I didn’t even have the joy of playing tennis to acquire Tennis Elbow. Darn it. But, thank fully it’s not something more serious. I’m thinking the 10 and a half gallons of tomatoes I hand blanched, hand-peeled and then turned into salsa was what did my poor elbow in. Thank you everyone who shared prayers and encouragement. They filled my soul.
My friends, something awesome happened on Sunday. My home church of 12 years invited me to share my faith journey during our morning services. I am humbled and thankful and give Jesus all honors for this opportunity. But, you know what was truly special to me? I looked out over the audience during the second service and spotted my husband. And in front of a thousand people, God, my daughter and many of my close friends I said this:
“Josh, (my pastor’s name) I’m astonished at all God has done in an ordinary, blonde-brained girl. He loves to use the ordinary and do the extraordinary. I wrote a book. I’m married to an unbeliever. I like to call him my “pre-believer.”
“And my husband is here this morning. He is my biggest cheerleader.”
I looked over at my husband and my daughter in the audience, a first for me. I faced him and blew this man a kiss in front of everyone and said, “Love you.”
Talk about bringing a man and a woman full circle. Whoa!
Can I just encourage you that God can redeem our broken dreams, our surrendered hopes and show us the astonishing? Take one more step forward in your marriage today. Love with intention. Love with passion. Love with the full power of Jesus flowing through you. One day God will give you a day like mine and you will look at this man across a room full of people and shout to the world that God knew all along what He was doing and that loving your man was absolutely in God’s divine plan to conform you into the image of Christ.
This Friday we will jump right back into our series. Do I dare tell you about the glory cloud???? So much more to share. But for today, join me at the Café where I share, Money - God- and Worry.