I’m guest blogging at Bonnie Leon’s blog today. Stop over and say hello!
Romance is my favorite topic. I love to read and write about romance. The bible is filled with love stories, and there is no better love story than Jesus’ love for us. No this isn’t an Easter post. J I bring up His love for us because He wants the best for us.
In A Valentine for Kayla, Kayla forgets to include the Lord in her decision making on pretty much every aspect of her life. Yes, she is a Christian and loves the Lord, but it doesn’t occur to her to ask His opinion, especially on matters of the heart.
When Kayla was a teen she was wounded by love and determined that no one would ever hurt her again. To make sure she didn’t repeat the past, she created a list of qualifications the ideal boyfriend/husband must have before she would consider dating him. This would have been fine except she forgot to consult the Lord about her list. In fact she became too reliant on this list and it became a stumbling block in her life.
Kayla’s intentions were good, but as often is the case when we leave the Lord out, we create a mess of things. Kayla had to learn this lesson the hard way. I don’t know about you, but I prefer to learn from others mistakes. However, too often I find myself running ahead of the Lord and have to stop and listen for His direction.
My encouragement to you today is, you are not alone. He is there to help you, if you will allow Him. He loves you more than you can imagine.
About A Valentine for Kayla
KAYLA RUSSELL DOESN’T LIKE VALENTINE’S DAY
What should be Kayla’s favorite holiday is just another reminder that she hasn’t met someone special. The beautiful florist—and hopeless romantic—has nearly given up on love, when the man of her dreams walks into her shop…to buy flowers for another woman!
Former music superstar Derek Wood poses as a local deliveryman while he cares for his ailing mother. Derek is drawn to Kayla’s genuine spirit and natural beauty, but he can’t hide his identity forever. The man Kayla’s falling for doesn’t really exist, but the feelings they share are real. Will Derek finally give Kayla a reason to love Valentine’s Day?
Kimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, teenage son, and their yellow lab. She writes heartwarming Christian romance for Heartsong Presents and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends.
You may contact Kimberly via her website at http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/
Here is this week’s Love Calendar Have a great week!
Here’s this week’s free printable Love Calendar ! Have a great week.
I don’t want to give my man scraps, but after a long day of caring for the kiddos, my brain is fuzzed out. It can be tough to give it that ol’ Susie Homemaker try. At six o’clock in the evening, the kids have caught a second wind of energy, and I’m simply trying to hot dog it till we put them to bed.
Like I said in last week’s post, I am not a Stepford wife.
But I am a wife on a mission: a mission to keep my marriage intact during these tenuous small children years. So while my husband won’t see me donned in a perfectly pressed A-line dress and heels at five o’clock in the evening, I want to be showered and dressed when the sun sets.
Okay, I’ll set my goals a little higher (just a little). Here are 3 chaos free ways to meet your man at the end of the day:
Number one: Take a shower and get dressed in normal clothes.
I have to mention this again because it really has to be done before the end of the day. Moms who work outside the home have it made in this department. Their employer requires they don’t show up at the office in their jammies or sweats. The rest of us wandering SAHMs have to remember to do this. There have been times when I haven’t gotten dressed until well into the afternoon (or evening!) On those days, I felt slightly off and disoriented. So do yourself (and your mailman) a favor and clean yourself up before Noon please. (Thanks!)
Number two: Shove all the toy clutter blocking the entrance in a closet.
Notice, I didn’t say put the toys in perfectly labeled Ikea bins. Just make sure the entryway is clear of all the kid junk. A clear entryway will be like rolling out the red carpet for him. (Not really, but close enough.) First impressions are everything. As for the rest of the house well…don’t worry about that.
Number three: Burn a scented candle (especially if you haven’t had time to make dinner).
I do this all the time. I have had a lot of dinner fails recently. Buy one of those lovely scented Glade candles from Walmart or Target and light it up, baby! The simulated scent of Pumpkin Pie or Vanilla or whatever will make him believe (albeit, briefly) that you actually baked something from scratch.
What about you? How do you prepare for your man’s arrival at the end of the day?