Tuesday, August 4, 2015


It's been a crazy busy stressful couple of weeks. I'm sitting in the backyard of my sister's house, taking the long road home from ‪#‎Declare2015‬ .
I'm trying to process all God exposed me to at the conference, and trying to apply it to everything God is teaching me in this season. It's not always easy, and there's a lot of distractions here.
The sky is just too lovely here, the sunset a bit too beautiful. The geese honked just too loudly as they flew over and glided to rest on the lake.
The cicadas are humming in a competition with the chirping crickets. They are determined to drown out the buzzing of the last few hummingbirds that whiz by my head.
The pinks and purples on the horizon are fading now, and a deep blue hue is creeping from above, pushing them deeper into the hills.
I doubt I'll be debriefed from my conference when I get up from this place, or when I drive down the road tomorrow morning. It's ok. I'm grateful for family that share their view, and so thankful that God saw fit to give me such fine distractions.
He always knows JUST what is needed! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy Friendship Anniversary!

Yes. I'm making up a holiday, but it's one worth celebrating!

32 years ago today, after the Wednesday night Bible Study, I met this tall, towhead, surfing cowboy that loved Jesus.

I felt safe when I met him, like he would always protect me. It was as if I finally found my big brother (in the Lord) even though he was younger than me. 

He says it was love at first sight... I just felt so peaceful. I knew we would be friends forever. 

The next day he said he would marry me and we began pre-marital counseling. 

A few weeks later, he got on one knee and presented the ring with an official proposal of marriage. 

Six months and a day from the day we met, we were married!

Thank you to all of you that have prayed for us over the years. Marriage is hard work, and a good one requires constantly dying to self, and lots of forgiving. 

Thank you Mark Bromley for the first 32 years of friendship, and 31½ years of marriage. 

Thank You Jesus for the example of sacrificial love and equipping us to fight for our marriage commitment. 

"A happy marriage is the union of 2 good forgivers." - Unknown