Last night Joey and I went on a real date with friends and without Finn. Our sweet pastor’s wife and daughter, Gay and Morgan, babysat…and folded my laundry; those rascals!


We finally saw The Avengers. Joey and I love superhero movies. Maybe it’s because we leave the theater feeling invincible and genuinely surprised that we can’t fly.

Joey’s favorite line of the movie was, “Hulk, smash.” Mine was a slightly more sophisticated interchange between Loki (Thor’s estranged, demented brother) and Nick Fury (the director of the Avengers). Loki asks, “How desperate are you that you would call upon such lost creatures to defend you?” The Avengers are a motley crew of mischievous, misunderstood beasts, spies, lab rats, and scientists; not heroes in the traditional sense. This made me consider how God chooses to use us ordinary people–you and me–to carry out his valiant purposes in this world. To defend the faith with honor and without fear. We particularly feel humbled to parent Finn, a noble calling we neither expected nor feel equipped for. God must think we’re superheroes after all.

Our very own Hulk

8 thoughts on “Superheroes

  1. Ashley you amaze me with your insight. I know you and Joey are superheroes. You two have STRENGHT, ( I am sure there are times you felt like you could not go on). You two have X ray VISION, (seeing past Finn’s SB and seeing what this creation will become). You may not be able to fly… However in Isiah 40 :31 says, “but those you hope in the Lord will renew their STRENGHT. They will SOAR on wings of eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint!”. Pretty good promise for any superheroes! Love to all of you

  2. I think you’re both pretty super and it’s clear Finn knows his parents are too. You have the power to do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

  3. We love this post! WE saw the movie last week and our favorite line was “There is only one God, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that! ” then Captain America jumps out of the plane after Thor and Loki.

  4. Hi friends! I have been following and forget to post comments. I love that you got to go on a date!! It’s super important. Ash, I love what you wrote in those last few lines. What you both don’t realize is that we have all known that about you two. You are giants in faith…superheroes. We all look at you and it makes us want to be more like Him.

    Love you,

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