When my husband told a kid that he’d also have a strong wife: another adven-nurture moment come to life!

My husband is a truth-speaker. He loves to proclaim his love for me as well as my great value. He also loves to inspire others toward the power of marriage. My heart exults over these things about him. 

A couple weeks ago, we were in San Francisco, walking with my parents. Along the sidewalk where our feet were finding their way, pleasantly parallel to the embarcadero, there was a wooden curb of sorts to our right. It was essentially a 3×3″ piece of timber, about 8 feet long, used to keep people and things from negatively effecting the construction project underway to our right. We noticed a boy, about eight years old, trying to figure out a way to walk on that beam. My husband encouraged him that it was possible and hopped up on it, using my right shoulder for balance.

“See!” he said, “It’s easy! You can do it too! For me, my wife gives me the strength and support I need to do this and many other things in life. One day in the future you can have a strong wife too, who helps you accomplish great things you couldn’t do on your own. Right now, your mom might be able to help you walk on the beam though. Okay, bye!” 

 

The moment was priceless. 

Travel is innately better with this man by my side. We give each other great strength, supernatural strength even. Whether navigating Qalqilya in the Palestinian Territories or enjoying the sunny wind of San Francisco, we get to bring our co-strength and inspire others, even whole cities, with it. Ah, travel! It nurtures our souls, yes; however, we also get to nurture souls wherever we go. 

There is adventure, which we love; and there is ADVEN-NURTURE, which we thrive in! 

Go find some adven-nurture today! Let us know what happens! 

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Keep Hoping, Saint Francis

Tomorrow I am going to San Francisco, California to see a friend visiting from England. As my river-y thoughts slide the city’s streets in my memory, this song ripples through my spirit. I adore San Francisco, partially because I was born 44 miles beyond its fingertips and grew up with it as a convenient day trip location dotted in street performers, cable cars, and the ocean. San Francisco is full of gold and glory. It will flourish and know its KING!!!!! Yay!

Also, this song is great inspiration for prophetic songs for OTHER cities. Maybe you should write one for yours. If you do, let me know because I collect prophetic songs for cities and nations. I love vision for cities and nations. <More, GOD!>

Here are some songs by my friend Steve: http://highway19.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/prophetic-songs/

Meanwhile, hop into the hope boat and enjoy this one: