Forever Grateful

The first two verses of Psalm 18 truly represent my feelings toward my God and you, my friends, "I will love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised."

These words have become so meaningful to Marlene and me since March 10, when a stroke suddenly struck me and affected our whole family.

I have come a long way in a short period of time, and my family doctor and my therapists are very pleased with my progress. I praise God for my colleagues, Jere Patzer and Bryce Pascoe, and their willingness to share with each of you throughout the church my need for prayer. Your cards and e-mails have been such an inspiration to me and have helped keep my spirits up during this challenging time.

What a privilege it is to be part of a family who loves God and who cares for each other. I pray that God will continue to help me to be a good steward for His people. Thank you again for your prayers. Marlene and I both really appreciate it.

September 01, 2007 / North Pacific Union