Nine years ago, Reggie returned from a year-long mission trip in Cape Town, South Africa. The day after he returned, while on a picnic in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta…
I said, “Yes”.
I had no idea that after saying “yes” there would be a relocation to Franklin, TN, followed by a move to Richmond, CA.
Saying “yes” would include a devastating job loss, followed by the blessing of a new career.
Saying “yes” meant there would one day be a pregnancy, then a miscarriage, followed by a season of soul-crushing sadness while we waited for another.
Saying “yes” meant there would one day be a little boy, followed by 2 surprises – twin girls.
Saying “yes” meant there would be high points and hard times, victories and defeats, challenges, and celebrations.
Such a simple word – yet a word that paves the way for adventures, unknowns, promises, risks, successes, failures, joy and pain.
Starting July 1, for 100 days, we are saying another “Yes”.
One of the things we have learned on our journey is that we need prayer. Yes, we need others praying for us, but, we also need to pray for ourselves – for our marriage, for one another, for our children, our families and friends. There are times when we “make do” with cursory “Lord, thank you for…” prayers. But, in other times, life forces us to be more authentic, to seek God with sincerity and urgency. This is one of those times.
So, for the next 100 days, we will commit to praying together using Darlene Schacht’s new book, 100 Prayers for Your Marriage: Draw Close to Each Other and Closer to God. These are short prayers that I expect to serve as springboards into more detailed prayers and conversations pertinent to where we are during this time in our marriage.
Will you join us by praying for your own marriage?
100 days. 100 prayers.
Looking forward to the adventures that follow this “yes”,