As a young boy I remember my mom often in her room, reading her Bible and praying for us. Because of that picture in my mind, I associated the Bible and prayer together.
When I met Patricia, we shared this common thread in our lives: that God had led us by specific words from scripture. Particular verses at specific times had given us clear direction. They had become sources of hope and promise for us. For example, Psalm 145 had been God’s solace to Patricia when she was praying about leaving her home and family in California and moving to Mobile, Alabama. John 15:16 had been God’s word to me about coming to Mobile. I wanted to associate with men who produced fruit that remains.
Neither of us realized that it would be in Mobile that we would meet, marry, and raise our family. (more…)