My House of Love
by Kristi Day, Illinois

If you looked inside my heart
Here is what you'd see,
A house of many rooms
Each full with love for thee.

If you opened up a door
And took a look inside,
You might find yourself amazed
At what I left outside.

I swept out all the pain
And the cobwebs of my past,
I opened all the windows
So the sun shines in at last.

No more the darkened shadows
That hid behind each door,
No more the angry demons
They're not welcome any more.

Instead when you look inside
I want for you to see,
A place of joy and happiness
And that brand new shiny key.

I changed the locks on my heart
So only you can come on in,
I've made my heart a happy place
Where our new love can begin.

Each room within my heart
Has been swept out clean you see,
No more broken hearts or lives
I got rid of that debris.

Now each room within my heart
Is fresh and shining clean,
Where only love is allowed
So peaceful and serene.

So come on in to my heart
Throw the windows open wide,
For in each room is so much love
I can't hold it all inside.

So each day I let a little out
Where it finds its way to you,
So you will know how much I care
And of my love so true.

And just so you'll always know
When love leads you home to me,
Each room within my heart
Will be filled with love; eternally
Wedding Readings
:        Vince Gill:
Love sure is something
No one can explain
It can bring you such joy
It can bring you pain
And with every motion
Love puts us through
There is nothing you can say
When Love finds you.

Love is the power
That makes your heart beat
It can make you move mountains
It can make you drop to your knees
When it finally hits you
You won’t know what to do
There is nothing you can say
When love finds you.

Give it all you can give it
When your love comes around
If you put your heart in it
It won’t let you down
You find out it’s true
Maybe someday,  when love finds you
We learn what True Love is like with the
words from I Corinthians  13:4-8a.
I have chosen this classic reading today
for our scripture reading.

"Love is patient and kind; love is not
jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or
rude. Love does not insist on its own
way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does
not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the
right. Love bears all things, believes all
things, hopes all things, endures all
things. Love never fails."
And I Love Her
The Beatles

I give her all my love
That's all I do
And if you saw my love
You'd love her too
I love her

She gives me everything
And tenderly
The kiss my lover brings
She brings to me
And I love her

A love like ours
Could never die
As long as I
Have you near me

Bright are the stars that shine
Dark is the sky
I know this love of mine
will never die
And I love her
Psalms 128:1-6

"Blessed is every one who fears the
LORD, who walks in his ways! You shall
eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be happy, and it shall be well
with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful
vine within your house; your children will
be like olive shoots around your table.
Lo, thus shall the man be blessed who
fears the LORD. The LORD bless you
from Zion! May you see the prosperity of
Jerusalem all the days of your life! May
you see your children's children! Peace
be upon Israel!"
A Wedding Reading from : The Christian
Matthew Chap.6 verses 25-34

Therefore I bid you put away anxious
thoughts about food and drink to keep
you alive, and clothes to cover your
body. Surely life is more that food, the
body more than clothes. Look at the
birds of the air; they do not sow or reap
or store in barns, yet your heavenly
father feeds them. You are worth more
than the birds! Is there a person among
you who by anxious thought can add a
foot to his height? And why be anxious
about clothes? consider how the lilies
grow in the fields; they do not work, they
do not spin, and yet, I tell you, Solomon
in all his splendor was not attired as one
of these. But if that is how God clothes
the grass in the fields, which is there
today, and tomorrow is thrown on the
stove, will He not all the more clothe
you? How little faith you have!...Set your
mind on God's Kingdom and His justice
before everything else, and all the rest
will come to you as well. So do not be
anxious about tomorrow; tomorrow will
look after itself. Each day has troubles
enough of its own.  
~ Linda Lee Elrod ~

When I met you, I had no idea
was about to be changed...
but then, how could I have known?

A love like ours happens
once in a lifetime.
You were a miracle to me,
the one who was everything
I had ever dreamed of,
the one I thought existed
only in my imagination.

And when you came into my life,
I realized that what I
had always thought
was happiness
couldn't compare to the joy
loving you brought me.

You are a part of everything
I think and do and feel,
and with you by my side,
I believe that anything is possible.
(this day) gives me a chance
to thank you for the miracle of you...
you are, and always will be,
the love of my life.
I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what You have made of
But for what You are making of me.

I love you For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over All the foolish, weak
things That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern But a temple;
Out of the works Of my every day
Not a reproach But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good,
And more than any fate
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.

~ Author Unknown ~

Two doves meeting in the sky
Two loves hand in hand eye to eye
Two parts of a loving whole
Two hearts and a single soul

Two stars shining big and bright
Two fires bringing warmth and light
Two songs played in perfect tune
Two flowers growing into bloom

Two Doves gliding in the air
Two loves free without a care
Two parts of a loving whole
Two hearts and a single soul

~ Author Unknown ~

Sooner or later we begin to understand
that love is more than verses on
valentines and romance in the movies.
We begin to know that love is here and
now, real and true, the most important
thing in our lives. For love is the creator
of our favourite memories and the
foundation of our fondest dreams. Love
is a promise that is always kept, a fortune
that can never be spent, a seed that can
flourish in even the most unlikely of
places. And this radiance that never
fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is
the greatest treasure of all - one known
only by those who love.
“From the beginning of my life I have been looking for
your face, but today I have seen it.

Today I have seen the charm, the beauty, the
unfathomable grace of the face that I was looking for.

Today I have found you, and those who laughed and
scorned me yesterday are sorry that they were not
looking as I did.

I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty, and
wish to see you with a hundred eyes.

My heart has burned with passion and has searched
forever for this wondrous beauty that I now behold.

I am ashamed to call this love human, and afraid of God
to call it divine.

Your fragrant breath, like the morning breeze, has come
to the stillness of the garden.
You have breathed new life into me.

I have become your sunshine, and also your shadow.
My soul is screaming in ecstasy.
Every fiber of my being is in love with you.

Your splendor has lit a fire in my heart, and you have
made radiant for me the earth and sky.
My arrow of love has arrived at the target. I am in the
house of mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer.”
Clear all the Heaven that bends above
The life-road of this man and wife.

May these two lives be but one note
In the worlds strange-sounding

Whose sacred music ever shall float
Through every discord up to Thee.

As when from separate stars two
Beams  Unite to form one tender ray:

As when two sweet but shadowy
Explain each other in the day:

So may these two dear hearts one light
Emit, and each interpret each.

Let an angel come and dwell to-night
In this dear double-heart, and teach!
"Making the World More Beautiful, Two Special People at a Time."