Friday, December 20, 2013

Blessed Beyond Measure

I am a man blessed beyond measure. God is with me all the time and has promised one day soon, when my time is fulfilled to take me safely to my heavenly home. Completely forgiven and loved perfectly through all eternity.
Yet, that is not what I was thinking about when I was considering my blessings. I am unbelievably blessed with my amazing wife, Jackie and her love that envelopes me every day; with sons that I am so proud of and that share their love with me daily. I am blessed with family that extends well beyond our house with parents, siblings and extended family that share our joy. I am blessed with a church family that loves with a god-like love and that graciously share in life’s triumphs and tragedies, and is there with loving arms and encouraging words.
I am blessed to be a part of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank God for you all and for your prayers and help. The blessings continue as my cancer indicators have continued to drop since radiation ended.
Thank you all for your love and patience, Merry Christmas and much love,

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Season of Joy

Christmas Holidays can be hectic and stressful if I allow. That is in direct conflict with the announcement at Jesus’ birth. “And the angel said …I bring you good tidings of great joy...” Sometimes I have to stop and have a talk with myself and remember Joy is a birthright that Jesus brought me from heaven! To continue without joy is unacceptable; I remind myself that anything less is to treat the blessings of God disgracefully.
Lord help me to trust in your grace and enjoy the joy I am promised.