Sunday, April 17, 2011

Faith, Hope, and Love

And the greatest of these is Love.

I cannot express the joy I felt to see our friend Mike marry Jen yesterday in a beautiful outdoor wedding on a gorgeously sunny day.

The wedding and their testimony made me fill with joy and faith, that God knows us in the deepest of our hearts and has the best plans for us. You see, our friend Mike is the one who lost his wife Barbara to breast cancer two years ago. My friend Barbara. Mike was introduced to Jen about a year ago, after Jen's brother was playing board games at Mike's house one night and Mike told him that he was ready to start dating. The story is bigger than that. The story is a testament to God's words and His promises to us. This was the Bible verse on Mike & Jen's wedding invitation:

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ~Ephesians 3:20-21

I don't know Jen very well. But yesterday I found out she's a cancer survivor. When I found that out, it blew my mind. God's awesome love for us and His plans for us, despite tragedy and struggles, almost made me cry tears of joy.

Mike's three kids were part of the ceremony.

Mike and Jen pronounced husband and wife.

At the reception, we got to sit with our old home fellowship Bible study friends Steve and Jennifer

And AJ and Meera

The first dance

We got to have a home fellowship reunion! The guys.

The girls. Denice said that the last time we all got together was at Barbara's funeral. So glad this occasion is different!

A photo with the bride and groom.

Attending the wedding made me realize how much I've missed my Bible study friends from yesteryear, and that Todd and I should find a new group to fellowship with. I really miss it.  Congratulations to Mike and Jen, we're so happy for them!


  1. What a beautiful post! So very happy for the new couple!

  2. Beautiful words, beautiful photos.

  3. what a blessing, so happy for them, and know that it is a joy for you to see your friend happy after some difficult years.


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