Carrying the Cross… emails from TES

December 28, 2007
TES, my beautiful wife, received a email going around. Here is the series of picture, below is the email exchange we about it. (You may need to click on it to see it better.)
From: Tes Shelton [mailto:] Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 4:24 PM
To: iggy
Subject: RE: The Cross

Is this accurate? What is the cross that we carry? Or do we have a cross to carry?

From: iggy [mailto:iggy@wwdb.org] Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 10:57 PM
To: Tes Shelton
Subject: RE: The Cross

I hate this one…

The cross we carry is two things.

One each must carry their own death and in that realize that being dead we need the Life of Christ to live… so on a small level this is true…

The other cross we carry is that we partake in Christ’s sufferings and our salvation is perfected… yet to fail in our sufferings does not mean we lose salvation, for that means it then becomes works salvation and not by Grace.

Love ya

From: Tes Shelton [mailto:] Sent: Tue 12/11/2007 8:33 AM
To: iggy
Subject: RE: The Cross
I love you. I’m so blessed to have you as my husband. I love it that you study and think through why you believe what you believe. And, more importantly, that you let the Holy Spirit guide you and teach you His truth. I’m so proud to be your wife.


All I can say is I have a great wife!
be blessed,


  1. would it be off point to comment that you and your wife are communicating via email?

  2. Rick,

    We both work at the same place… yet I seem to get the night shift a lot…. and she works days.

    But, the point is that unlike many couples, we are communicating! LOL!

    be blessed,

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