Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Conversation Ordained

Unless you're in the habit of searching back through the archives of these ramblings, you might have missed out on a God-ordained encounter I had yesterday. It was so profound, yet so simple that I had to share.

Nearly a year ago I did a little series on respecting your husband. If you've never read it, it's totally worth reading (if I do say so myself, lol): part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Anyway, God's providence had a new visitor land on that post and give me a little Holy Spirit nudge.

She said,

Okay -- so I don't know how I landed on your blog (wait yes I do...amazing how HE puts us in the path of perfect strangers to reach us :) - you are really hitting home. If ever you get discourage because I know posting takes time please know HE is really working through you to reach people like me. Short and sweet...I am a faithful follower every Sunday/Wednesday our family attend church and we (I) try and surround ourselves with those people who I feel like have the same love for the Lord but I don't share any of my marriage, parenting, etc struggles because I feel like I'm the only with struggles in our peer group...somehow I landed on your blog and just like that FINALLY I feel normal. Many thanks for all you do for those like me...I'm learning so much!!!

And I replied,

Anonymous friend,

I'm not sure if you'll be back here to read this comment, but thank-you.

Almighty God just brought you to me, a year after this post was written, to encourage me!

You will see on my sidebar that I am working on writing a tough book, one that requires me to share more "real life" stuff than I would like to put out there. And today I realized I am less than 2 months away from my publisher appointment, with only 10 pages in writing. And the discouragement I felt with that realization had me ready to call and cancel that appointment.

With your words He is showing me that women NEED to know that they are not alone; that not one of us is perfect. And He needs me to put my sloppy imperfections out there to show them. And I can do this - I can write two more chapters in under two months. With HIM, I can!

Thank-you, and bless you. (I'd love it if you could email me a link to your blog if you've got one, so I can get to know you a bit.)

God is so good!


  1. Dont you love it? God showed up to encourage you today!!

  2. I can assure you I wouldn't have had the courage to even post a comment on my own...the holy spirit really lead the way for me. I have followed your blog for several months now and find myself searching your older posts on different mentioned in one of last weeks post how you really love Beth Moore and her ability to deliver/communicate God's word well and apply it to our every day walk. I feel that way about reading your blog daily..for some reason I really connect with most every post. Don't get me Beth Moore - just completed Esther less than one month ago but was too busy thinking about the person next to me...I am reading your post and thinking now why didnt I get that the first time? Who knows...but what I do is you are a true minister and for that I am greatful!! As for your book -- Im ready to place my pre-order now :)
    No blog as of now, but hope to have one sometime in the near future.


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I'm excited to get to know you better!