Friday, July 27, 2012


Tomorrow my husband and I will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary! I have been thinking back to that week of our lives when we were preparing for that day, July 28th 1972. I can hardly believe it has been that long! We met at Bible College our freshmen year and we have had an amazing journey!

We made a commitment to love, honor and cherish each other until death part us and that is still our plan. We consider the last ten years as bonus years because of a cancer diagnosis 10 yrs ago. Looking back, I see God's guiding hand in our lives. We started out living by faith, literally. We didn't have much of anything but God blessed our trust in Him and we have never gone without.

Our union was blessed with 3 wonderful children and 7 grandchildren all of whom are serving the Lord in their local churches. We have served in different areas of ministry in three different churches. This Sunday we are celebrating our 28th year in our present church. It is my husbands first and only pastorate. To God be the glory! Great things He hath done!

There seems to be such a deficit in the area of commitment now days. Whatever you choose to do with your life, there needs to be a sold out, no turning back attitude, be it marriage or ministry. Life is difficult for everyone but the payoff is worth it. There is something to be said for old-fashioned commitment. It is one of the best gifts you will ever give to your children and grandchildren.

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