Kelly and I were married on July 24, 2004. We enjoyed a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. We came home to 313 Elm Street in Salisbury. Kelly worked as a bank teller in China Grove and I worked in a music store in Salisbury.
Friday, 8/13/04... Yes, Friday the 13th. (God is not superstitious, just saying.) Kelly and I were getting ready for work and I was starting the day with prayer and Bible study. In prayer, I heard the phrase: "Many are the plans of a man's heart..." I instantly knew it was from the Word, but I wasn't sure about the location. I found it!
Proverbs 19:21 - "Many are the plans of a man's heart, but the Lord's purpose prevails."
I showed the verse to Kelly and at work, I showed it to my friend Wayne. Little did we know that we would lose our jobs that day! At 1pm, our store was closed permanently.
Great, now I get to tell my new wife that I'm unemployed!
Kelly came home at 5:30pm. "Hey babe, remember the verse of Scripture from this morning? Guess God's plan means I'm not working at The Music Center anymore." Kelly's response: "Great! Now you can teach lessons instead!"
I opened the Psalmist Workshop a few weeks later on my 24th birthday. It has been so rewarding to work with so many incredible students and families.
Yes, Lord, may Your purposes ever prevail in our lives! - David
Our first home on Elm Street and site of many private and group lessons from 2004-2018.