Currently, I am crossing several milestones in my swiftly passing earthly journey:
December 30th 2007, my wife Jan and I celebrated 35 years of wedded bliss.
February 3rd, I completed 10 years of semi-faithful ministry at Way of Life Baptist Church.
Right now, we are totally renovating the auditorium of the Church. We are desperately trying to get it completed in time for the Bible conference that begins this coming Sunday, March 2nd. (Watch for before-and-after pictures soon.) (I consider this a milestone, because the auditorium has had little done to it in decades.)
This coming Tuesday, Feb. 26th, is my 54th happy birthday. (Reminder: Counting today, there are only 2 more shopping days left.)
Also, this year I am in my 30th year of Gospel ministry. (Funny...I thought I would have been farther along, spiritually, by now...)
A Prayer: Father, keep me always mindful of how short my time is, so that I might live wisely, redeeming the time. Keep me hungry for your fellowship and your approval. Keep me focused on the prize of your presence and the awareness that I must soon give account of my stewardship.In Jesus' name, Amen.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
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Congratulations on those important milestones. I'm proud of you and thankful for you.
Congratulations! Happy Birthday! And the prayer is a wise one, one we should all pray regularly.
Congratulations, Happy Birthday, and good to see you back out in the blogosphere. We missed your wit and wisdom.
35 years of married life. Wonderful testimony!
Congratulations on all those milestones.
I keep forgetting how old you are! :-)
Seriously, I'm glad you've been faithful preacher, father, and husband for these years. I've been thinking about that this past week.
Er, wait - I mean "Happy Belated" (by one day), and I praise the Lord with you that He has kept you a faithful husband, father, and minister of His gospel, I long for the day when my God can be glorified by my casting such things as crowns at His feet. How our hearts will swell with joy on that day! Sometimes it is so easy to give thanks in all things.
Wow. You're only 11 years (-2 days) older than I, but you've been married 15+ years longer. Didn't anyone tell you you were to young to get married?
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