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Celebrate Pentecost

Watch how the Spirit flames up in your life

We were married the Saturday before Pentecost. We chose the date to honor our deep belief that the Spirit had brought us together. We had borders of flames carved into our wedding rings to remind us of the tongues of fire that came upon Jesus' early followers.

During our wedding ceremony a member of the bridal party read the Pentecost lesson: "I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams" (Acts 2:17).

For the past 30 years we've celebrated our anniversary and Pentecost together, even when the actual dates have been weeks apart. We will do so again this year on June 3.


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