Friday, July 25, 2008

glimpses from my journal: feb 3-7, 2008 Feb. 3, 2008 "Since Lawrance came back from the conference, we've gone out twice. On Friday, we went to eat hotpot and then to look at sunflowers, pink flowers, and his mom's work place. It was so much fun!! " . . . "He is so kind and patient. He is also very tenderhearted. And . . . he protects me--making sure he walks on the outside . . . ahhh a man! :) It's great!" ~*~*~*~ Feb. 7, 2008 Our other date was the very next day. We went to Corrina's house. I made spaghetti and we played games with Corrina's girls while Corrina and Kevin went out on a date. I was tired actually, but we still had fun. "Father, please guide him and direct him and allow me to follow his lead. . . . I want to please you and bring you glory. I want to honor you and him. "Please give us both discernment and wisdom. Help him to be a man and me a woman. Give us self-control and patience. Help us to do things right in the matters of the heart. Teach us how to serve each other, support each other, and love each other too. Teach us hot to be self-sacrificing and delight in pleasing the other. "I thank you so much for giving him to me. You are such a good, kind, God. You've given me more than I could ever have asked for or imagined! . . . Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Praise your holy name!" ~*~*~*~*~ Note from Amanda: During this time I read the books Doing Things Right in the Matters of the Heart by John Ensor and Let Me be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot (essentially a long letter Elliot writes to her newly engaged daughter). And, he read Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship by Joshua Harris in Chinese (I reread it also, but in English). These three books were so helpful to helping us lay a good foundation for the beginning of our relationship. I highly recommend Boy Meets Girl and Let Me Be a Woman to others who are in the beginning stages a love relationship. Doing Things Right in the Matters of the Heart is also highly recommend, but it is a book that can and should be read by singles everywhere.

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