A Dream Fulfilled is a Tree of Life

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Have I mentioned how much I love this man of mine?! I could go on and on for days about his steady heart, his faithfulness to walk out his calling, his heart to give…I could talk endlessly about the way he loves me and cherishes me as his wife. He makes me feel like the most beautiful woman alive. He’s constantly urging me to push on and is always fighting right there in the trenches with me to raise up our reedlings with a love and fire for Jesus, and to reach and serve the broken.

God knew exactly what he was doing on that night some 18 years ago when he brought me to a youth revival where this studly young man got up to share his testimony. I could see the fire and passion in his eyes for the same savior that my hurt burned for. About 4 years after that- we married.

His passion has never wavered. I mean it wholeheartedly- our dream has been since the beginning of our marriage, that one day he would be able to move into his calling as a full time pastor. This October we will celebrate 15 years of marriage and our prayer has been constant. “God, pave the way to free us up so that we can fulfill the calling of full time ministry.”

I won’t bore you with the details of┬áthe weight and responsibility of that calling in itself- but having a family of 10 persons and a full time job as well…it has been stretching to say the least. Especially when we’ve known all along what God has called us to do.

About nine months ago we took a leap of faith and I started a business. I began selling Lularoe clothing. My prayer was simple. That God would cause that business to explode to the point that I could replace Danny’s income while our church simultaneously grew to the point of supporting our family. Not only has God answered that prayer in both areas above and beyond our wildest expectations, God has also provided immensely in another way.

When the doors opened for us to make this leap- they opened wider than our greatest imagination. While we have prayed for the honor of working in full time ministry for all of these years- we’ve also prayed that we can live debt free. When our other home sold- that prayer was miraculously answered.

We are simply blown away by the goodness of God and the ways he makes a stream in the desert. Only God!!

 

It is with great honor and humility that I introduce you to my wonderful husband, Danny Reed- full time pastor of Cornerstone Church.

 

I couldn’t be more thrilled or expectant about the things ahead.

 

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12