If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.
Dueteronomy 24:5 NIV

When a man takes a new wife, he is not to go out with the army or be given any business or work duties. He gets one year off simply to be at home making his wife happy.
Dueteronomy 24:5 The Message

Well, isn’t this the greatest verse! So I’m getting married on Saturday, tomorrow. And I’m about to post my last blog before I leave for the wedding and honeymoon. My fiance might wonder why I’m even posting a blog right now when there are a million little details still to finish.

But basically…

I’m not to be sent out to war. That probably wasn’t going to happen anyways. But I’m thankful for the all encompassing thinking here on the part of the OT writer of Dueteronomy.

I’m not to have any other duties brought upon me. What does that mean? No work? Bel Air, can I get a year off, paid? Do I get to let the bills go unpaid? Do I not have to do yardwork, or wash the dishes? Haaa….doubt it.

So, I get one year off to be at home with my wife and make her happy. That verse has been translated in many different ways, and I will leave it at that. Well, we don’t quite get a year, but we get a great honeymoon, and we are really looking forward to spending our life together.

So please forgive me if I don’t post while I’m gone. I just figure that if I know what is good for me, I won’t post while on the honeymoon. So at the risk of losing traffic, I figure, that is a very miniscule, and non factor when it comes to getting my marriage off on the right foot.

So please enjoy reading, and perusing over my blog, my old posts, my links to other bloggers, etc., and I will post when I return in the next couple of weeks. It should be a great summer and rest of the year in the blogosphere as I have a lot of exciting things planned for the blog.

God has blessed me with a wonderful fiance, who is going to be my wife, and I would ask that you keep us in your prayers tomorrow as we get married, and as we go on our honeymoon.


ps thank you to my webmaster Jared who informed me that if he saw any blogs come across his screen while I was gone he was going to kill me.