Life Update… Some GOOD news

Hello old friends, I have emerged out of a haze of schoolwork to write to you again. It has been too long. I miss the simplicity of this blog and the days where I felt like I had time to ramble on the internet instead of feeling guilty when I tried to write something other than an assignment. Guilt or no guilt, I have made a short return to briefly tell y’all about something extraordinary which has happened in my life…

Some of y’all have been following me for so long, and it only seems fitting to share this news with people who almost feel like dear old friends: I am engaged to the most wonderful Christian man.

I almost did not believe I would date anyone until I met Taylor. As cliche as it is, people really are right when they say you meet the “one” when you least expect it; they just never told me it would also be in a way I never expected (but that is another story for another time πŸ˜‰ ).

Meeting Taylor was unexpected, but he quickly became one of my closest friends, and I consider him my best friend as well as my fiancΓ©. Words cannot adequately describe how excited I am for my future with someone I want to grow old alongside and someone I also want to grow up with.

I promised myself I would keep this post short, but maybe I will go into further details in the future. I just wanted to share with you, but if I were to give any advice right now, even though I am hardly even close to qualified, I would tell you not to settle. It is not worth it. Find someone who not only meets your standards but raises them. Please, find a faithful Christian first and foremost. It is worth the wait, my friend.

Much Love,

Grace

42 thoughts on “Life Update… Some GOOD news

  1. AHHHH when I saw this post in my inbox I have to say that I was hoping for news of this kind πŸ˜‰
    CONGRATS!!! I am so so so happy for you, and I’m literally squealing out loud as I type. I can’t wait to hear more!!!!

    (also, I will say that I have met and been getting to know a guy I very well think may be “the one”… though I was so blind to that at first. i wouldn’t even give him a second look. no matter how much he wanted me to; lol. how that has changed!! he definitely measures up to everything on my list of essential qualities. we’ll see, I guess! I’m hoping for a happily ever after… it doesn’t seem very far fetched at this moment πŸ˜‰ )

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    1. AHHH, THANK YOU!! ❀ ❀ ❀
      AND YAYAYAY!! I'm so excited for you!! I'll be praying for you and this guy and y 'all's growing relationship, what an exciting time ❀

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  2. Congrats, Grace! I pray God blesses you and your fiance. You’ve always been a real encouragement to me as a young Christian girl! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  3. Congratulations! Keep God at the center of your future marriage, obey the greatest commandment (love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself) and everything will fall into place.

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  4. Hey Grace, I was glad to see another of your posts in my reader this morning!! I couldn’t agree more on not worshipping God in ways He hates. But I do have a couple questions for you. When you mentioned “Church” in the first paragraph, which church (or denomination) were you referring to?
    I’m also curious as to why you believe the Bible tells us not to worship Him with musical instruments. I checked the Greek interlinear, and Ephesians 5:19 does not read “…but not with musical instruments”, and there are many verses in the Psalms where David refers to worship with instruments (Psalm 144:9, Psalm 150, etc.) Could you support this position with scripture?

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    1. Hey! I am referring to the one Church the Bible speaks of (Acts 2:46-47; Romans 16:16). In the Bible there is no denominations authorized, Jesus wanted us to all be one (Eph. 4; 1 Corinthians 1:10), there are no Baptists, Pentacostles, or non-denominational Christians in the Bible, just Christians, and there are just Christians today: people who follow the teachings of Christ and the pattern set in the New Testament for the Church.
      My point in my post was that the excuse, “the Bible doesn’t say not to,” is no excuse at all. God has always given His people a pattern, as seen in books like Leviticus and Numbers, we are to follow the pattern He gives us. Christ fulfilled the Old Law (Matthew 5:17-20) which is the one David was under when he praised God with music.
      We are under the Law of Christ (The New Testament) now, and Jesus has given Christians a pattern for worship, He has told us what He wants and by that we do not need to give Him what He did not ask for. Nadab and Abihu offered worship God hadn’t asked for and it costed them their lives. The Bible asks me as a Christian to praise in spirit in truth, making melody in my heart to the Lord, I am going to do just that, not adding or subtracting from the pattern in Scripture. If you look up most of the early church fathers’ opinions on instruments in worship you can see that nearly every one of them were opposed because they understood inference and explicit versus implicit commands, it is a fascinating study on how the presumption of man can lead us so far from God and the order He has given us.
      I hope this clears up some confusion, I am afraid this is all too much to explain in one comment but I pray this will make you want to venture farther into study on these topics. We are all here to find the Truth ❀

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      1. Thanks so much for the info, Grace! πŸ€— (Sorry about taking so long to respond!)
        You’ve given me a lot to think about and study on! And yes, may we seek and find the Truth! πŸ™

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