We have weathered almost 50 years of wedded bliss and limps. My marriage with John has never been a 50/50 preposition. Sometimes it is 70/30. Other times, 20/80. God's hand upon us has remained firm. Whether on our shoulder or over our mouth. After a twenty year struggle with infertility, our son, Peter, was (and is) an answer to prayer. He continues to enriched our lives more than we could have imagined. We all live in Minnesota. John and I in North Branch. Peter in Plymouth.
Even as a little girl, I had a deep love and devotion for God. Discovering the richness of His Word at age thirty was a game changer. What a joy to know the depth of God's love and truth. I am a strong-willed child. So, when I pray, "Speak, Lord, your servant is listening" (1 Samuel 3:10 NIV), I am listening. I have learned not to just listen TO His voice, but to listen FOR it. God's love never changes, but mine will never be the same. I want you to know that joy, too. Through my book, Listen For His Voice, I invite you experience that joy and know the truth of God's love for you. Come journey with me.
Protection is wise. Over protectiveness is foolish. As a gardener and a parent, I know this. However, that wisdom is not appreciated when my Heavenly Father allows adversity to cloud my horizon. My childhood was far from ideal. But I God never abandoned me. Twenty years of infertility was hell, but my faith became stronger. I have stumbled over verses of Scripture, weeds in my landscape and storms at sea. Yet, through it all, God has revealed His heart. While we never welcome the stumbling stones along life's pathways, it is the rocks that give the stream its song. In my book, Listen For His Voice, you will experience wisdom that only comes through adversity. The hiccups in my marriage, equipped me to listen and comfort those navigating stormier seas.