Beauty in Chaos

So, I got married this past weekend. It wasn’t what we originally planned of course, the pandemic having ripped our original blueprint to shreds, but somehow amidst the craziness of two famously unorganized people throwing their own backyard wedding, constantly changing COVID protocols (we broke many I’m sure), an unexpected rainstorm and the never ending worry of creating a super spreader event, it all came together and it was an amazing day. Magical really.

Actually it’s no mystery to me why things worked out so splendidly.  God was working behind the scenes as He always does, showing me once again His incredible love and caring nature.  The personal way in which He showed up was undeniable, leaving me both ashamed of my doubting, worried nature and completely in awe of Him.  Again.

That being said, with “everything wedding” having taken over these past few weeks there was little time to focus on that other big event, the election. I kept up with headlines of course, but couldn’t dwell in the outrage factory like I normally would and what a blessing that turned out to be!

It sure didn’t seem this way at the time however; knee deep in vendor contracts and frantic late night googling (who walks down  the aisle in what order, which ring goes on first, we have to tip HOW much????), but the distraction was a good lesson.  A gentle reminder on what’s truly important in life.

Of course a pivotal presidential election is important, as is the serious blow from which our electoral process may never recover, as is a fractured country seemingly beyond repair, as is the continual COVID fear mongering, outright censorship of  opposing views and rampant destruction of civil liberties.  All these things are worthy of our attention, righteous anger and action if necessary.

Nothing of this world however can ever nor should ever take precedent over our one true calling of knowing and loving God, gladly receiving His gifts and living out His truth.

And so I tell you, keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for.  Keep on seeking and you will find.  Keep on knocking and the door will be opened for you.  For everyone who seeks, finds.  And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.~Luke 11: 9-10

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39 Responses to Beauty in Chaos

  1. Aldous Huxley says:

    Congratulations!!!

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  2. Bruce Cooper says:

    Congratulations to you and your groom Tricia. Blessings!

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  3. Doug says:

    Congrats on getting married! All the best wishes for a great life together. Nice to see people still doing these things, following passions of the heart, as it inspires hope within trying times… as well as births… giving us all something to live for beyond just ourselves. It’s an expression that there still is a future to look forward to.

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  4. YAY!!! I was wondering when this was happening!!!
    A lucky fellow Tricia 🙂
    Enjoy–settle in and be happy being as a true couple!!!
    May God fill your hearts with a deep abiding love in which He is center!

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  5. Wow! How exciting. May God bless you and your husband. Blessings.

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  6. ColorStorm says:

    Nice report Tricia/ and you married the carpenter. Even better!

    Hoping nothing but the best which includes trials and triumphs. 😎

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  7. madblog says:

    Oh congratulations to you and your new husband, Tricia! I had no idea! I wish you a lifetime of love, contentment and harmony. Leave the politics alone for a good while— you’re engaged in something far more important.

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  8. Jeff Pierce says:

    Congratulations to you and Steve! Enjoy your life together and the life you build together.

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  9. Sue Cass says:

    Congratulations and may you have many years of that wedding bliss. God bless you and your new hubby.

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  10. atimetoshare.me says:

    Congrats on your wedding. Many years of blessings from God.

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  11. Wut?! Wow, I did not see that coming! Congratulations! How exciting. I’m so happy for you. When things settle down, I’d love to hear all about it. 🙂

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  12. Al says:

    Congratulations, Tricia. I had no idea. If I ever have a secret I want no one to know, I will tell you. Ha, ha. Hope to meet the lucky guy on our trip out.

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  13. Julie says:

    So happy for you. Best wishes!

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  14. con says:

    Live long and prosper – to both of you.

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  15. Salvageable says:

    Congratulations, Tricia, and God’s richest blessings to both of you. J.

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  16. Mel Wild says:

    Congratulations, Tricia! Wow! Sure picked an interesting time to get married. LOL! You’ll probably never forget this year. But it just shows God works amazing good in every situation. 🙂 Blessings to you and new hubby.

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  17. Citizen Tom says:

    @Tricia

    Nothing like keeping our priorities in their proper order. God bless you! God has already blessed your new husband. 😉

    Seriously, thanks for sharing your happiness. We all need to hear some good news!

    Congratulations!

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  18. It’s nice to have some good news for a change. God bless you both. ♥️

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