Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
I am searching for a life long relationship with a special woman. I have many things in life I like to do and many interests. To many to list here. But the short list is reading, studying Scripture, spending time with my special woman, hiking and walking.
I enjoy music, quiet evenings, documentaries, history, art and being active.
I have lived life and have come to to believe the following things to be true:
And you have forgotten the appeal which speaks to you as to sons, “My son, do not despise the discipline of יהוה, nor faint when you are reproved by Him, for whom יהוה loves, He disciplines, and flogs every son whom He receives.” If you endure discipline, Elohim is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom a father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become sharers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Moreover, we indeed had fathers of our flesh disciplining us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they indeed disciplined us for a few days as seemed best to them, but He does it for our profit, so that we might share His apartness. And indeed, no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but grievous, but afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Iḇ`rim (Hebrews) 12:5-11 TS2009
Reason and Passion... Khalil Gibran
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite.
Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.
But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your elements?
Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul.
If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas.
For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.
Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing;
And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.
I would have you consider your judgment and your appetite even as you would two loved guests in your house.
Surely you would not honour one guest above the other; for he who is more mindful of one loses the love and the faith of both.
Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of distant fields and meadows — then let your heart say in silence, “God rests in reason.”
And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning proclaim the majesty of the sky, — then let your heart say in awe, “God moves in passion.”
And since you are a breath in God’s sphere, and a leaf in God’s forest, you too should rest in reason and move in passion.
Husbands, love your wives, as Messiah also did love the assembly and gave Himself for it, in order to set it apart and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, in order to present it to Himself a splendid assembly, not having spot or wrinkle or any of this sort, but that it might be set-apart and blameless. In this way husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but feeds and cherishes it, as also the Master does the assembly.
Eph`siyim (Ephesians) 5:25-29 TS2009
In the same way, husbands, live understandingly together, giving respect to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the favour of life, so that your prayers are not hindered.
Kĕpha Aleph (1 Peter) 3:7 TS2009
A capable wife
Who does find a capable wife? For she is worth far more than rubies. The heart of her husband shall trust her, And he has no lack of gain. She shall do him good, and not evil, All the days of her life. She shall seek wool and flax, And with delight she works with her hands. She shall be as the ships of Tarshish, She brings in her food from afar. She also rises while it is still night, And provides food for her household, And what is law full for her girls. She shall consider a field and buy it; From her profits she shall plant a vineyard. She shall gird herself with strength, And strengthen her arms. She shall taste when her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out by night. She shall stretch out her hands to the distaff, And her hand shall hold the spindle. She shall extend her hand to the poor, And she shall reach out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is dressed in scarlet. She shall make tapestry for herself; She is dressed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. She shall make fine linen and sell them, And shall give girdles for the merchants. Strength and splendour are her garments, And she rejoices in time to come. She shall open her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the Torah of loving-commitment. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children shall rise up and call her blessed; Her husband too , and he praises her: “Many daughters have done nobly, But you have risen over them all.” Loveliness is deceptive And prettiness is vain, A woman who fears יהוה is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
Mishlĕ (Proverbs) 31:10-31 TS2009