For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.–Romans 8:38-39

20 Years and Counting…Come Rain or Come Shine


I’m not sure when we first heard this song, but it’s been “our song” for as long as I can remember. Many artists have their own rendition of this classic tune, but Dinah Washington brings it in this one! My favorite verse is the last one, when Dinah belts out:

“Days may be cloudy or sunny.
We’re in or we’re out of the money.
But I’m with you always.
I’m with you come rain or come shine.”

Boy, do we know about those days! But through the cloudy, down-to-our-last-dime days, the Lord’s faithfulness has shone through and I am grateful and still in love with my best friend! It’s been 23 years since Thabiti followed me around campus at NC State University freshman orientation weekend, asking for a date and for my number. It’s been 20 years of marriage to the love of my life, my best friend. I’m so grateful to the Lord for saving us, for uniting us, and for calling our family to gospel ministry. I love you Babe! Happy Anniversary!

Author: Kristie

Kristie is a pastor's wife, mom, Bible teacher, and author of His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God, which will be released in September. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Women's Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust, helping to equip women Bible teachers. She joyfully supports her husband of almost 28 years, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC. They have 3 children. She has written contributions to the ESV Women's Devotional Bible; Word-Filled Women's Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church; Women on Life: A Call to Love the Unborn, Unloved and Neglected; and Hospitality Matters: Reviving an Ancient Practice for Modern Missions. Her work can also be found at The Front Porch, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Christianity Today, and Revive Our Hearts. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@kanyabwile).

4 thoughts on “20 Years and Counting…Come Rain or Come Shine

  1. Pingback: My Beloved Is Mine, and I Am Hers – Pure Church by Thabiti Anyabwile

  2. Happy Anniversary! Here’s to the next 20 years 🙂 Can’t wait to meet you one day, Kristie. Maybe in Orlando?

  3. Sori I misd this ystrday but my motto is bettr late than nevr:-)
    Congrats!!! Praying u guys will have many more Blesd years together!! Much luv to u both:-)

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