Celebrating 30 Years Together

Celebrating 30 Years Together

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Jackson - Copy (2) (200x200)Corlette and I are in Jackson, Wyoming, today celebrating 30 years of marriage. We took this “selfie” at the end of a hike around Jenny Lake, one of the most beautiful places in Teton National Park … almost as beautiful as my bride!

Later this morning we plan to raft ten miles of the Snake River with two dear friends from Houston, Larry and Vivian Bickle. After that we may head up to Yellowstone to see Old Faithful and some of the elk, buffalo, and grizzlies that call the Park home. The video below shows some of spectacular scenery we will see today.

What a magnificent example of the glory of God in his creation!

The reason this area is so special to us is that it’s where we honeymooned thirty years ago. We’ve made a lot of memories here, as illustrated in High Country, a poem I wrote and gave to Corlette yesterday. By God’s grace we love and enjoy each other more today than we did when we started our journey together!

Yes, there were some heated and icy moments along the way (like the night I nearly froze in my own bed), but again and again God helped us to repent and forgive and experience the reconciling power of the gospel.

This morning we prayed that all who read this post will experience this same grace so that their relationships, as well as ours, will provide the world with a compelling illustration of Jesus’ marvelous promise:

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

May the love of Christ and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit guard, enrich, and transform your relationships today–as it has ours–to the glory and praise of God!

– Ken Sande

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© 2015 Ken Sande

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11 Responses to "Celebrating 30 Years Together"
  1. Happy anniversary to two dear friends! So happy to hear that you’re having a grand celebration of God’s faithfulness to your marriage! Love, Bob & Rita

  2. Beautiful place… Beautiful hearts! May God continue to bless your marriage and use you both mightily to show love for Him and love for others. Warmly, Lisa V. (ABQ, NM)

  3. Happy anniversary, Ken and Corlette! As you bask in the beauty of God’s creation, may He refresh your souls and encourage your hearts.

  4. Congratulations to you both. Mick and I spent our honeymoon in the Tetons and took a raft trip down the Snake River as well. That was 44 years ago. Thank you for the beautiful video that reminded us of that beautiful scenery.

  5. The Lord has used you in so many ways to bless me and my wife of 16 years through your posts. Praising God that He has given you such a marvelous way to celebrate your 30th!

  6. Congratulations to you both! I ditto Bob and Rita’s comment.
    Blessings on your celebration and your future!

  7. Congratulations!! We love you both so much! I love picturing the mountain man with his lady in his favorite spot. Enjoy the respite!! With love..Zimms

  8. Happy Anniversary! May God continue to bless your marriage as you continue to be a wonderful example of love….God’s love to others. Blessings

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