4. Steve surprised me this past Thursday with an overnight getaway to New Orleans - so super sweet - I couldn't have asked for a better husband. It never ceases to amaze me that as much as I prayed for my future husband while growing up, there are so many things I never thought to pray for - and guess what?!? The Lord went above and beyond anyway...what a blessing. We enjoyed having no set schedule, a night away, and of course CAFE DU MONDE! It was also a different type of appreciation, as we realized this was probably the last time we'd be off somewhere together, just the 2 of us, for quite a while!!
5. I also just want to leave you with what the Lord has been reminding me of lately - from John 15:16 - we do not choose Him - for He chose us AND appointed us to go and bear fruit - and get this - not just fruit but fruit He promises will LAST. What a humbling, refreshing reminder to dwell on! It's not about me - it's about Him - I would be nothing unless He CHOSE to CHOOSE me...The Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, the Creator, the Savior, the Rock on which I stand - chose me - He chose us!! Then, He doesn't stop there, He appoints us to go and bear His fruit. He guarantees that this fruit will last - it's not for us to worry about! All we have to do is go forth...PRAISE HIM!!