"You are not here by mistake. God looked down through all of time, saw you, and said, 'Yes, they are the ones I want to usher in the last days." — Karen Jensen
Ever since I got remarried just a little over a year ago, I’ve had lots of single people tell me that our story encouraged them, and helped them keep believing.
So I want to talk about that. If you’re single and you want to be married, here are three keys:
1. Throw away the clock. Maybe you’ve been believing for a spouse for a long time, and it’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see an answer. I know – I was single for 17 years after my first husband died.
But time is very different to God than it is to us. We want everything quickly, but God is not at all moved by our timetable. He has a plan! (Jer 29:11). Faith says it’s a good plan, and says, “I’m going to keep my eyes on Him instead of how long it’s taking. I believe He’s working out the perfect plan for my life.”
The devil loves to tell you that “if it was going to happen, it would have happened already.” But he’s a liar! Stop listening to Him. Don’t you worry about how long it’s taking. God’s timing is perfect.
JULY 2015 This month the only traveling Bob & I did was to Washington DC with Living Word Christian Center for the annual CUFI Summit. It was an important time for our nation as we took our concerns for Israel to Capital Hill and the nations leaders. We also took some time for fun before it started by going to Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington, with our friends Charlie and Stacey Houle. We had a great time!
JUNE 2015 It was a busy month! I went to Nashville to be on TBN with Jason Crabb (watch it here), took a quick trip to visit my folks in Oregon, and went to Florida for another TV interview plus preaching and ICRS. But mid-month Bob and I drove Wisconsin Rapids, WI to attend the wedding of our friends Jonathan & Kelly Vaver, and minister for Pastor Dave & Ruth Mickelson (pictured) at Victory Christian Outreach Center. I always love it when Bob can come with me, and it was a blessing to get to hang out with these great people!
MAY 2015 In addition to traveling to Michigan and preaching at the wonderful Ladies Day Out event at Living Word here in Minneapolis, Bob and I were blessed to be able to make a trip to Tulsa to visit our grand baby Dixie! She is growing and glowing -- such a good baby, always smiling and sweet (we are not at all biased). She is 7 months old this month.
APRIL 2015 - I did a lot of traveling this month, but thankfully some of it was close to home. One of the best things about that is Bob comes with me! Here we are with Pastors Brian & Shelly Gobar and their wonderful daughter Stephanie (one of my former students!) of Joy Christian Church in St. Cloud, MN. I was blessed to be the speaker for their first-ever women's conference and also two Sunday morning services.
MARCH 2015 - This month we celebrated our one-year anniversary! It's hard to believe a year has gone by already - wow, that was fast. To celebrate, we re-visited our honeymoon spot in California for a little anniversary vacation. The weather was perfect (again!) and we had a wonderful, romantic, and restful time. Then we stopped here at Stinson Beach on our back to the airport -- it was beautiful!
We just finished your DVD series "Parenting with Purpose" and it has changed our lives! My husband and I are implementing and learning new things every day! I’m truly enjoying my children for the first time in a really long time -- a lot of the pressure about being a "perfect parent" has been lifted because no such thing exists. I find comfort in knowing that all the answers I need to help me be a better parent are in God’s word! Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us!
L.L. - Wilmington, Ohio
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August 5Winner's Luncheon SpeakerLiving Word - Pastor Mac HammondBrooklyn Park, MNlwcc.org
August 14-15"Called Out" Conference SpeakerFort Mill, South CarolinaUltimate Life Churchjanetboynesministries.com
August 30Sunday morning serviceNew Creation Church - Pastor Rod SundholmHillsboro, Oregonnewcreationchurch.tv
September 2Wednesday night serviceAmazing Grace Fellowship - Pastor Lynn SchaalTwin Falls, Idahoagf.org
September 25-27Parenting Seminar / Sunday morning serviceA Place of Meeting - Pastor Nathaniel CraneHope, Arkansasapomhope.org
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