Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I went to a Ladies Praise Night Monday night at a church here in town.  Mark Hall, lead singer of Casting Crowns was singing.  He is the son of the Music Minister at that church.  It was a good time.

During the concert and afterwards I was thinking about how events like that might encourage people spiritually.  For some ladies, they are single, single parents, the spiritual leader for their family, or the only spiritually person in the family.  We all come from different walks of life, non better than others, just different.

I was raised in a Christian home, my mom was the spiritual leader for as long as I can remember.  My parents divorced when I was 14 and that was Very difficult to go through for many years.  With time, maturing, but most of all God, I grew and learned so much about relationships.  I was blessed to grow up in the home I did, and SO very thankful.  I would say I lived a pretty sheltered life.  I think in some ways that is good and some ways not so much.  Being around things (what we would think of as bad things) helps you learn to have more compassion for folks.  I've learned to have lots of compassion, but always growing in this area.

My point here is that in thinking about those things last night, the Lord revealed to me so clearly, that I am truly blessed beyond words with the man He has placed in my life as my husband, pastor, preacher, father of my children, and spiritual leader.  I see in others how hard, difficult, and lonely it can be to long for a husband who desires spiritual things. Of course, as everyone, we have difficult times, but I'm so thankful that Craig truly seeks to walk closer with Jesus every single day.  What a blessing, may I never take it for granted!

Excited to spend the evening in fellowship with other ladies!

1 comment:

Angie Vik said...

That's such a nice picture of you. I agree - having a believing spouse is a precious thing. My husband and I don't agree on everything, but in that one area we are in complete agreement. I'm glad you have that gift as well.