Monday, June 08, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesday and Her Thoughts

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Titus 2 says: Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Today my Titus 2 Tuesday woman is Daphne Delay. I had the opportunity to get to know her better this weekend as we both worked as servants on a Walk to Emmaus. Where do I start with this woman? Her testimony is an amazing one. She was saved in her early twenties and has spent her life since then spreading the Word of God through her own ministry, Mirror Ministries. She and her husband, Todd, have 3 sons and pastor Family Harvest church in Seminole, Texas.

I could list off all of these facts and accolades about Daphne, but they really do not capture her essence. In her humility, I know she would give all the glory to God for her personality and the way she has about her because that is who she is.
She is soft-spoken, yet not shy. She is a hugger, a smiler, and just makes you want to be a better person. And most of all, she radiates the love of Christ to all those around her. And she is R-E-A-L, real! Even though she is a published author, a pastor, and could easily be put on a pedestal, she would have none of that. She is here to be Christ's hands and feet to His people and she has been just that for me in so many ways.

I am getting all choked up just thinking about her and her sweet, soft voice. She is a prayer warrior and when she lays her hands on you and opens her mouth, the Word of God flows abundantly and easily.

Oh, and isn't she beautiful? Uh-huh, I told you!

I've also included an excerpt from a book of hers that I'm reading presently.

I have been blessed to get to know Daphne Delay a little bit better this weekend. I first heard of Daphne through my sweet sister-in-law, Dawn. Dawn and Ronnie lived in Seminole for a few years where Daphne and her husband Todd are pastors at Family Harvest Church. Dawn would talk about Daphne all of the time and what a woman after Jesus's own heart she was. And she is. Oh my goodness. Daphne was on the clergy team this weekend during the walk to Emmaus, and I was blessed to get to know her better. She is the kind of woman you want to be around all of the time. She has a quiet nature about her, but isn't shy in the least. She is humble but proud of her relationship as a daughter of the King.

She has published a few books, one of which Dawn gave me for Christmas this year. It is called I Will Ascribe Righteousness to My Maker: A truth from the Book of Job. I started it today in my quiet time and I just had to share something with you. She starts the Preface with this story.

There was a man who went to a barbershop to get a haircut. while he was there, the man and the barber began making small talk about everything from politics to religion. On the subject of religion, the barber commented that he did not believe there was a God. "How can there be?" he said. "If there is a God, then why is there so much pain and suffering in our world? What kind of God would allow His people to hurt?" The man didn't know how to answer the barber. In his heart, he knew that God was very real but he too had wondered about the pain and suffering in the world and what its purpose was. Observing the barber's demeanor, the man decided it would be fruitless to argue with him, so he said nothing. After paying for his haircut, he stepped outside to go to his car. As he began to cross the street he noticed a dirty, unshaven man pushing a shopping cart filled with what seemed to be his life's belongings. The man then turned around and stepped back into the barbershop. He looked at the barber and said, "You know, I don't believe there is such a thing as a barber." The barber was quite puzzled by the man's comment and said, "of course there is, I'm one." The man then pointed out the window at the dirty, unshaven man and said, "How can there be? Just look at that man." The barber laughed sarcastically and said, "That's simple. He just doesn't come to me." The man looked the barber in the eye and said, "I think that's God's problem too."

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  1. I think I'm going to have to go get one of Daphne's books! Dawn honored her awhile back as well. What an awesome story-so glad that you shared it!! (and Daphne with us!)

  2. Hey girl I can't wait to hear all you have to talk about from the walk. Last week Daphne was my "Titus 2" girl, too.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful book and author!
    sandy toe


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