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The Potter's Clay

Scripture, Theology, the Christian worldview, and other ramblings.

20 October 2005

A godly wife, one of a kind

I love my wife. She is just great. She let's me buy really thick systematics like R.L. Dabney's Systematic Theology, and Jonathan Edwards' two volume Works by Banner of Truth. I am not gloating here, just giving thanks to God for faithful, godly women like my wife. She gives me the freedom to follow the Lord and pursue Him the best way I know how, by learning from faithful men of the past. It's not a cheap hobby, but a spiritually fruitful one for sure. Here's to all the faithful wives out there who support their husband's theological addictions. Husbands, make sure you remember to give thanks to the Lord for your wife, He is to be praised for her.

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. (Proverbs 31:10 ESV)

"Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. (Proverbs 31:29-31 ESV)


Blogger Daniel said...

Amen to that!

20 October, 2005 09:10  
Blogger Mike Perrigoue said...

Double Amen! My wife is also very gracious to allow me to pursue this interest in theology...she's even lettng me entertain thoughts of moving us (we have two young girls) to Cali to attend seminary at Master's...not for awhile though.

21 October, 2005 11:22  
Blogger Mike Perrigoue said...

Dude! Your a Husky fan!!! I noticed your hat in the photo with your wife. So I checked your profile...Auburn? Sweet! My wife and I were wondering if we'd run into any "reformed" guys from Washington. We're in Bothell...

Hey, what church do you go to?

Man, your blog is impressive. Lots of great links. Things I've never seen before. Your blog will definitely become a jumping of place for some great web info. Thanks!

Also, my wife noticed your Wysoki photo right away. I wouldn't call her a "huge" fan but she did grow up putting together Wysoki jig-saw puzzles. She likes his stuff...

Small world...weird...

Go Seahawks!

21 October, 2005 11:29  
Blogger Joe L. said...


Yes, UW alumni 2000. Bleed Husky purple. Tough year with the football team, pathetic performances. There is always hoops season right? :-)

Yeah, me too! I was wondering how many Calvinists actually live in the Puget Sound area! I attend Sovereign Grace Baptist in Enumclaw. There is a link to the church website on my blog. Small, Calvinistic baptist church. Douglas Edwards is the pastor.

Wysocki is sort of a habit for me. My wife bought me a calendar one year with a number of his prints on it. Fell in love with it right away. I am a sort of nostalgic guy anyway, so the prints take me to a different time in our nation’s history.

I about had a heart attack yesterday over the Seahawks victory. Awesome stuff, I hate the Cowboys, so it made the win even more sweet. :-)

24 October, 2005 11:58  
Blogger centuri0n said...

You didn't say your wife was beautiful, too.

You haven't been married very long, have you? You have to say the beautiful part or else the other part is like saying you have a "good car". "Reliable" is not half as flattering as "fire engine hot red with sweet chrome".

Listen: if you young guys don't get your stuff together pretty quick, you're going to be like everyone else in this world. You have a beautiful wife and you should rub everyone's nose in it. She'll love the attention she's getting from you, and it will remind you in those moments all men have of weakness that YOU ARE ALREADY MARRIED TO A BEAUTIFUL WIFE.

24 October, 2005 13:44  
Blogger Joe L. said...

Ok, I throw up a photo of my wife and all of the sudden I am getting traffic from India, Great Britain, Arkansas, Germany, The Maldives and who knows where else.

Frank, you are right, I should have said my wife is beautiful. Here’s the thing: She doesn’t read my blog. I’ll be like: “Hey hon, I blogged about you today”, and I get a complimentary thank you along with a request for the grocery list. I live in a dream world of “Serious Trinitarian Theology”, Flaming Ministers, and the TTBL Ecosystem. She lives in the real world of dealing with me.

So, in light of the fact that my wife does not read my blog, my real motive was to gloat. Gloat that I have a beautiful, awesome, magnificent wife. Gloat that a big-league lady like her would go for a bush-leaguer like me. So there.

24 October, 2005 14:46  
Blogger Mike Perrigoue said...

By any chance your church isn't looking into becoming a member of FIRE is it? We have begun attending a VERY small reformed baptist church in Kirkland on Sunday evenings. A few weeks ago the pastor (Bruce Ray) was supposed to visit a church in Enumclaw that was thinking about joining up with FIRE...could it be your church???

Weird coincidence if so...

So you're a U-Dub alum and a Hawks fan to boot. That's not so weird to have that in common. The year 2000 (as am I - 6 year plan), well that's not too weird either. A theologically reformed young man in his 20's in the Puget Sound region...not common I'm sure, but definitely not qualified as "weird". But, two young men in their 20's that have fond feelings of nostalgia and enjoy Wysocki paintings...THAT'S WEIRD!!!

Oh yeah...my wife is beautiful too!

Small world...

24 October, 2005 17:20  
Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

My wife lets me buy (albeit piecemeal) the Yale edition of Edwards’ works. She doesn’t want me to go blind reading the two-volume set ;-)

Cent's right, she's a cutie!

24 October, 2005 19:47  
Blogger Joe L. said...

Mike, yup, you are right about our church. Doug Edwards and Bruce Ray are close friends. We have been having some preliminary discussions about possibly joining FIRE. Lord willing, it will happen soon. As well, Lord willing, the Huskies will win a game. I mean, for the love of Don James, beat the Cougars!!

Jonathan, LOL, those Yale editions will make me blind too, as well as make my pocketbook cry for mercy… goodness, them books pricey.

Let’s face it fellas, all of our wives are beautiful, amen? I mean, we all know it. There Frank, I just said we all have hottie wives, happy now? What God fearing husband would not think his wife is worth gloating over?

24 October, 2005 23:58  
Blogger Mike Perrigoue said...

Cool...maybe we'll run into each other in "real life" sometime...church picnic? : )

Hey, I know it doesn't look good for the Dawgs, but let's face it...against wazzu they always have a chance.

I know things didn't work out last year, but does the phrase "they Coug-ed it!" ring a bell?

...2003...2002...ouch! (hee! hee!)

25 October, 2005 21:26  
Blogger JIBBS said...

Speaking of "Couged it", this Cowboy fan says it's time to send Bledsoe back to Washington to don a green uniform.


25 October, 2005 22:03  
Blogger Joe L. said...

Mike- The Cougs almost most lived up their name last year! The Dawgs were brutal, yet Wazzu found a way to keep us in it. LOL!! This year’s Apple Cup will be the Futility Bowl West. Prediction: Dawgs win 3-2.

As a Seahawks fan, I feel your pain Jibbs. So there, feel the pain! BWAHAHAHAHA


26 October, 2005 10:18  
Blogger JIBBS said...


Forget the final score.

How many yards rushing did Alexander have last week? How much total offense did the leagues #1 offense dish out?

Yeah. That's what I thought.

Lucky is a word too weak to describe the glorified Pigeons that hail from the rainy city.

27 October, 2005 20:09  
Blogger Joe L. said...

Easy does it big fella.

As a died-in-the wool Hawks fan, I know what it is like to lose tough games. So I need to get excited every once in a while. It’s a long season, the Hawks will most likely blow a few just like the ‘Boys did Sunday, so the smack talk is allowed.

As long as the old Coug is running that offense, Big D won’t even be smelling playoff success.

The Redskins? Well, now, they have the old Dawg running their show! I am sensing a late January run by Gibbs’ crew… that is until they run into Seattle.

Go Hawks

28 October, 2005 16:18  

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