Wit and Wisdom

These past few weeks have been rushing by at a whirlwind pace. So much is happening. There have been many things to write about, just too little time to compose even a few lines. Today, however, I’m taking a couple of minutes to share something with you.

God blessed me with one of the most amazing women in the world for a wife. She is multi-talented. She is also an extraordinarily good cook—way too good of a cook, in fact. This week has found us living more than a thousand miles apart, literally. I am in our old house in Delaware, preparing for the final stage of our move. She is in the early stages of making our new house a home in Florida.

As I passed through the kitchen earlier, I looked around at several of the decorations still hanging on the wall. As I did, I felt my dear wife’s presence in an amazing way. It occurred to me that, just as she loves her family with a depth of passion that is truly Christ-like, she has surrounded us with plaques, paintings and refrigerator magnets that convey an amazing amount wit and wisdom appropriate for life’s journey.

A few of these are:

— Food is one of the major causes of overeating.

— Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.

— Prayer changes things.

— Give us this day our daily bread.

— Do you believe in angels?

— Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7

— Life is fragile…handle with prayer.

— Inside of me there’s a thin person screaming to get out—but I keep her sedated with CHOOLATE!

— Keep your heart free from hate. Your mind free from worry. Live simply. Expect little. Give much. Trust God. Forget self—think of others. Do as you would be done by. Thank God for all your blessings. Do all you can for people with no thought of personal gain. Fill your life with love. By following these guidelines you will be well on your way to happiness.

— When there is Love in the home, there is Joy in the heart.

— There’s no place like home.

— You can touch my dust, but… please don’t write in it!

— This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

— The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. –Galatians 5:22-23

— I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 4

— Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. -1 Corinthians 10:12

I’ll add just one more thought to these:

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” -Proverbs 31:10-12

About a fellow sojourner

a sojourner in life, trying to follow in the steps of Jesus.
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15 Responses to Wit and Wisdom

  1. timglass says:

    Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.
    God bless you and your wife on the move.
    Tim

  2. Bob says:

    So how many “women” do you have?

  3. preacherman says:

    Bob,
    You are such a comedian. 🙂 I don’t think Bill practices polgamy? Do you Bill? 🙂

    Bill,
    You are bless brother.
    God bless you in and your wife in your new ministry.
    I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. Laymond says:

    Lonelyness and hunger brings out the best in men 🙂 glad to see you are still strong enough to use the keyboard.

  5. Kathy says:

    What beautiful and loving present for oneof the most amazing women in the world for a wife.

    Pay NO heed to the voices of envy. 😉 Yours is a wonderful, loving, poetic wife and I rejoice in front of the LORD for this gift to you! May your family be reunited very soon in your new buggy, humid, flat Floridan nest. 🙂

    Truly in His love, grace and mercy for all of you!!

    Kathy

  6. Dee Andrews says:

    What a person surrounds themselves with has a lot to say about that person. That is true of your wife, Bill. She is a wise and witty person and you “done good!”

    Thanks for sharing her thoughts through her surrounding messages.

    Dee

  7. Greg England says:

    Now who are you again?! Good to hear from you. I have a magnet on the fridge that says, “Bury me next to Wal Mart so my wife will visit my grave.” Hope you two are reunited soon.

  8. Bob says:

    Bill, welcome to Florida. I hope we get a chance to see each other. Of course how often did we see each other while in the Delaware Valley? I know how valuable a good wife is. I married an amazing one as well. She teaching 6th & 7th grade geography at the Mt. Dora Bible School this year. May God thoroughly bless your work. Stay in touch, I’m sure I could use you as a resource for our evangelism programs.

  9. cwinwc says:

    Bill – Are you sure you’re not moving to Utah? There is no doubt that our wives truly make our houses a home. Can’t wait to hook up with you in Florida.

  10. Steve says:

    Welcome to Florida! Amen to your words! Now how about some manly man talk.

    Peace.

  11. jel says:

    Blessings ! 😉

  12. laymond says:

    Bill, I visited with Brad a little yesterday and we talked about you, behind your back.:) God speed with your work.

  13. Kathy says:

    OOOOKAY! Are you still on the teeter-tooter of now Maryland, oh no, it’s Florida, oh wow, now it’s back to Maryland, and now it’s Flo…..? LOL

    I pray y’all are healthy, wealthy (sic) and wise in Florida. Well really, that you’re now all together in Tampa observing with glazed over eyes and blank stares the mountains of boxes and stuff to be put in place in their new home. Fun time, guys! 😉

    Hope you get your ‘puter hooked up quickly and can peek in here, bringing us up todate on what’s happenin’ with all y’all!

    My prayers are with you and family!

  14. nikalas says:

    I hope you’re getting settled in nicely. I’m excited for you and your new ministry opportunity. You’re sweet to praise your wife like that! Good man! I hope to hear an update from you soon. You’re all in my prayers.

  15. nikalas says:

    Oh, since I switched to WordPress, my username is now nikalas-my real first name. But you can still call me Niki…and I’ll call you the other B.W. 😉

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