I have been a little busy these last few weeks with two weddings that I helped to plan and direct. My hope was that the proceeds from these events would fund the printing process of self-publishing this book, but God had other plans which I will share soon.
Anyway, so as I was directing these weddings, I started to see a common theme, the name Daniel.
Father of the Bride: Daniel
Sound Tech (for BOTH weddings): Daniel
And if it wasn’t their first name, then some people even had it for their last name!
I was surrounded with Daniels all these last few weeks.
And I really think there were a few more, but I realized two things as I kept having to interact with all these Daniels.
Number One Lesson Learned: Daniel is a much more popular name than I realized when we chose the name for our son.
Number Two Lesson Learned: While I was surrounded with living Daniels, I was constantly reminded of my Daniel in heaven. Partially because I am have been amazed at God’s provision to fund my book project in ways I had not anticipated (again, more later). But because in the midst of getting all the “T’s” crossed and the “I’s” dotted for these weddings, I was going over I Have a Brother with a fine tooth comb and making sure I had done everything needed to be ready to send it off…
And obviously reading the story over and over again, reminds me of the days when it really happened…and I am so thankful to be on this side of the journey, but I am so thankful for the Lord’s goodness to me throughout this journey…He has been so good and I am so thankful!
So that is where we have been these last few weeks. I hope to blog a few times each week and share where we are on the self-publishing journey and also to share more about God’s goodness to us through life. God is good – even when we cannot see what He is doing.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24