the faithful ramblings a late bloomer. . .

the faithful musings of a four letter word user on a quest for authenticity.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Behind Every Good Woman, is An Even Better Man

Over the weekend, I felt as though God was telling me it's time to introduce you all to Jeff. Jeff the most capable and able person I've ever met and I'm the lucky girl that gets to call him boyfriend. We've done the on again, off again thing for the last year, but over that time, our friendship was growing all along and it would appear that a foundation for the future is being laid.

What has been resonating in my mind about Jeff over the last week or so is that he is the most capable person I know. Not only is he able to complete most any task known to man, but he has the tools needed to get the job. Need air in your tires, he’s got an air compressor. Need a roasting pan for your Thanksgiving turkey, he’s got it. A meat slicer for that 10 pound processed Ham for Easter? Check. How about a tiller for your garden, yep, he’s got that too. Within moments of mentioning you need something, he’s figured out the solution to the need and along with his desire to help, chances are, he also has the tools needed to get the job done.

I'm realizing now that part of the reason he’s in my life is that what intimidates me, doesn’t intimidate him. This whole blogging thing is a great case in point. Other than getting my blogspot account up and running, I was at a loss as to where to go next. After my friend, Gil, recommended I go ahead and set up my own twitter account in my own name, Jeff recognized the need to for me to have my own domain name and got to work on He figured out the independent server details and set up a word press page. While I’m not quite ready to start publishing this stuff there, it’s a huge help to know it’s there whenever the time is right to take the next step.

When God calls us out of our comfort zone to do something beyond our capabilities, he provides the tools we need and I believe Jeff is proof of that. His knowledge and encouragement are tools that I need to get the job done. He has the wherewithal to figure out the technical stuff that I don’t easily make sense of and he’s completely bought in to the project that I, at times, am still trying to wrap my head around.

It’s again proof that God won’t take me where his grace won’t provide for me. I don’t have to know how to do it all, He knows how to do it all, if I will just let go of the reigns!

Aside from the fact that he thinks Jesus is a pretty cool dude, the coolest part of what is going on in our relationship is that not only am I responding to a call to write, but he is too. While the projects we are working on are different, they’re similar enough for us to be able to collaborate on. We have a shared vision of what we’re doing and were we are going. It’s the first time I’ve had that in my life, and it’s really a remarkable feeling to be doing this with someone who is full on board.

How has God provided for you in instances when you weren’t equipped to handle the task he’d called you to do?


  1. Very happy for you, Lindsey. You summarize it best when you say, "He knows how to do it all, if I will just let go of the reigns!" Keep dreaming big and placing your trust in Him.

  2. Thank you, Gil! As I've said time and time again, you and Lee have given me hope for years now. Hope springs eternal! ;-)