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Monday, May 12, 2008

My Girl


I had given up on finding my special someone and had determined to focus solely on my career and relationship with God for the next year or two. But it seems God has different plans for me. I have entered into a relationship with Kelley, a childhood friend and steady Christian.
At first I did not intend to post this here because the focus of this blog is my writing. But I realized that that was foolishness because I want my readers to hear about this blessing; Kelley and I are working toward marriage and striving to keep our relationship pure until that day. Today there are few young women who have a blend of physical beauty, godliness, and commitment. I can say with 100% confidence that Kelley is one such girl.
I want to take this opportunity to encourage my peers, girls and guys alike. Don't dispair of finding a special someone to share your life with. And don't let past mistakes stop you from entering a pure relationship. I've made my share of mistakes . . . but God has seen fit to let me learn from those mistakes, instead of letting me fall away because of them. He can do it for you, too.
Please pray for both of us as we move forward with this relationship.

15 comments:

Shayna Denham said...

This is such exciting news!!!

Anonymous said...

No comment!
Jennifer
Mom of said young lady!





Actually, I have no comment because God is good--beyond what we could ever think or imagine. We are filled with thanksgiving and look forward to watching this precious gift unfold.

Anonymous said...

How sweet! :-) Thank you, I will try to "live up to that." :)
God is SO good, and His timing, although completely unpredictable, is always right. :-)
Kelley

Scott Appleton said...

Thanks Shayna!

Scott Appleton said...

If you are filled with thanksgiving, Jennifer... just imagine how much I am feeling! (:

Scott Appleton said...

You already have 'lived up to that' Kelley. And I know you will continue to do so. (: You're right...God's timing is unpredictable but always right.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Scott. As to being filled with thanksgiving, what about me??? :-)
Kelley

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! :-) Neil and I are so excited for you both! Scott, you made me cry at work when I read your entry "My Girl", I was so happy for you two and full of pride at the young man my older brother has become and how quickly time is flying by!!! I love you!

Laura

Scott Appleton said...

True, Kelley, very true! But now I'm yours... (;

Scott Appleton said...

I love you too, Laura! And it's great to have you on my blog. I know this entry did not surprise you, but I am very happy. Time really is flying by, isn't it?

Alyssa said...

Wow! Kelley emailed me and told me congratulations! I will be praying for both of you!!!

Monique said...

Yay! Go team! I'm overjoyed for you both. I'm praying for you!

Monique

Scott Appleton said...

Thanks Alyssa! It is amazing what an overwhelming (and I mean a powerful) positive response we are getting to our announcment. People seem to be coming out of the woodwork and telling me that this just feels right to them...

Scott Appleton said...

Thank you, too, Monique! It feels strange but wonderful. Please keep us in your prayers.

Pais Charos said...

Congratulations :)

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"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.