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imageThis post was written two years ago on our 23rd anniversary. Just thought I would repost for our 25th!

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Twenty Three years ago today I married my pastor and best friend.  Happy Anniversary, Alan!

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Four of my book:

Chapter 4:  Life in a Fishbowl

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”(2 Timothy 1:7)

Dating a minister was quite a fishbowl existence for this 22 yr old girl who continued to struggle with paralyzing shyness and social anxiety.  Only by God’s grace did I get through the public courtship, engagement, and marriage.  One Sunday during the time before our first date, my sister Sharyn and I decided to stay for a fellowship luncheon.  There “happened” to be an empty seat beside mine.  Alan sat down and began conversing with us.  At one point he turned to me and asked what I had been studying that week.  My mind was…

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