Wednesday, September 14, 2011

3 strand rope

Hi everyone,

Sorry for taking so long to write another post, our live is pretty busy.  Which actually leads me to the story which prompted this post.  Taylor and are very busy people.  Taylor works full time at an Ambulance company as an EMT he is also a reserve firefighter, and he is taking 10 units at the local college and is now hopefully starting to play worship at our church. I have 3 different families that I nanny for and I go to school 2 days a week and on my day off I clean my parents house.  We also are in a bible study once week, and try to see our families once a week.  Sounds hectic but we are both so happy and in love. Anyway the point of me saying all this is that Taylor has been signed up for a class that is crucial for his career as a Paramedic.  If he does not take and pass this class he will not be accepted into medic school in January and our whole 5 year plan would become a 6 year plan.  So Taylor and I both thought this class started next Monday, Sept 19th.  This Monday (sept 12) Taylor and I carpooled to work, which we do whenever we can, Taylor worked at 10 and I worked at 930 so it was perfect.  There is normally heavy traffic at that time so we left early but there was no traffic so we decided to treat our selves to Starbucks.  As we are at Starbucks one of Taylor's friends, (who is also in the class Taylor desperately needs) texted him and asked why he wasn't in class.  We both thought he was kidding until we realized he wasn't the class started this Monday not the next.  (This is where God is crucial in marriage) Instead of me yelling at Taylor for not paying attention to his schedule, or Taylor getting mad at me for not checking.  We both were calmed by God's promise to "work all things for good for those who love Him".  Because we have a 3 strand rope instead of a 2 strand rope neither of us got angry.  This would have been a perfect situation for complete full blown argument to take place.  This was not like Taylor leaving a wet towel on the floor, (which drives me nuts), this was a really serious matter.  If he got dropped from the class we would have to re evaluate everything because that would put us another 6 months with just my income which would stretch us to thin, and many more problems would result because of this.  But we both just knew that God had a plan for us "to give us a hope and a future" Jer 29:11.  And this is just one example of how amazing your marriage can be blessed if you put God first.  God tells us in Ecclesiastes 4:12 "one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves, a cord of three is not easily broken."


  1. I can't believe you didn't yell at him, that is great! Totally agree, nothing is possible without the third strand.

  2. Thank you for this great example of every day life, and how to live above ourselves in a way that is pleasing to our Heavenly Father and not our flesh. All these little things add up to a GREAT marriage that is enjoyable for both parties!


  3. Keep writing Erin!! You are a great example