The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Hunt

  

This post should have been published over a year ago.  Forgive me for being so long in getting it out!  I’ve actually posted it in retro on their wedding date, also, and may eventually omit this post!  There are also more pictures that I don’t have access to at the present that I may add later.

May 17, 2008

A beautiful summer morning gave way to this special day.  Only a few sprinkles threatened and eventually the clouds gave way to the sun shining brightly upon this special event about to take place.  The tables were prepared, the lawn so beautifully mown (with special care by the bride :-)), the chairs strategically placed, and the lovely gazebo brought in to serve as a backdrop for the ceremony. 

All is ready

Although not visible in this photo, leading the way was my father who was to perform the ceremony, then Autumn’s pastor who offered up a prayer for this momentous occasion, followed by Daniel and his men (brother and cousins). 

The bridegroom and his men enter from the wooded thicket beside the grassy field.

The bridegroom and his men enter from the wooded thicket beside the grassy field.

We, the bride’s attendants, made our way down the long aisle from the back door of the Linder home to where we joined those already in place.

Awaiting the bride

He must have a glimpse of her!  His face is telling.

The bridegroom awaits his bride

 What a beautiful shot this is, as Autumn and her father (Michael Linder) now make their way down the long aisle that began at their back door, leading through the back yard to the absolutely gorgeous back field where an anxious bridegroom awaits his beloved.

Here comes the bride

Father and daughter

 Together, at last, a radiant bride and a beaming bridegroom.

My father performed the ceremony

 The guests were supplied with bubbles to envelope the couple in as they made their way back up the aisle. 

Leaving the altar amidst bubbles being blown by the guests

Cutting the cake

 Passages from I Corinthians, James, and Proverbs adorned the wedding cake.

The cake had scripture written on each layer

 The marriage supper was indeed a feast!  The ladies from the Linder family’s church there in town worked so diligently to provide such a wonderful spread of delicacies. 

There was a wealth of food for everyone

There was a wealth of food for everyone

A variety of beverages

A variety of beverages

Shots of family and friends who made the day so special…

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Children enjoy the Linders' tire swing in the back yard 🙂

So happy together!

So happy together!

The Wedding Party l-r...me (sister of groom), Shannon (cousin of bride), Caley (sister of bride), Harmony (sister of bride), Autumn & Daniel, Andrew (brother of groom), Chad (cousin of groom), Jonathan (cousin of groom), and Brian (cousin of groom)

Friends who came to share in the joy

Fair maidens rejoicing in the beauty of the day

Sharing thoughts about the day

Mr. and Mrs. Hunt

With grateful hearts…

…we say thank you to our Heavenly Father for His goodness and mercy manifested in our lives.  The past year (actually I’ll back up a year and a half) He has brought new blessings to our family.  We are so thankful that God brought and added Autumn into our family through her marriage to Daniel, my youngest brother.  (I’m hoping to make the next post be the veeeerrryyy overdue wedding picture post!)

 

Digital Scrapbooking at WiddlyTinks.com
Photo Tinks by WiddlyTinks.com

One year after their being united in marriage, God chose to bless our family with another addition.  A new blessing is on the way, due to arrive in February of next year!  “He” will be the first grandchild on both sides, and the first little person to officially make me an “aunt”.  We praise God for the great things He has done and ask His blessings to be upon Autumn as she carries this precious little life. 

  As thou knowest not know what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. 

Ecclesiastes 11:5

 

Scripture memorization

Some time ago my friend, Gian, gave me a copy of Psalm 119 set to music (harmonized acapella singing).  Each section is presented as a separate “song” making it very doable.  In fact, some of the children at church memorized the first section rather easily after us singing and working on it weekly for a time. 

I have not committed the entire passage to memory but by it being set to music it is amazing how much more easily memorized it is! 

Click here to download it and other passages free!  (Scroll down a bit.)

The site states this:

“The above Scripture songs are in public domain. It is your privilege to copy and make it available to any who could benefit by it, as long as you include the following contact information:

Michael E. Owens, 2080 W Route 897, Denver, PA 17517
E-mail: // meo-525@juno.com.
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Phone: 610-495-6230.”

some good finds…

I wanted to share some of the encouraging, enlightening, and empowering speakers, bloggers, authors, I’ve been blessed by recently…

Eric Ludy – The Bravehearted Gospel

In a nutshell this book is a call to embrace the life of Christ sum total…mercy and forgiveness (what he defines as the feminine side of truth) as well as the manly side of truth – being courageous, strong, convicted, and passionate about living out the example Jesus gave to follow, seeking God’s favor versus the world’s. Prepare to be challenged and inspired!  A book to keep and revisit often. (I may share excerpts from this book in a blog post all its own). 

K.P. Yohannan – Revolution in World Missions

The answer of a mother’s effectual fervent prayer for God to call one of her sons to the ministry which has now affected much of Asia through his dedication to assist native ministers in spreading the Gospel throughout Asia to their own people.

David Barton – WallBuilders

Andrew and I were both privileged to hear this incredibly gifted mind speak here in Paducah recently.  I had heard him speak (not in person) before and thought I probably wouldn’t be hearing any new things (not that I had such an excellent memory that I remembered anything at all from what I heard before but just that sometimes you feel you already know the gist of what you are going to hear).  All that said, I am so glad I went!  As I mentioned, he is incredibly gifted, that being that he has a superb memory bank of detailed information which flowed from him, obviously having spent an enormous amount of time amassing information about the godly heritage our country possesses.  There was no way (this time either) that I could remember everything I heard but I did go away with a better understanding that God and the Bible played a bigger part of the founding of our country than what is thought or understood by most people – including me.  Afterward I went to his website to revisit some ideas I remembered him speaking about such as the Biblical principles contained in our laws, the fact that taxation without representation was NOT the primary reason for which we separated from England (I”m sure everyone knows this but somehow it has managed to be the most familiar idea and the most propogated in history textbooks it seems), and the fact that aside from Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin (the two least religious signers) nearly half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence had seminary or Bible college educations.  It made me want to delve into our laws and understand them from a Biblical & Christian perspective.

Rebecca Jones – Leading Little Hearts Home

Just found this blog recently.  I definitely found a kindred spirit in much of her mindset toward training and educating children. I love her calm, focused, dedication coupled with an humble spirit before God as she daily works to train her children in the ways of Christ.  Very beautiful attitudes displayed.

Simply Charlotte Mason

Great examples, ideologies, books, and inspiration for homeschooling. Charlotte Mason advocated living books rather than textbooks for learning about…anything…living books being books that draw you into an actual story depicting the realities of what it would be like to experience what you are learning about rather than only reading about it. The Story of Jashub and Letters from Egypt are two books they have available which captured my attention.

Disclaimer: as with any books or websites…I cannot say I 100% agree with every detail but the main thrust of what I gained from the aforementioned was very edifying!