13.8.09

Introducing Keith

I am pleased to welcome a very special guest to Dreaming of the Country today.


Meet Keith


Funny Face Keith


Keith is my big brother and that’s why I can get away with posting pictures like this of him. It’s a little sister's prerogative to be annoying after all.


Keith is a great brother, and he’s also a great pastor of a church in North London. Josh and I were so pleased that Keith agreed to conduct our wedding for us, and he delivered one of the best wedding sermons I have ever heard. I’m not just saying that because I’m biased (or because it included eating KFC in the middle of a wedding service), but because I can still remember every point clearly, and all the advice was great.


Anyway…over to Keith…


I guess we all judge success differently: some of us are much harder on ourselves than others, some have greater aims than others. But in the blogging world how do you know 'you've arrived'? I reckon it's when you're invited to write a guest entry on your little sisters blog. If you follow Rachel's blog closely you will no doubt be aware that there is quite a long list of things that she has promised to blog on at some point - but never seems to get round to it. So when a recent entry had a reference to the sermon I gave at their wedding, with the promise of a future blog on the topic - I thought I'd get in there first. This fast food guide to marriage can be read alongside Mrs. M's Marriage Tips.


 Keith eating KFC


1) Fish and Chips - Feelings and Choices: Love is a choice and not just a feeling. Love means that I will choose to act a certain way even if I don't feel like it.


2) Burger King - Bedtime Kiss: There is a verse in the Bible that says we should not let the sun go down while we're still angry. In a marriage it is important to say sorry, and to put things right quickly - certainly by bedtime at the latest. Going to bed with your relationship right is more important than winning the argument.


3) Pizza Hut - Practical Help: Marriage is a partnership in which both partners must play their part - and this doesn't involve watching TV while your partner does all the cooking, cleaning and ironing!


4) KFC - Kindness, Forgiveness, Compassion: Be Kind - may seem an obvious piece of advice but how often when we open our mouths do we forget? When Jesus had compassion it led to action, and when we see each other in need it should spur us to action. A marriage (or any other relationship) without forgiveness is never going to work, because we all make mistakes and we need to be ready to forgive and to be forgiven.


Well - Rach and Josh - congratulations on 2 years. Good to know that after more than 17544 hours you remember something I said. Thanks for inviting me to write, and if anyone is interested, drop in and feed the fish at www.milkandnosugar.blogspot.com

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