Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Cord of Three Strands.....

When Daryl and I met, he was working in the bus program at the Green Lawn church of Christ. As we dated through the remainder of the school year at Lubbock Christian we attended Green Lawn and worked in the bus program and puppet ministry. Several times over the next several months, Daryl mentioned becoming a youth minister.

Over the next 9 years of marriage, Daryl had gotten in the habit of going to church on Sunday morning only and usually missing class. Things began to get stressful around the house, as I would load up the kids to take them to church Sundays and Wednesdays and Daryl would stay home.

Pressure began to build so that I had to begin to read my Bible and work on my prayer list while he was at work. One Wednesday evening when he came in from work early he poked at me about my fear of ‘going to hell’ if I missed any Church services. I would often ponder, ‘where was the Christian I had married?’

One afternoon after putting in a long hard day at work, Daryl came in and asked, “What would you say if we went to Sunset School of Preaching and I became a preacher?” I’m sure I had a look of shock on my face as I said, “You do know you will have to go to church 3 times a week don’t you?”

In 1992 we attended Sunset School of Preaching. Daryl is currently preaching at the Jal Church of Christ. He has the heart of Andrew gentle, compassionate and very loving.

IPeter 3:1-2 “Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the Word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.”


nb said...

As I get ready for church, my husband has cussed seven times in the last nine minutes.

Interesting verse. I think my husband might be blind.

Monalea said...

nb, hang in there! I do understand. I will be praying for your husband.


Theresa said...

nb-what a great example...I too prayed for you today...I pray that you will be encouraged to keep being an example for your husband...monalea...I love your story...funny how God works... we are now in a place where the church gets togeter almost everyday...we are having to answer questions, about why we don't go to church activities everyday...and adjusting to going more than just Sundays and Wednesdays...

David Kirk said...

Worship to me is rest. Not being able to go is stressful. Happy anniversary!

Monalea said...


How wonderful to get together with the Church daily. Isn't it funny how God puts such wonderful blessings where we least expect it.


I like you thought. And thanks, we had a good anniversary. We'll celebrate at a later date.



Monalea .... love the motto for you life. I read it to the church last night in my sermon. You made a great illustration.

God took care of Daryl, but he needed you too. And Daryl is such a blessing to the church and the kingdom. He's a great example to me in patience, kindness and faithfulness.

Monalea said...

Trey, I have to confess, I stole the motto from a sign.

Daryl is under the church building today with a dead cat or bob cat, piping in water lines for a new ice maker.