Last Fall, I stood in my closet and pulled some pants off the rack. Once again it was time to choose the clothes I would wear for speaking.The problem was, some of the pants I hadn’t worn since the last fall. So, reluctantly I tried on the first pair.
What had happened? They were a bit snug. So, I tried on the second pair.
What had happened? They too were a little snug—actually a lot snug! Either they shrunk or I increased!
I stepped on my talking scale to hear if my weight had increased. It announced the same weight I was the last Fall I wore these pants? Could my scale be off?
What would you say if I told you the following statements were facts?
Young married women are more responsible than single gals. Older women tend to be fussy if they never worked outside the home. Husky girls are more even tempered than skinny ones. And, a girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied and fresh lipstick applied during her work day.
Would you say I’m crazy? Would you say I’m out of touch or politically incorrect?!
Or would you say I’ve been influenced by an article written in July 1943 about women in the work place?!
In ministry you always need people to come along beside you, encourage you, link arms with you and help you get the word out about the message God has laid on your heart. I feel so blessed because God has given me 70 women (so far) who have doing just that. They are my Missing Pieces Launch Team! <insert happy dance>
Over the next few weeks they will be telling their friends, family, hairdresser, garbage man, cashiers, mail carrier, kids teacher…(oops, I’m getting carried away) about my latest Bible study Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense.
If you have read my blogs for a while you won’t be surprised! I do have a thing for dead authors! Novelist Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote here for more than ten years beginning in 1931.We stepped back in time as we meandered through the rooms and gardens that witnessed the most prolific period of this Nobel Prize winner’s writing career.
Well, as of today, my Dr. Phil and I have been married 26 years! Woohoo!
The first year was growing and good.
The next few were rocky and hard.
The following decade was steady and settling down.
The last ten years have been the best yet!
We have both grown; done our share of compromising and apologizing! We have become tougher and more tender; more affectionate and less selfish. And, we hopefully have decades more to perfect our union.
We just celebrated my parent’s 50th Anniversary and I want to be like them someday. When my Mom was handed the microphone at their reception, she looked at my Dad and said, “I want to thank God for the last 50 years with this beautiful and wonderful man.”
Well, I want to thank God for the past 26 years with this…quirky, funny, smart, goofy, loyal, resourceful, faithful, sweet, charming man! He really pursues God and still romances me.
Happy Anniversary, Honey! I love you!
Check out our wedding album from August 9, 1986…we had a lot more hair then! (Phil put this together last year to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.)
What are some fun ways you have celebrated you anniversary? Leave a comment here.
I’m sharing some Chocolate Recipes, and I would love to share yours with the world of Missing Pieces, and beyond.
Those of you who know me well, know there is nothing that melts my taste buds more than sinking my teeth into a piece of dark chocolate. In fact, you could dip just about anything in dark chocolate, and I would eat it – and I’m not kidding!
Just like chocolate sends my taste buds into overload, life sometimes send us into overload. As Forrest Gump would say, “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.”