Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The gift of age

Today is my birthday, and every year at this time I take a little time to reflect on the past year, what I have done, where I have gone, etc, and I set some goals for the upcoming year. It is often a day of reflection.

Today, as I look back on the past year I see many blessings that have come my way. I have been blessed with another daughter (who is in a kick of getting up at 5:30 nowadays, so much fun). I have been blessed to see a number of people realize their gifts and put their faith into action. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and family who help me to see the face of God every day in their love and forgiveness. It has also been a year where the church has become more active and people more willing to step forward and take leadership roles. Overall, it has been a truly wonderful year.

And the next year is quite bright as well. I will be returning to MT for a class reunion in August, we will be going to MN for a conference this summer I am looking forward to, and there are many new ministries, esp youth ministries, that will be coming that are very exciting.

All the years we are given here on earth are true blessings. They go by fast and we all need to sit back and enjoy this gift of life we have. My prayer for you today is that you would celebrate this gift of life and enjoy all that you have been given.

1 comment:

Betty Dygart said...


I knew I should have written it down last year. You can bet it will not sneak up on me next year.

I have just finished mowing off the yard. Took me almost three hours, but I didn't want the neighbors to turn me in to the Town Board while I am gone these next five days to go to Nathan's graduation from FSU Law School.

Someone at work asked me if I wasn't afraid of flying, with the flu out there, just waiting to infect me on the enclosed airplane. I said, "No, I plan on holding my breath."

Hey, I don't care what kind of disease is out there. I am so filled with the Holy Spirit, and Thanks be to God over this graduation, (that I so often thought might NEVER happen), that any germ that attempts to enter my body will be zapped immediately!!!

Again, Happy Birthday, Pastor E. See you next week at Board meeting.