Saturday August 1, 2020 – Happy 70th Birthday Donna!

Happy 70th Birthday Donna!  August & September have such special events to remember and rejoice in.  God has given us such priceless treasures!!

Proverbs  5:18, 19  18 Let your fountain [of human life] be blessed [with the rewards of fidelity], and rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant doe [tender, gentle, attractive]—let her bosom satisfy you at all times, and always be transported with delight in her love.  (Amplified Bible)

I am the richest man in the world because the Lord gave Donna to me – and me to her!  How do I begin to describe the delight and wonder of getting to spend my life with this wonderful woman – truly a daughter of the King.  Her smile – her voice – her touch – her laughter – her kindness – her love for the Lord – her passion – her tenderness – her love for me.  Oh my!!!!

I get to treasure her – I get to be with her – I get to hold her – I get to bless her – I get to rejoice in her – I get to thank God for her – I get to help her accomplish her dreams – I get to spend my life loving her and thanking God for her.  She is God’s gift to me that He uses to enable me to love Him more.  The more I love her, the more I love Him.

She passionately loves the Lord.  Her tender heart is so apparent as she prays and is touched by others and God’s Spirit.  I find myself frequently asking God to make me more like her.  She truly delights in Him.

Today is her 70th birthday.  Later this month on August 25, we remember the amazing gift from our Lord – how 51 years ago at a Christian camp in Georgia, we met and were engaged 2 hours & 15 minutes later – we really were!!  Then next month, on September 26, we celebrate our 50th wedding Anniversary!!!  I love to rejoice and celebrate the blessing I have in this delightful woman – my wife of almost 50 years.


About Don Schmidt

Beginning in the fall of 2009, Don was VP of Operations & Director of Student Life for 2 years at Williamson Christian College in Franklin, TN - a wonderful, accredited 4 year college for adult learners. That is where he started writing the devotionals. The passion of his heart is to love God and to help others learn to love God more and more. He grew up in St. Joseph, MI - Class of '66. Graduated from Michigan State in '70 and Wheaton Grad School in '78. Thunderous conversion October 11, 1968. He and Donna were engaged 2 hrs & 15 minutes after they met August 25, 1969 at a Christian camp in Georgia. They married in '70 and have 4 wonderful sons. Most of his adult career has been in business in NE Ohio. They lived for 20 years in Peninsula, OH. They attended St. Luke's Ministries (Anglican) in Copley, OH for many years. Six years ago they were reassigned by the Lord to attend River of Life Community Church in Hudson, OH. St. Luke's prayerfully sent them off on this new adventure with much love.
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2 Responses to Saturday August 1, 2020 – Happy 70th Birthday Donna!

  1. Byron Spradlin says:

    Happy Birthday Donna, from Byron

    I can’t believe you are getting so “mature.” 🙂 So thankful for you.

    Praying for both of you almost every day !!

    Acts 20:32

    Byron Byron Spradlin President & CEO A.C.T. Intl & Canada 615-300-3143


  2. Robyn says:

    The Happiest of Birthdays to you sweet Donna. Sorry a little late on the message. Love and hugs.

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