A Hint of Things To Come

Guess what’s in the bag?! Here’s a clue — it’s a hint of things to come. It’s the bridal gown! Yay!!

After an unplanned delay the day Kelli and I went to T-town to pick up said gown, Don and I finally brought it home last week. And none to soon. Kelli’s bridal portrait session was yesterday — in yet another town. This MOB gets around, huh?! :)

I wish I could give you a real peek at the gown or at one of the pics I snapped yesterday, but we all know the bride’s appearance has to be kept a secret until the big day arrives. But I can tell you this — she’s going to be gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the results of the photo shoot! And I can’t wait to share pics after the wedding! And yes, I know I’ve used way too many exclamation points in this post :)

Getting the dress and having the photo shoot truly does hint at things to come. It’s all really going to happen! My baby is going to be getting married next month! Pretty exciting, isn’t it?

As exciting as the thought of our upcoming celebration is, there’s another event on the horizon that makes ours pale in comparison. We as the church, as the bride of Christ, should be making ourselves ready for His appearance. He has promised to come again — and it’s all really going to happen!

The Word of God gives us some signs to watch for when the time for Christ’s return is drawing near. Have you seen any lately? Have you noticed the hints of things to come? Even though we may have some rough waters to tread before He arrives, the end result is pretty exciting, isn’t it? Join me in a shout of praise! Offer some exclamation points with me!!! :)

“…’Nation will rise against nation…There will be great earthquakes and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven… they will lay hands on you and persecute you…

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.'” Luke 21: 10-12;25-28

*Don’s mom had to go back into the hospital this week with a U.T. infection (can be serious for someone in renal failure). Please pray for a quick recovery for her — and for me to keep my sanity during these busy weeks before the wedding! Not the best time for extra responsibility…


  1. I’m sure by now everyone in the free world has seen the wedding dance video on youtube; it always makes me smile, and I always think about what a celebration it’s going to be on the day I walk the aisle into the arms of Jesus. If you haven’t seen it, let me know, and I’ll send you the link.


  2. OK… just had to go over and watch it again… here’s the link… http://jkweddingdance.com/

  3. i’m so excited for you!! next month!!!! i hope you (and your daughter, of course!) enjoy the whole day to the fullest!!!

  4. Here’s to Christ’s return!!! Woo Hoo! And here’s to exclamation points!! :0) Cheryl, it is so much fun to watch you write your way through this journey. I’m sure there are many, many moments you aren’t able to describe, but the joy and excitement you convey are contagious! How fitting for you to take that joy and excitement and apply it to our Lord’s return. May God pour peace all over you! I just prayed for Don’s mom, too.

  5. I will surely pray for Don’s mother and thank you for a wonderful reminder of things to come. May the Lord bless your preparations for the wedding.


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