fifteen years

Celebrating fifteen years of marriage to the man I love! It all began eighteen years ago, we had met just three weeks earlier on a mission trip. One evening we sat outside by the pool...talking, sharing with one another our hopes and dreams when he reached out for my hand. He cupped my hands in his and asked if he could pray.
One of the most tender, heartfelt prayers I had ever heard...somewhere in there he thanked God for having our paths cross and committed us to Him...if that was just a friendship or if we would grow old together, serving him...rocking side by side in our rocking chairs some day. When he finished praying, I looked up to see a tear coming down his cheek. In my heart, I was already saying "I do."
It was three years later that I got to say those words before our family and friends, confessing that covenant of marriage before our Lord.

Thankful for a faithful God who has held two sinners who love one another.

My nose in a book!

For the first time, in quite a while, I have picked up some great fiction novels for the summer. Lynn Austin's Gods and Kings series has me walking the dusty roads of Jerusalem alongside kings and prophets of the Old Testament. Loving that my feet are getting dusty with this series.

While determined to read only for fun & enjoyment this summer - meaning that I would not jump right into my regular reading of ministry, leadership, church. Well, maybe just one won't hurt - I have Alan Hirsch's The Forgotten Ways on my kindle! Admission - while taking the summer for rest, I also find enjoyment in learning more of how God's church can best bring Him glory!

"No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet