a better liturgy, but the intensity of the Spokanians really made up the difference. I am very content.

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No, being on the streets, that’s terrible.

JOHN ROBBINS: “”The most disturbing material in Wright’s book is that which sets forth his view of justification. His effort to take the doctrine out of the realm of
soteriology and to put it in the realm of ecclesiology is undoubtedly motivated by his desire to tear down what divides Evangelicals and Roman Catholics. ”

RACHEL: “That’s horrible. We gotta keep that wall up. We’re not all one in Christ!”

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And y’all thought it was just a visit

Y’all were wrong. Even Rick thought that when he came here on December 10th, he’d only be here for a short time. But he’s still here. And that’s mainly because every time he brought up the subject of his leaving, I’d give him the quivering lower lip. Hehehehehe. He’s mine now. And for anyone interested, we are officially courting.

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