Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Lord's Perfect Timing

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14)

Over the past couple years, Dee and I have both started our own companies. Over a year ago, I entered the fantasy sports business by creating with a close friend of mine and his colleague. Over the past few months, Dee has been feverishly putting the finishing touches on – in preparation for the launch of her first book: Angel Hearts for Jesus: The Fashion Show Birthday.

It’s been an extremely busy stretch for both of us, but the Lord has been working overtime in helping us out and opening doors – one after the other. Watching the master of His craft do His work is certainly a treat to behold – from the selection of an illustrator, to the selection of a publisher, the creation of the website, etc.

I can safely say that the Lord’s hand has guided us through every step of the process, even the delivery date of when we received the first shipment of books. We were expecting the first book to arrive on our wedding anniversary (July 1st), but for a variety of reasons, we were saddened to learn that the shipment was going to be delayed one or two weeks. As it turned out, the Lord had the perfect day in mind – the first book was going to arrive not only on the day Dee and I were going to be together with her parents, not only on the day my Mom was going to be in town from New Jersey, but it was also going to be the day of the 3rd anniversary of my Dad’s death (July 9th).

I just know my Dad was smiling down from heaven as we opened that first box together as a family. He always wanted one of his children to write a book, and I know he’d be extremely proud of his daughter-in-law for all of her efforts on this one.