Make Out Monday Video

I first heard of Norah Jones about three years ago.  I found her voice so haunting and romantic.  Her songs transport me to a romantic place in my mind.  I got a last minute invitation from a friend to go with her daughter to see Norah in concert. (Last minute thing – her husband could not go and my friend did not like concerts.)  I declined thinking, I better not go see Norah with any woman other than my wife.  I have wished more than once that we could have just bought the tickets from her and Mrs. Rock and I could have gone together!

I hope you enjoy! (BTW – I posted the lyrics below.)

“Come Away With Me”

Come away with me in the night
Come away with me
And I will write you a songCome away with me on a bus
Come away where they can’t tempt us
With their liesI want to walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high
So won’t you try to come

Come away with me and we’ll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And I’ll never stop loving you

And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I’m safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me

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More Rockin’ Words

Rockin’ Words convey a deep sense of emotion, love, and desire to your spouse.  You can use them anytime you want to make him smile, to make him think about you, or to make him drop everything and hug you.

Here are some Rockin’ Words:

  • My life is not complete without you.
  • Don’t go, stay here with me.
  • I’ll give you a good work out if you stay here with me instead of going on your run right now.
  • I love you more than chocolate.
  • I’d rather have you than coffee in the morning.
  • I want to make you as happy as you make me!
  • My lips want to cuddle with your lips.
  • How about we spend all morning in bed together.

If you want more Rockin Words, check out my page Rockin’ Words.  I will add these words to that list and will update it from time to time.

Reflections of a Promise Keeper Conference

Promise_Keepers_LogoI attended a Promise Keeper Conference over the Weekend.  I have been to several PK events over the years and as usual, I came away, strengthen, renewed, and wiped out. (They can be emotionally draining and a 5 hour drive each way also takes some toll on a guy.)

Promise Keepers’ central message is simple, Love God, Love your Wife, Love your Kids.  Then they remind guys that Love Demands Action. In simple terms, they told guys, “Man up! Do the right thing! Protect your wife and kids. Do not do things that will harm your family.”  The central message was, “Draw close to God, you need Him and your Family needs you!”

Here are a few Quotations from the Weekend that I found interesting:

  • “You gotta have a blood test to prove that you are God’s.”  – Miles McPherson
  • “We all worship something – What do you worship?” – Derwin Grey
  • “We should wallpaper our minds with the Word of God.” – Derwin Grey
  • “Marinate yourself in God’s Word.” – Derwin Grey
  • “All sin means we are living in a state of temporary insanity.” Crawford Loritz
  • “There is no long term victory in the Christian life without Christian community.” – Crawford Loritz
  • “If the truth offends you, that is your problem” – (Unknown)

Promise-KeepersTrying to summarize a 10 hour event is kind of hard to do, but I think the following is a pretty accurate representation:  Men need to love God and make sure that He is at the center of our lives.  Christianity is more than going to church, it is about having a relationship with God, it is about loving Him with everything we have. Our love for God will manifest itself in many ways, and demand certain actions from us, such as, loving our wives and children, being active in our church, and protecting our family, church, and community from evil.  They hit us hard on the issue of pornography, they blamed (and rightfully so – in my opinion) the problem of human trafficking on men and challenged us to start fighting against it.  They called us to love and honor our wives, both when we are with them and when we are apart.  They also called us to racial reconciliation, something that PK has been emphasizing since the early 90’s.

In years past feminist groups have attack Promise Keepers for trying to get men to dominate their wives.  All I heard was that we are to love, respect, and be there for our wives and families. (One session’s message revolved around husbands washing their wife’s feet as a symbol of being a servant to them, like Jesus did at the last supper.) If your husband is thinking about going to a PK event, encourage him to do it.  (If you are on of the men who reads this blog, find a conference and go.)  There is only one conference left this year and it is in Florida, but make plans now, to go next year.  You can find more info on PK here – Promise Keepers.*

*If you have Questions about PK, check out their About pull-down menu, I would recommend their 7 Promises & Core Value sections as good places to start.

What a Week

It has been one of those weeks I hate.  I have been working about 11 hours a day, getting home after 8:00 every night.  We all have those weeks and we all hate them, weeks were we just catch ourselves coming and going. 969100_412367675540821_1019760124_n

I was thinking about it today, in what ways does my wife help me at times like this?  Here are some of the things I thought about:

  • She looks after my needs:  Little things like making sure I have the clothes I need for the week.  Gas in her van, so when I have to borrow it to take some guys from church to Promise Keepers on Friday I don’t have to stop and gas it up.  Good meals so I can feel better and stay healthy.
  • She lightens my load:  When I have a busy week, she does not bring most of the little problems that come up during the week to my attention, big ones yes, but little ones she either handles or they wait.  She also takes over some of my little chores around the house.
  • She is more tolerant of my moods:  I hate to say it, but sometimes when I get stressed out, I can get grumpy.  She does not like the fact I am grumpy, but neither does she take it personally.  (BTW – I don’t consider stress and excuse for me to be grumpy, I still fight it, but sometimes I loose the fight.)

I am sure that she does a lot of other things that help me, but I have to get to another meeting and don’t have enough time to think about it.  The good thing for us is that each of us have these stressful times and we have learned how to help each other and can demonstrate it to each other.  It really is something that we have learned over the years.

When your husband is stressed out, do what you can to help him, ask him (maybe when he is not stressed out) how you can help him when he is busy.  When you meet his needs at times like that, it really does make him feel special and feel loved!

Here is to less stressful weeks and time with the family!

 

Monday Motivational Video

I plan to post a video on Mondays that is something fun, something that will give you a smile, and give you a little motivation to help you Rock His World.

Chris Young – Getting You Home!

I really like this video, it sends a great message.  It reminds husbands and wives that it is okay to want each other and that sometimes the best dates are dates at home.