Wednesday, September 5, 2012


First of all, let me just say that I am so lucky! Tonight, after our usual evening of dinner and Downton, he decided that I needed a little self esteem boost. So he started to tell me a story. "Once upon a time, I moved to Memphis and I met this girl..." Then he says lots of sweet nothings (that weren't nothings at all) and ended by saying that he only wished he had met me sooner. Precious! I melted a little bit. But then I responded that I wasn't ready yet.

And the more I thought about it on the drive home, the more I realized how true it is. I hadn't been ready. I hadn't been ready a year ago. I hadn't been ready with any other guy I've dated. I hadn't been ready 9 months ago when I decided to take a break from dating. I hadn't been ready on May 9 when the challenge ended. I hadn't been ready on May 11 at the wedding.

But God's timing is perfect! And May 19 I was ready, whether I knew it or not. And on June 2 I knew that I was ready. And God continues to confirm this daily. And tonight, we talked about the future and God's plans and living in the present. And I talked about Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. On the drive home, God continued to show me how true this verse is. How many of my plans have been thwarted--and I am so thankful that they were! I was reminded how much better the Lord's purpose is for my life than anything that I could ask or imagine. And how thankful I am for God's divine timing!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Someone Needs to Hear This...

Affairs don't happen because you don't love the person you're with.