Anniversary

Nine years ago today Ashley and I got married back in Texas.  One year ago today, we were out celebrating our anniversary.  Today, I am writing this at my kitchen table in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  If you had asked me nine years ago or even one year ago if I had this planned or even considered it and the answer would be no.  Yet here we are.  Our pastor at the church here in Cambodia said something a few weeks back that continues to stick with me.  He said (and I probably butchered the actual quote) “You are being equipped right now for a work that God will do later on.”

I look back and think about that now.  Ashley was teaching back in Texas, honing her classroom management techniques and discipline procedures.  Now, she is using those same tools to teach kids here.  I worked my way through the ranks at TD Ameritrade and honed my business and management skills.  Little did I know that God was prepping me for this new part of my life helping Alf Evans start and run Kam-Air Wakepark.

All of this to say, pay attention to what God is doing in your life right now.  What could you be doing at this point in time that God might end up using for a completely different purpose later on.

Oh yeah, Happy Anniversary babe!  Technically, I am writing this and it’s still November 19th back in Texas.  11:50pm on November 19th, but it’s close enough.  I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us over the next year.

John

3 thoughts on “Anniversary

  1. Happy Anniversary!!! It was such a joy to be at your wedding!! I am enjoying your posts, & hearing fun things from your Mom! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Fondly, Cora

    cora

    Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:25:10 +0000
    To: corapara@hotmail.com

  2. I hope your anniversary was wonderful. I am so excited for the fabulous adventure you are living. Sending love and best wishes.

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