One customer in Aaron's store today was led to the Lord by one of his staff members! He came wanting a book on how to mend his broken marriage and one of Aaron's staff explained to him that before he could "fix his marriage," He needed to be saved from his own sin. With tears streaming down his face, he prayed in the store asking the Lord Jesus to save him! The next step of course would be helping him find a local church, which again, Aaron's staff was on top of it! With he economy being so poor right now, Aaron hasn't had as great of sales as he would've hoped for and today was really down in numbers for his budget. But, Aaron called me to tell me this great news and said "That makes a low-dollar day worth it all!" :)
Yesterday, Aaron was off of work and I always have Friday afternoons off, so we had a "Date Day" and did two really exciting things (three if you count Chick-Fil-A).
The first was that we voted early for the upcoming election. The lines were very long, but it was worth the wait. Now, Aaron can free up his staff from the store so that they can vote on November 4th. Plus, it's nice just to know that you've cast your ballot in case some emergency were to come up around election day which would prevent you from being able to vote (ie. you got sick and ended up in the hospital - Not likely but it could happen).
After voting, we went to see the new movie Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron. It was a wonderful movie. This was Aaron's second time seeing it, because he was able to see a pre-showing at a LifeWay manager's conference last month. He told me that it was the best movie he had ever seen and that I had to go see it with him again. I'm glad that I did because I would agree with Aaron. I am also very encouraged by Kirk Cameron's commitment to Jesus Christ. I had the privilege to hear him speak last year at one of his The Way of the Master events - He's the real deal. And, there is a kiss in the movie in which he is actually kissing his real-life wife, Chelsea. They did a silhouette scene so that you couldn't tell it wasn't the same girl. Kirk has an open commitment to only kiss his wife while filming- How awesome is that?! If you haven't seen Fireproof yet, I'd encourage you to do so - And do it before it's released on DVD. Show Hollywood and movie theaters that we want and will support clean, God-honoring movies!
Well, we're settling into a local church here which is awesome! We've been attending Sunday services and care groups. This week, I began a Beth Moore Study called "Stepping Up - A Journey through the Psalms of Ascents." This is a great chance for me to meet other ladies in the church body which I'm super excited about! LifeWay publishes all of Beth Moore's Bible studies, so it was also kinda cool that I was able to give Aaron a sale at his new store.
Other news is that I've gotten a cold this week, which is obviously not fun or convenient. But, we live in a fallen world - those things happen. I'm still doing better than I deserve, right?! I've been drinking lots of G2 (the low calorie Gatorade for those of you who didn't know what I was talking about), sucking lots of strawberry flavored cough drops, and consuming Zicam chewable tablets every 3 hours during the day. Zicam products claim that if you use at the first signs of a cold, they shorten the duration and control the symptoms of the common cold. I'm not sure if that's true or not, because it's one of those homeopathic medicines. I've read mixed reviews online about their products. I used it in the winter and it seemed to work or maybe I was just convincing myself that it worked. They taste awful, but it's worth a shot if my cold could potentially not last as long!
We were married on December 17, 2005 and are trying to honor the Savior with our lives. God laid embryo adoption on our hearts after first reading about it in 2006. In 2009, we began pursuing embryo adoption. We have adopted a total of 10 babies: 8 are now in Heaven with the Lord and 2, our boy/girl twins, Abel and Belle were born at 31 weeks on June 4, 2011!
Aaron is currently writing his first book titled, "God is NOT a God of Second Chances...and Other Good News from the Gospel" which will be available in 2014.