Posts in Uncanonized Psalms
An Un-Canonized Psalm of Identity

I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, an employee, but none of those things define me. I am a hot- head, a complainer, a gossip, a jerk, but praise God that none of those things define me either. 

Over the past 4 months I have been sharing the story of my husband’s infidelity. In doing that, I feared I would become the woman who suffered and survived marital adultery, but that does not define me either. 

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An Un-Canonized Psalm of Celebration

At the end of this year, my husband and  I will celebrate eight beautiful and very hard years of marriage.  I have been reflecting on how our anniversary could have easily become my least favorite day in the year. It could have been a day that caused me to mourn a marriage that once was, instead of celebrating a marriage that has been redeemed. 

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An Un-Canonized Psalm of True Love

There is nothing like watching the groom’s face as he sees his bride coming toward him down the aisle on their wedding day.  
I always chose to watch him instead of the bride. Very rarely am I disappointed in his countenance. As the matron of honor at my dear friend's wedding this past weekend, I had the privilege of witnessing this from a very front row. Tears welling his eyes, a perfect smile and a slight lean forward in an effort to make her journey toward him just a little shorter.

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An Un-Canonized Psalm of Hope Worth Sharing

There are a lot of the things in this world that cause us to feel hopeless. The truth is that we live in a broken world full of pain and heartache. No one escapes it. Not one. 

Hope by definition is a feeling of expectation, a desire for certain things to happen. I spent the earlier years of my marriage hoping in my husband to "complete me" in a way that only my creator can. But, like us all, he is flawed and he failed me, like he was bound to do in one way or another.

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An Un-Canonized Psalm of Freedom from Sin

Very rarely do prisoners actually escape, nor do they even try. They are in prison with the intention of staying there. Someone has to set them free.

We all struggle with patterns of sin, causing us live like trapped prisoners. My husband has been no stranger to that. I recall him saying with certainty a few years back, “This will always be my struggle.” Praise God that he has granted him a deeper understanding of his freedom from the bondage of sin through Christ.

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