…into the most excellent harmonies

I spent almost two hours today, it seemed like a full day, at the DMV. Our church was given a truck and trailer for use in our Food Ministry. I had to record a “name change” on the titles and secure license plates. It reminded me of a little of what brides go through when they choose to take their new husband’s last name. It’s tiresome! And I suppose it’s easy to overlook details and then become frustrated with the extra work this creates. That’s why we include a free “name change procedure” in our Exclusive Wedding Planning Materials (which you can access through the box of the left side of this page). We hope you’ll find it helpful.

We also reposted our Bible Readings for Weddings today. We’ve been upgrading our whole website to make it easier to use. We’ll be adding more later. For now, though, I was reminded of one of my favorite Bible passages:

“Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious — the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”

Philippians 4:4-9 (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson.)