Sometimes, well most of the time, you get what you pay for. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
But, not a FREE BURRITO from Moe’s. Heck yes. They ran a coupon special on facebook. My husband and I both printed one. Yesterday we even splurged for a cup of queso and 2 drinks. The grand total of $4 for lunch. Not just any lunch. $4 on the dollar menu is not equivalent to a Joey and a Triple Lindy. When you know what you are getting, FREE is amazing.
Kinda like eating at your parents. It’s free food and mom doesn’t usually mess it up. (unless she makes cheeseburgers and flips the burgers with the cheese on them….. still tasted pretty normal).
I am thankful for free food that tastes good, parents that feed you because they think you will be homeless and go without if they dont, and for companies getting on facebook and giving out free food.
My husband and I are slightly addicted to television. We have gotten hooked on close to a dozen shows. We were starting to have withdrawals during rerun season…. But alas, they are back.
Last week was the season premier of Parenthood on NBC. If you missed last weeks episode Watch it Here! Seriously, watch it or I’m going to ruin it for you…. As new parents, we need all the help we can get. The characters in this show could be the family next door, or your own family for that matter. I also love that they hit on special needs children in last years 1st season. The characters have real problems and real solutions. I love the writers and I don’t even know them. Also, as a christian, it’s important for us to sometimes filter what we watch. “What you put in is what you get out.” For an adult show that comes on at 10:00, it’s fairly PG. The oldest couple in the show are battling some marriage problems. Last week “Zeek” the husband kept repeating “I see you, I hear you” when he caught himself getting out of hand. He hated it and it was funny, but my husband and I found ourselves wanting to say the same thing a couple times this week. Thanks Parenthood for that bit of marriage counseling. Seriously, if you have not watched it… tonight on NBC 10:00pm.
Tonight…. where are all my Gleeks at? Glee’s season premier airs tonight on Fox. I am a little late on the Gleek wagon, but I confess my addiction. My husband on the other hand, not a fan. It may be the cheesiest show since The Office, but I love it.
Also this week, NCIS (the original) and CSI, CSI-NY, and CSI-Miami….
Yes, we are TV junkies and we enjoy every minute of it!
I’ll review the season premiers next week.
In my three short (but very long) years of marriage, I have read several “christian marriage” books as well as participated in several “christian marriage” bible studies. This book far surpasses anything I have put my hands or ears upon.
In this book, Thomas’ premise is “what if God designed marriage to make us holy more than happy.” Can you say wow?!? Through each chapter you understand that you will indeed find happiness in marriage. However, you will only receive this happiness within the covenant of a marriage centered around God.
If we approach marriage as the place where we are to find all of our happiness from one person, we will be greatly disappointed. If we approach marriage as an endeavor that God brought us to in order to make us holy, we will see every blessing and argument completely different.
I cannot say that every time we face a little conflict I immediately think, this is making me holy or that I do not want immediate happiness. As with anything in life, God uses the situation to refine us and bring Him glory. How much more so should it be with marriage since it’s a direct comparison to Christ and the Church.
Whenever someone asks about a great book for married couples, I recommend this book. My husband and I have also given it as a gift for newly engaged or married couples.
To hear more about the book and more from Gary Thomas
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas