I appreciate all the kindness I have received over the past few years in dealing with illnesses, the loss of relationships, my growth and development as a Christian and in my ministry. Sometimes we never know how the subtle influence of a kind note, an e-mail or a phone call can make all the difference in the life of another person.
Today I am saying I am grateful...
...to Rachel and Olivia for all their encouraging notes in my worst times.
...to Mrs. Betty, Mrs. Alpha, Mrs. Annette and Mrs. Louise and others for their constant encouragement.
...to my church family at Lebanon who always compliments and rarely criticizes.
...to my best friend, Erin, who never gives up on me.
...to my family who are constantly pulling me up and pressing me forward.
...to all those who have prayed for me in their closets, their churches and around their tables.
...to my teachers and mentors who have shown me that Christ is able, even when we are not.
...to Seth, Adam, Jerry, Daniel, Joseph, Justin, Allison, Jennifer and others who, through we rarely see each other or talk, are great encouragements from afar.
Thanks to all and each,