Sunday, October 22, 2006

On Our 23rd Wedding Anniversary!

Celebrating 23 years of marriage on October 23, 2006!!





Taking our vows of love and commitment before God, family and friends!

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14 comments:

Anna said...

Hi Christine -

Congratulations on your 23rd anniversary. Awesome pictures! BTW, you're as pretty now as you were on your wedding day. :)

May the Lord continue to bless you and your beloved.

Anna

Christinewjc said...

Dear Anna,

Thank you so much for your good wishes. How sweet of you to say what you did...you made my day! If only I was that young (and thin!!) again!!

Thanks, especially, for asking the Lord to continue blessing our marriage...I truly appreciate that!

Love in Christ,
Christine

limpy99 said...

Congratulations from the agnostic side of the aisle.

Jaded&Opinionated said...

Happy Anniversary!

I hope your day was everything you hoped it would be, and the pictures were lovely.

(My 11th anniversary is coming up in December.)

Jaded&Opinionated said...

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Continued blessings and happiness for the next 23 years!

Christinewjc said...

Thank you Limpy and Jaded for your kind words! We celebrated by having dinner together at a restaurant we hadn't been to before. Great food!!

I will probably have to delete the pictures later when I get back from Bible study class. They didn't fit well in the posting box and that post is now making all my new posts drop down too far on the front page of the blog. I'm just not that tech savvy to fix it, either! lol

Jaded, early congrats on your 11th anniversary in December! What day did you get married?

May you, your husband, and your daughter continue in happiness and the blessings of the Lord!

Christine

Mark said...

wow 23 years! Your old! :)

Congratulations!

God Bless

Jaded&Opinionated said...

Thanks, Christine.

Our anniversary is December 9th. We got married at 6 PM, so the church was lit up and beautifully decorated for Christmas. I think it made the day even more special because we sharing the sanctuary with the celebration of Christ's birth. It was truly lovely.

I'm glad you and your husband had a nice dinner. My husband and I often celebrate our anniversary the very same way...dinner at a new restaurant! We've done that for almost every anniversary.

Stephen said...

Congrats Miss Christine! I hope you had a wonderful day!

Lots of love from myself and Irene.

BTW, I just picked up Susan Smith from the airport! She is staying with us for a week. Miss Lucy arrives tomorrow, also for a week.

All of the evangelists are flying in for our "Remembering Jerusalem" celebration this weekend at our new church, Heavenly Hope Christian Church. I took the Pastor plunge in September.

Hope all is well with you and we love you!

In Christ,

Steve & Irene

Christinewjc said...

Mark said, "wow 23 years! Your old! :)

Congratulations!"

Well...getting older is better than the alternative...isn't it? That's what my daughter tells me whenever I complain about it. ha ha

Got a lot to do for the Lord here in "the greatest nation on God's green earth," as Michael Medved says in his radio show sign-off! Then it's eternity time with Jesus!


Thanks for the congrats!

Christinewjc said...

Hi Jaded,

Sometimes I don't like trying new restaurants unless they are recommended by someone who has already been there.

While at a business conference in Whistler, British Columbia this past August, Charlie and I went to a restaurant during our free day to celebrate his birthday. It served good tasting food...but I don't think the portions would have filled the stomach of a bird! ha ha

While looking at the directory in the village square, a lady came up to us and asked if she could help us find what we were looking for. She said she is a former tour guide and she recommended that restaurant to us. I think she was a "plant" for that restaurant's owners! You know...she was probably sent out to get some dumb Americans to eat at that overpriced, bird-portioned place!

It's ok though. We laughed about it afterwards. Went to two other restaurants later in the week that were fabulous!

On another subject, I'm sure you have noticed the continuing controversy over Madonna's abrupt adoption of the little boy. The father was apparently illiterate and didn't understand what that word "adoption" really meant! I wonder what will happen now?

Christinewjc said...

Hi Stephen & Irene,

Thanks for the good wishes!

Wow! Sounds like you have taken on a fabulous endeavor for the Lord! Pastor of a new church! How nice that Susan (hi to my sis in Christ!) and Lucy (would love to meet her some day!) could join you to remember your trip to Jerusalem and celebrate the opening of your new church. Great name, btw!

I have had the word "hope" on my mind recently. A fellow Bible study member is creating stretchy, lettered bracelets that say HOPE in block letters with a Scripture reference on them! I asked her to make a bunch for me to give out with the candy on Halloween!

Each year, I attempt to "reclaim Halloween for the Lord." I've given out tracts and Bible verses attached to the candy in the past. I got this idea from CBN and this year, I want to print up a prayer:

Dear Visitor,

I open my door and offer you and your loved ones two "treats." The first is this BIG candy bar, and the second is a prayer in my heart. I pray that God’s blanket of protection would be over so many little children on Halloween night.


Lord, may this year on Halloween night be one that is hallowed, a holy night to lift up your name and bless your little children all over the world.

In Jesus Christ's name I pray,
Amen


The bracelets would be welcomed by the girls, but I just need to come up with an extra gift for the boys! We get a lot of teens at our door. Any ideas?

God bless you, Irene and those cute kids of yours!

Christine

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Stephen said...

I've got the perfect idea!! Give me a call. If you're willing to pick up the freight charges, I'll send you a couple hundred www.PrideAndPeace.com wristbands for free as our gift to you.

They have nothing to do with our regular ministry, but everything to do with sharing the Gospel. All kids young and old would love the wristbands.

Just call me tomorrow (THU) and I can send them out overnight to you. They're "wearable" tracts!

Visit the website to find out a bit more.

Our love to all and I'll tell Susan and Lucy you said hi!

Blessings,

Steve