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To My Wife!

God Blessed!

I love you!  It is so much more than words.  I love to make you laugh and see you smile – it really does something inside of me when I do.  I am so glad that we get to do life together and thankful for the two miracles of Grace and Hope that our Creator allowed our love to produce.  You understand my calling and know better than anyone else how real and powerful it is in and upon my life.  When others just don’t or won’t get it, it is great to have at least one person on this earth that does.  And I will die a blessed man, if God, you and my girls get it, even if no one else does.

For 19 years we have walked together as husband and wife.  A team that God brought together and has kept together for His glory.  Thank you for being a loving wife, dedicated mother, faithful friend, willing servant and all around great woman of God.  I could not do what I do without you and have only made it through the struggles of life and ministry because God in His great wisdom placed you by my side.

When we named our daughters, it was the prayer of my heart that they would grow to live out and represent the characteristic of God that their names represent.  I had this prayer because their Mom has done and does exactly that.  You are JOY.  You are my JOY and I love you!  Thank you for 19 years and for always being right where I need you to be.  I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.  I am so glad that together we serve a God, Who continues to grow the love for His glory and our blessing!

Please Pray For Me!

For the past several months, God has been teaching me a lot about Himself and the amazing love that He has for me!  It is a very humbling thing when you begin to realize and gain understanding of this most incredible reality!  I have always known that God loves me, but in recent days it has become more than knowing.  The experience of God-loving me has become more powerful and more real than I have ever known it before.  It is absolutely awesome to be loved by Him.  I cannot even come close to coming up with adequate words to try to explain to you what I am talking about – simply amazing!

This is where I need your prayer help/support! I want to love God back!  I don’t just want to say that I love Him back.  I want to really love Him back – with the most incredible, powerful and pure love that I can come up with.  I feel so inadequate.  Pray for me – that I will totally open up my heart and life to receive all that God has for me and that I will stay open, so that His love may flow to and through my life.  It does not matter if you understand what I am talking about – just pray that I will love God back -more and better than I ever have before.

I want to love my wife and children! I love them, but they deserve so much more and I want to be the man of God that can give it to them.  Pray that I will be the loving husband that God created me to be and that I will love my wife as Jesus loved the church!  Pray that I will love my children with the “Father Love” that the Heavenly Father loves me with!

I want to love my congregation! One of the amazing things about God’s love is that even when I mess up – He still loves me.  God’s love for me is not based upon what I do or do not do!  He loves me, simply because He is love!  Pray that I will love the congregation of people who He has blessed me with the opportunity of teaching and leading with a sacrificial and restorative love!

I want to love my family and friends! God has been very good to bless me with an incredible family and some amazing friends.  I have tried to be there for them and tried to love them, but I know that I can and should do better.  Pray that God will help me to love them with a deeper, purer and more unselfish love!

I want to love strangers and enemies! I know that I honor God when I love the un-loveable, so pray that God will help me to love others as He loves me – with an unconditional and unselfish love!

Thanks for reading today and thanks for praying for me! The bottom line:  I want to be a Mark 12:30 Christian and love God with all of my heart, all of my soul and all of my mind!  I do love you and with your prayers and with God’s help – I will love God and you in an even greater way in the days ahead!