William and I love our cp group (our bible study group). They have been a huge part of our lives the last couple of years in holding us accountable and helping us grow in our faith. Our group has also been a place where we find lots and lots of humor. The week before Will and I got married our group prayed over us and over our future marriage. They also blessed us with a t-shirt that says "Will and Susan Forever" and has the blinging rings airbrushed onto the shirt. They gave one request: that we would take the shirt on our honeymoon and take pictures of us wearing it wherever we went. So we (kind of) honored that request. Here they are....Honeymoon 2011: Will and Susan Forever!
Its been a curious thing recently...ever since I got married, electronics seemed to start to dislike me. Its a sad thing...I treat them so well and we have always gotten along. Maybe they don't realize its me, since my name changed. On the honeymoon, my phone decided to stop charging. It would charge a little and turn on for a little while, but the amount of time it would charge and the amount of time it would stay on got shorter and shorter until it would neither charge nor turn on. Then when we got back to Clemson, my computer started acting up. One day it just would not boot up...the led lights would turn on and the fan would start but the computer itself would not boot up. After a few tries it would turn on and work for awhile but everytime it turned off, it would take more and more tries to turn it on, until it would turn on no more. Alas, even as I write now, it is not on my own computer, but on the church's laptop.
Yesterday, as I was about to get in my car, the outside door handle on the driver's side of my car decided to break off. It was jealous because the passenger door was getting all of the attention because its inside handle has been broken for a year. So getting in and out of the car now looks like this: the passenger gets in, reaches over and opens the door for the driver...when leaving, the driver gets out, walks around and opens the door for the passenger.
I'm thankful for marriage because of my wonderful husband (of course) but also because his family got me a new phone, he took my computer to ccit on campus (whats mine is his right and he is still a student), and also because getting into my car would be a lot more complicated without a passenger :)
Hope nothing else starts to act up!
Our church, Crosspoint Church of Clemson just started a new sermon series a couple of weeks ago called the Abolition of Religion. Its a study in Galatians and Pastor Ken has been bringing some powerful messages from it. Its been a great study about how we can so easily add things to the Gospel such as good works as if those can bring about our salvation but when we add stuff to the Gospel it is no longer the Gospel that Christ brought. This is the difference between Christianity and Religion. Religion is the different forms in which man tries to reach God, whether this is through knowledge or good works, and Christianity is how God came to man and provided the way of redemption. In the letter Paul is correcting the Galatians and reminding them that salvation is by the grace of God and is through putting faith in Christ. Its because of Christ's finished work on the cross that we can have peace and hope and rest in Him. This was a fun sermon logo to create. While we were still in darkness, Christ freed us from our shackles and chains and brings us into light. If you would like to listen to the sermons, click on the logo below.
In my last post I mentioned the wedding, but nothing about the reception. We had it at the Vault in Seneca, SC. It was a blast! We had our friends, Brett and Megan Stripe give a dance lesson while the party was taking pictures.
We had everyone take pictures in a photobooth in lieu of a guest book which produced some humorous results. Here are some of our favorites
The best part is, because of the dance lesson, when Will and I got there, we had our first dance and the parent dance...and then we were able to lead everyone to dinner so we got to eat! I feel as if that was a pretty good accomplishment since that was the number one thing people said we wouldn't get to enjoy at the wedding. We then got to party the evening away before leaving...it was a lot of fun!
So this time I plan to update the blog more often. Todays post…Mawwage, is what bwings people togeva to-day…or in my case, a month ago. Will and I have been married for a month and a day. I’m so thankful to be married to such a wonderful man who loves the Lord, pursues me, loves me, and leads me. It is truly God’s grace that I have been given a wonderful husband.
On another note, I’m so excited because we have started to get back photos from our photographers. Since I haven’t shared at all about the wedding, here is a visual recap of the wedding :)
yay for weddings because in the end they lead to a new marriage!
We are the Rogers. We have been married since August and are loving it! Will recently graduated with his PhD in Civil Engineering and I am currently an IT assistant by day and a photographer by night.