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Bible Verse To Lift You Up 04/30/2019 - Trouble's Comin'
Proverbs 21 : 19
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It is better to
dwell in a desert land
Than with a contentious and troublesome
Barbara has never,
in our ( almost ) 37 years of marriage, been a contentious and
troublesome woman. Alas, I wish the same could be said of me. I'm
sure I have been a thorn in the side of many people over the years.
Sometimes, perhaps, just a tiny pin prick, but for a few, I'm quite
sure I have been a truly proper thorn.
is life, I suppose. But what I wanted to focus on right now is that
word " troublesome. " For as long as Barbara and I have
known each other, I have done things that she says are troublesome.
It was always a kind of joke between us. For instance, Barbara has
never liked to get her nose wet, so when I would give her a kiss,
every so often I would flick my tongue across the tip of her nose. "
Are you being troublesome ? " " No honey, my tongue just
fell out of my mouth when I bent over to kiss you. "
the years, I have tried to convince her that it was part of our
marriage vows . " Do you, Chris, promise to always be
troublesome ? " Of course, she wasn't having any of it. Until
now. If I kiss her nose now, she usually doesn't react, so I have
upped the ante to discussing how I will prepare her food.
Honey, I have a wonderful idea. How about if I put some leftover
mashed potatoes in with your oatmeal for breakfast ? " If I'm
lucky, I'll get a smile, or maybe she will move her head back a forth
a bit, so that I can know that she's still in there.
days though, she will just ask me if I can serve them separately, at
which point I will say " Honey, I'm just being troublesome. "
That happened this morning, but you know what ?
I used that word troublesome, she smiled, and
so did I. She's letting me know that she's still in there, at least