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Chronicles of the Donovan Clan-The Experiment Continues

Okay, are you tuning in today to find out what happened with my experiment? 

Let me pick up from where I left off on Friday. I returned home from my walk n pray and was very, very nervous. Talking about God, the Bible, or any faith issues for that matter can be an invitation to an explosion. It’s interesting, at least with my husband, sometimes he can be very angry and hostile and at other times open to discussions about God. I just don’t always know what I’m going to get. However, remember I just spent an entire hour praying for him, over him and about him. So I KNOW God prepared a way for this conversation. 

So I peeked around the corner and stepped into his office. There is a bold and brave smile on my face. I was bold because I had just spent an hour in God’s Presence. “Good morning Sweetie.” 

“Good Morning. How was your walk?” 

“Glorious, it’s a beautiful fall day out there and I’m feeling great. Hey, I’m on my way to make eggs for breakfast. Do you want some?” 

It’s at this point in our typical morning conversation that I started out of his office toward the kitchen. Then I stopped and popped my head around the door frame pretending I’d just had this random thought occur to me and I said, “Oh, and what about my experiment?” 


“My experiment. Did you know what book of the Bible that verse was in?” 

His reply, “It’s like John or something.” 

I’m sure at this point the sheer shock of his accurate reply was written across my face. I recovered quickly and said with a smile, “And how did you know that? 

“Well it’s got to be in the same place where John 3:16 is at.” 

Say what? Now I’m completely thrilled and intrigued and decide to move immediately to phase II of my experiment. Phase II -get my husband to actually speak powerful scripture verses. So I reply back to him, “What does John 3:16 say? I’m curious if you know?” 

He leans back in his chair a bit uncomfortable but in a humoring mood. He smiles and starts waving his arms above his head in a way where it looks like he’s trying to help himself remember and he starts saying, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only – something only or begotten – son. Something like that.”

I look at this man and wonder what happened to my husband. I smile and I say, “That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” 

He smiles. I smile. 

All is right with the world. 

The experiment continues. O Lord, have your way with the plow. In King Jesus name. Amen.


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