where i’ve been…


sorry the blog has been so quiet lately.  my life seems to have chaged quite drastically over the past few weeks.  and the changes have been good and very exciting and faith building and tiring all at the same time.

about a month ago, God answered a very specific prayer of mine… a prayer that I have prayed for years.  I’ve prayed that I would meet a man who might one day become my husband… a man who loves God and cherishes that relationship above all else, a man who will love and care for me with patience and tenderness, a man who will lead and guide me humbly as he follows Christ.  Well on August 28th, God answered that prayer.  Now, I have NO clue at all where this will end… but we are both praying for and pursuing the possiblity of marriage.  God knows the end… we are currently in the process of taking the steps He’s called us to for now and trusting Him to make clear the end result of this path. 

In so many ways, Ted is far beyond what I’ve asked for in a man.  I am one very lucky girl to have his affection and care.  And yet somehow, he feels the same way about me… that he’s the lucky one.  Yet like I said, God knows the end result… but either way… even if for some unforseen reason, God takes Ted just as quickly as He brought him into my life, (oh I sure do hope and pray that’s not the case),  I have grown in my faith and trust in God through this process. 

Well, that, i’m sure as you can imagine, has taken a good bit of time lately.  We’ve spent a LOT of time together just getting to know each other… asking questions, laughing, talking, praying, etc.  I’ve enjoyed every moment.  Which has resulted in a lack of discipline when it comes to posting on the blog regularly.  I apologize for that. 

Another thing that has come up is my health.  The last 2 months or so have been some of the best physically I can remember.  I’ve started working out with a personal trainer to increase my strength and to help my body be able to fight illness better.  We’re monitoring what I’m eating and so far have lost 17 lbs!  I’m grateful to God for the ability to be able to do this.

Also, something else that has been on my heart lately is writing…  which is kind of funny considering that I’ve written significantly less in the past few weeks.  Well, an opportunity has come up for me to possibly do some devotional writings for a website online.  I’m very excited about the opportunity and am humbled to think that God might use me in this way.  I should know something within the next week or so… 

i seem to be in a season which is new for me… my cup overflows.  Now, I know God’s goodness and mercy always are with me and that no matter the circumstances, that spiritually my cup always overflows.  But right now, physically and practically, I seem to be in a season where things are better than I could have imagined. 

I would appreciate prayer that God would help me realize that even now, even when things are “good” that I am just as helpless and needy for grace as I am on a day when I can barely get out of bed without pain.  I will try to be more consistent with my blog posts as well …  :)


7 responses »

  1. Emily this is awesome :) Please keep us informed with all of this “newness” in your life and also let us know about the writing opportunity so we can follow you there. Will continue to pray as always –

    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

  2. Wow Emily! This is wonderful news. Thank you for sharing it with us! I’m so excited for you and will be praying for you. I miss you. I thought about you last weekend and how last fall we went garage sale-ing together and guess what? That big garage sale that we found in the Johnsons’ old neighborhood was last weekend. How funny is that! I am so grateful that you are doing well. Enjoy this season. Journal about it as often as possible. Danny found my old journal from when we were courting and he loved it! But I only had about 10 entries! I wish I had done more :) See you soon! Nikki :)

  3. Nikki, i understand the “10 entries”… in the last 6 weeks, i’ve written about 2! yikes!! I need to start doing more with that… and pronto!

    oh, i was thinking about garage-saleing a few weeks ago and was going to see if you wanted to go, but I ended up not going :( we should do that again sometime though… did you find any good deals?

  4. Emily! First off, I’m so very happy for you and Tim and praying all will go well and honor God, whatever the outcome. Secondly, I’m so happy you’re feeling well!! I praise God for that too. I’m proud of you for exercising self control and exercising and losing weight! That will help you with your health in the long-run. The Celiac’s Disease or gluten intolerance…whatever it is in my case…has really been a vehicle through which God is teaching me self-control. Keep us posted – I love hearing about your life and how you see God working.

    Sarah Bosse

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