“Live, And Live Well”

As I finish up this “month of love” blogging, I want you to read  part of a sermon that was never given.  This is taken from a sermon that Kyle Lake, a young preacher in Waco had prepared to give shortly after the baptismal service that day.  The only problem is that Kyle was electrocuted during the baptism service and he died, never having been able to give this message to his congregation, this passage was read aloud at his funeral.  Kyle never got to live out these words, but you and I certainly can read them and implement them beginning this day:

Live. And Live Well”

“BREATHE. Breathe in and Breathe deeply. Be PRESENT. Do not be past. Do not be future. Be now.
On a crystal clear, breezy 70 degree day, roll down the windows and FEEL the wind against your skin. Feel the warmth of the sun.

If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE.
Get knee-deep in a novel and LOSE track of time.

If you bike, pedal HARD… and if you crash then crash well.
Feel the SATISFACTION of a job well done—a paper well-written, a project thoroughly completed, a play well-performed.

If you must wipe the snot from your 3-year old’s nose, don’t be disgusted if the Kleenex didn’t catch it all… because soon he’ll be wiping his own.
If you’ve recently experienced loss, then GRIEVE. And Grieve well.

At the table with friends and family, LAUGH. If you’re eating and laughing at the same time, then you might as well laugh until you puke.  And if you eat, then SMELL. The aromas are not impediments to your day. Steak on the grill, coffee beans freshly ground, cookies in the oven.

And TASTE. Taste every ounce of flavor. Taste every ounce of friendship. Taste every ounce of Life.


Over this month of Love, we have looked at three main areas that deal with the love of our husbands.  We discussed being a great student of him, learning what makes him tick, what ticks hims off, and what tickles him.  My husband and I will celebrate 42 years this June and as I am sure you all feel-where has that time gone?  I am so thankful for each day we get together.

In closing, I encourage you to remember

  • to date your spouse
  • to pursue him
  • to love him with your words & actions
  • rely on God to build your house
  • relinquish your selfishness
  • be his shelter
  • be his crown
  • be his encourager
  • be his sweetheart
  • and his prayer partner

Ladies enjoy the gift of your husband…time is of the essence!

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