Monday, February 14, 2011

Marriage Monday...My Valentine....and an Artist.

I am making my Valentine these.
His favorite chocolate coconut cupcakes.

Some things only God can create.
Have you ever thought about the fact that the feeling of love...the emotion and reality of love was Gods design.
He CREATED the actual feeling...emotion of love!
I mean REALLY stop and think about it?
He created love and all of the joy and tears that surround it.
It is HIS masterpiece...HIS canvas to hang.
Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered what the artist mean by it?
What were they feeling... thinking... intending?
God gave us the answers to accompany his masterpiece....

"Love is patient love is kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand it's own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice in injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful,
and endures through every circumstance."
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 

I don't know about you but sometimes we (my husband and I) give each other mixed  messages.
We mis-communicate love.
I think he meant something...he thought I meant something...we get angry...I promise it is not pretty.
Sometimes it is a "quiet passive" angry and sometimes we let loose and say everything we think..
ugly girls ugly.
We are working on it...always working on it...always will....

God as creator desires his creation to live into the LOVE- HE designed.
Our purpose is to learn it and live...sounds so simple...but we make it so hard.
Love simply...simply love.

(the great barrier reef...this is a real organic heart in the middle of the reef)

There is not one single person or group that could ever convince me that God/Jesus is not real.
I recognize his signature all over.
To know the to recognize the artist work.
We can all look at Monet and Rembrandt and distinguish their work.
They are distinct.
Jesus is distinct as well.
His character is simply loving....loving simply.

My valentine and I could row in this boat forever talking about all that Jesus has done for and in us.
I am grateful for this day that helps us celebrate Jesus and the fact that he saw it fit to allow us to experience love....seriously how loving is that!

It is funny for us to look back on our love story.
 I am sure Monet or Rembrandt looked upon their first works of art and laughed.
How rich their art became as they practiced and committed to the craft, as they opened their hearts to their God given gifts. Celebrate today where you have come from and look forward to where you are going as a couple! The canvas only gets more valuable with age!

Don't let the sun set today without telling your valentine how much you love them.
I love being in love.
I am thankful that God thought of it...and decided to share it with us!
Happy Valentines Day friends!

We are back from our cruise...still feel like I am on a ship!
I have soooo many pictures...will share them as I get through them!

Thanks to my sweet friends for guest posting while I was are the best!

Love and Happy Valentines Day!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day! Glad you are back from your trip and that you had a wonderful time :) Can't wait to get a chance to try out the Disney Dream!

  2. Tracey - i'm enjoying these "marriage monday" posts so much. Happy Hearts Day!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and thanks for your sweet comment! I've actually been to your blog many times via Tara's blog. :) Love it! I loved this post and all the neat ways hearts have been in nature. :)
    XOXO, Cat (constant in chaos)

  4. This is my first visit to your "Marriage Monday" post and it was lovely. Thank your for sharing!

    Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day, and if you want some dessert please stop by!


  5. This is such a beautiful post! I so can't wait until Rob and I can do your WNL Marriage Link! We hope to go on the retreat! =) I love how 'real' you are about marriage and relationship...showing how love comes through the ups and the downs along the way! =)(You looked so pretty in your yellow this weekend! All 'refreshed' from your trip!!!)
    So glad you guys had fun!!!

  6. What a beautiful post and so well said about God's love for us! I love "love" too and glad God designed it for us!

  7. I am visiting your blog via Humble Pie...and I really like you post today. Actually...I like your blog. Thank you for your words about celebrating where we have come from and where we are going. Beautiful!

  8. Just a beautiful post Tracy! We celebrate His love everyday and I know that each and everyday I am loved not matter what. Marriage is not easy but when His love is welcomed in, it makes it the marriage stronger.
    Happy Valentines Day and can't wait to see your pictures!

  9. I am so encouraged by your blog! Thanks so much for writing what's on your heart! You remnd me what being a Mom and Wife is all about. Everything in life is to glorify the King. :)
    -Your friend on Kelly Creek Circle