Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hot Rod

I often pick up and pray the prayers of Stormie Omartian’s book Power of a Praying Husband (prayers for a husband to pray over his wife) over MYSELF (see I really am selfish).

The other day I came upon this opening and I thought it quite a funny way to think about our specific design

“Your wife is like an automobile. She may be high maintenance like an Italian sports car. She might be as refined and expensive as a German luxury sedan. She may be solid and sturdy like and SUV, or delicate like a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show car (whatever that is). She could be an efficient six-cylinder type, or be a faster but costlier V-8 model. She may be dependable in all kids of weather like a four-wheel drive or she may have no downhill traction control at all, even on a good day. Whatever she is, whether she is tiny like a compact car or full-size and beyond, she needs fuel to make her run smoothly.”

So I read this to Rich and asked him what type of car I am. He got a smirky little smile and said something that will be kept between us as husband and wife and then continued with, “No way am I going there…it is a trap just like when you ask “Am I fat”…….there is no right answer”

So I thought it would be fun to find out what type of car my blogg'in friends are with an explanation of why you or your hubby chose that make and model! Here is your chance, let us know….do you have a fine interior, fabulous sleek lines or a roomy trunk? Hee!

12 comments:

~Ginger said...

My husband wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole either. I have been sitting around doing nothing all winter and have gained too much weight following the foot surgery. I feel like a tank. Thanks for the reminder :(

gaylafriend said...

I'm not even going to bother asking Mick. Not only does he have a hard time answering questions like that, but I feel pretty sure I wouldn't like the answer he comes up with.

As for me, I want to say I'm a Hybrid. Easy on the environment that God gave us, and it takes more than just gas to keep me going- namely time in God's word daily, and time with friends! (and blogging friends count!!!) :-)

~ Amy ~ said...

I'm with Ginger. All this winter weight put a little too much junk-in-the-trunk for me. I would love to be a top-down, cruisin-down-the-highway, candy-apple-red, mustang GT. BUTTTTTT instead I feel like an old stationwagon, oh heck you could even put the old side panels on me to.

Post this again towards the end of summer when most of the winter weight is gone. hee hee!

Just Mom said...

My husband will either laugh, say "You can be whatever you want to be," or do both.

BTW, whenever I ask him "Do I look fat?" he responds, "You're beautiful." Yes, he avoids answering the question.

Penless Thoughts said...

My husband, who is sitting right here, refused to answer too. No surprise. I'd say I'm a classic, because it takes time and age to rank as a classic and become valuable.

Heidi Jo said...

amy...a top down kind of girl huh? didn't know that about you.

my husband's not here to ask.

michelle am i the only one who is going to comment on the fact that you are reading a devotional FOR MEN? i know that you've stated that SA is a bit lacking in the pleasures of it's northern border, but i think i could round up some WOMEN'S devotionals and send them over if you are in need.

Lisa H said...

I won't even bother asking my husband--he doesn't like this kind of game! :)

But I'll still answer for me! I'd like to think I'm a four wheel drive pickup. God gave me the ability to handle anything that comes my way. I'm not necessarily in a hurry, but I'll get there--and I've got room to haul anything for anyone! :)

Lisa H said...

And Ginger,

You're not exactly looking like a tank. Sorry! :)

Michelle Franzen said...

Yes, it is for men but with regard as to how to pray for their women, with specific prayers for her. I find myself reading it feeling very sane thinking "that's what I try to tell him" but more than that I feel I need all the prayer I can get so I use it to pray for me.

Another note on this that I found cool...Jack Hayford whom I highly respect states in the book, "The starting place for my most significant times of prayer for my wife has been to pray for myself."

Hey if Jack is doing it, it is got to be good. :-)

Love all the comments by the way!

Shanygne said...

I would call myself the "efficient 6-cylinder" ...

With this belly keeping me from beding over too much, something unyeilding would be appropriate, too... but not too high maintenance...at least I have that going for me! Otherwise, I am just a station wagon!

~Ginger said...

HA! I asked my husband tonight and he actually answered. I sort of think he would have been better off not touching this one.

He said I was like a Jeep Liberty (one of my favorite vehicles, hmmm) He said I was grounded with good traction and I was really cool! I'll settle for that answer. Besides, he knows I'm down on my weight right now and I was just glad he didn't pick some big old boat of a car :)

Candi Hester's Kokomo Blogs said...

Yeah - my husband only said..."I and my friend Rich share the same opinion on this one. I will defer to Rich's wisdom!" I think by that he means he ain't talking! All I keep thinking is that song that was popular a while back...She's got big back and I cannot lie...
I prefer not to think of it as a huge winter butt - but song inspiration.