Defining Moments: Asking my wife out and rejection!

I asked my wife Cayla to be my girlfriend about 10 years ago. She didn’t say yes, at least not immediately. God used the situation to heal rejection in my life.

After talking with her mother and getting the go ahead, I went for a walk with Cayla and her best friend. During the walk I asked her out. She didn’t give me an answer, although she thought she had. Our communication has progressed a lot since then!

The next 24 hours were a bit rough for me, but God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God. Continue reading “Defining Moments: Asking my wife out and rejection!”

Defining Moments: Holy Spirit Do You Love Me?

When I was 18 years old I spent a year in a discipleship program. We had worship time every morning during the week Tuesday through Friday.  One morning during this time one of the pastors told us that if we asked the Holy Spirit if He loved us, He would always answer us.  The pastor encouraged all of us to close our eyes and ask the Holy Spirit if He loved us.  I think everyone said it out loud.  We then waited.  There was worship music playing in the background and about 35 students and staff present.

One by one many of the others in the room began to have emotional responses.  Some were filled with joy and others began to cry.  I stood there.  I felt all alone in the middle of the room that seated around 200 people.  My thoughts were a mess and it felt like an argument in my head. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was hoping to hear God.

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