Monday, May 2, 2011

Things that make me smile:

My bio on Steve and Tamara's wedding website:

"Em is one of Tamara's best friends from Wheaton. Emily pursued Tamara freshman year after noticing her in two of her classes then seeing her in the Stupe reading 2 Chronicles. They bonded over weekly coffee dates, prayer, and boys."

Annnd just their whole website, which is a pretty good representation of what happens when two of the funniest people I know fall in love with each other. Please check out the "Our Story" section. I think it's hilarious even if you DON'T know them. Excerpt: "Spring Semester of Senior year, Tamara returned to campus after living in Chicago student teaching the previous semester. Steve was coaching the freshmen improv troupe, Kids these Days, and Tamara was taking Ping Pong class. In order to help bring the freshmen into the improv community, Steve and Tamara felt they should challenge Ben and Clark to play doubles. Every day. Everytime they had any time. Even though they were graduating and should have been writing papers or looking for jobs. It was for the Kids! We swear."

Me with two of my favorite people at their engagement partay.

I love you guys and am so excited!

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When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

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Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.