Mark Your Calendar


It’s great to be able to plan a romantic night together, but what about when sickness is in the house?  Everything stops and the urgent completely requires our time and energy.  We must watch our attitude and our care for our spouse during these times.  We can have expectations to be romantic, when an illness requires us to simply make them comfortable.  This is just as important, if not more so.

As you may have guessed we have had quite an episode of illness all through our family.  Now Tom and I are doing all we can to nurse our coughs, so they amount to nothing more.  But, if we succumb to the virus, we know that although our bodies may be sick, our hearts and marriage are well.  Underneath the coughing, sneezing and early to bed nights, is a sweet assurance normal will return, and we will once again flow back into our favorite routine – US.

What about you?  When sickness is in your house, do you consider this another way to romance your spouse, or do you complain about the interruption?  I have been in both camps and the former is by far better than the latter.  But it is only possible by the grace of God at work in our hearts.  We should daily look for ways to highly esteem our spouse – this includes times of sickness and in health.

If you are well – thank God!  And then, plan a night out to celebrate your health!  Here is what’s happening around town this week:


  • Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus will come to Orlando January 13th – 17th.  See sight for ticket information and times.
  • Orlando Science Center – Experience Orlando At Night by watching the night sky through a telescope.  Takes place the first and third Saturdays of each month from 6 – 9p.  Cost is $7.
  • Winter Park – Popcorn Flicks in the Park – Thursday, January 13th.  This month’s featured movie is, It Happened One Night, and begins at 7p.  FREE.


  • Sanford – Alive After Five presents it’s annual Chili Cook-Off on Thursday, January 13th from 5p to 8p.  Cost is $7.
  • Mt. Dora – Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza will take place January 14th – 16th.  Cost is $10 Friday, $6 Saturday and $4 Sunday.  See sight for times and location.
  • Mt. Dora – Movie In The Park on Friday, January 14th in Donnelly Park.  This month’s featured movie is Snow Day and begins at Dusk.  FREE.


  • Harry P. Leu Gardens – Annual Camelia Show on January 15th and 16th.  See sight for times.  Cost is $7.



About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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