Answered Prayer — How Sweet!

Anyone hear a loud whoop of excitement around 4:30 yesterday afternoon? I confess — it was me :) Our daughter Kelli had called with the news that she had just gotten a job.

Now don’t misunderstand, Kelli has been working since her high school years and supporting herself since her college graduation two years ago, but this was “the job” — you know, the one you finally land in the field you’ve trained for. I started praying for this job for her about three years ago while she was still a senior in college so, yes, I was excited when the answer came. Just ask anyone who’s talked to me or gotten an email from me in the past 24 hours :) What a thrill when those long-term prayers are answered, huh?

Believe it or not, I’m seeing another long-term prayer answered this week, too. Tomorrow I’m headed to my first writers conference ever, the North Texas Christian Writers Conference in the Dallas area. To add to the excitement, I’m going with one of my best friends, Jeneal, who also happens to be a writer. How fun is that?! Thelma and Louise we ain’t, but we’ll still be a couple of crazy writer chicks on the loose :)

Seriously, going to this conference together represents an answer to a prayer I first prayed back in the summer of 1999. I asked God to allow Jeneal and me to go to the Glorieta Christian Writers Conference together at some point in the future. And no, this isn’t Glorieta (one of the biggest and best), but it’s still a great conference. Besides, both of us know we’re not quite ready for the big one yet.

Proverbs 13:19 says “A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul…”. I can certainly attest to that today! How about you? Have you had any long-term prayers answered? If so, I’d love to hear about them and rejoice with you. If not, don’t give up. The answers will come. Our God is faithful!

*Update – 68 have signed up for the newsletter and giveaway as of this evening. Thanks to all who have signed up! I appreciate you so much. Please keep spreading the word — I need hundreds more for my list!

*Flickr photo by The Welsh Poppy


  1. I was glad to see I made the blog! It is such a relief to have found a job! I got really down about the whole situation for a long time but knew something would turn up eventually. I just had to trust that the Lord has a plan and something good will happen. Thanks to everyone who prayed for me and encouraged me!!

  2. Hey there, my sweet Kelli. I am so happy for you! And I’m so proud of you for not giving up but continuing to trust God. He never fails us, even during the delays. Now you will be able to encourage someone like yourself on down the road!

  3. What wonderful news about the job.

  4. Hi Cheryl. I’m so glad Kelli found a job in her field! That’s great news.

    Have a great time at your conference and be careful! I’ll look forward to hearing all about it.

  5. I love your encouragement between Mom’s and daughters!

    May the Lord bless your endeavors!

    Have a great time at the conference!

  6. This is great to see prayer in action. We all need encouragement like this.

    Glad I stopped by today!

  7. Hi, I popped over here from Nanacy’s blog. What a beautiful photo to give a picture to
    your good news. I am fascinated to read about creating a “platform”. It is a goal to write a book one day. Blessings. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

  8. Tabby, Sonya, & Beverly, thanks for visting my blog! It’s so wonderful to meet each one of you. Hope you’ll come again!

  9. p.s. to Annette & Lisa — thanks so much for rejoicing with me over Kelli’s new job!

  10. Halelujah!


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