Yesterday was my 44th birthday. It was an incredible reminder to me, in the immortal words of Michael W. Smith, that “Friends are friends forever, if the Lord’s the Lord of them”. I received so many birthday wishes, from California and Seattle, to Missouri and Tennessee! I truly felt loved. Today, April 9th, traditionally the saddest day of the year for me when I was growing up, I am reflecting on the friends and family that God has blessed me with. I’m blessed with children who love me, and more importantly, love Jesus! I am blessed with a wife who is my best friend and constantly is in my corner. I am blessed with friends, who although I do not see them often, are loving and encouraging me from afar off. And I’m blessed that Jesus, my Friend and Savior, has never given up on me.

Yesterday was a reminder, that I’m blessed. So, a sincere ‘thank-you’ to all of the above. I love you.




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