On April 27th, 2006, at the age of 25, I became a dad for the first time to a beautiful baby girl. Men talk about everything they felt in the moment their first child was born. They speak of the overwhelming joy, how nervous they were, the new feeling of being delicate, and how their life changed that day. However, I did not have not have this same reaction,
I had an opportunity to run a Ragnar trail race which is a 120-mile trail run split between eight racers each running three legs. This race is run over a 24-hour period. So, in total, each runner runs 15 miles. Let me be the first to tell you
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 began like any other day. I was up early and on my way to Revival Christian Fellowship, a church Brenda and I planted with our friends Dave & Pam in 1992, where I served as the Executive Pastor.
I can’t remember the details of my drive to the office that morning, but everything would be eclipsed by a news flash from God later that day, calling me to resign from Revival and later revealing His purpose to plant a church.
I want to take a moment to thank each of you who served our Lord this weekend at our Good Friday and Easter services. It is always such a joy to see our family of believers serve our King shoulder to shoulder and then to watch Him work.
A most profound experience happened to me when I was living as a single woman. I’m remarried now, but seemingly a lifetime ago, I was married to my wonderful husband, Brion, for 30 years. He passed away from a rare disease, and I lived as a widow for over 6 years.
During that season of life, I learned a lot about my heart’s devotions. One of the many things I longed for, understandably, was human companionship, especially in the evenings when life was very quiet and still. I forever ached for all the things women love . . . conversation, romance, friendship, touch, laughter, and love.