I estimate this to be a great way to start a new year. Here is my list –
Jesus – My savior and lord. He is the lover of my soul, friend and constant help in times of need. I can’t imagine living without Him.
Mom & Dad – Always loving and caring for me, our family and many others. They have always been great examples of patience, love and commitment in their marriage.
Sarah – My oldest and college student. She loves Jesus and tries to live for Him. She inspires me to appreciate the beauty that God has given us and the special and unique abilities that he has given every person. She is a great cook and servant to our family.
Stephen – My only son. He has renewed his commitment to the Lord and is in pursuit of God’s will in his life. He has always had a kind heart. He enjoys good clean fun and making others happy.
Sandi – My youngest. She loves Jesus and has compassion for those in need, especially children. She is has a dramatic personality. She can tell a story in such a way that will keep you in stitches. She also has the greatest hugs.
Family – They are all unique and very special to me. They are a lot of fun to be around.
Friends – Over the years I have had many friends. I may not always get to see them often, but I know they would be there for me if I needed them.
Church – My brothers and sisters in Christ. There are many serving the Lord and each of us with their gifts and abilities. Though we all make our mistakes, it is wonderful to know their care and prayers. I have seen many dear people come and go over the last 28 years. It is good to know that if I never saw them again in this life, I would in our eternal lives.
Other – A great (but difficult) job that God has blessed me with enough brains to manage to do and not too much that I stay humble. My home, a beautiful state to live in, awesome Contemporary Christian music, great Christian radio programs, art (to see and create), games and good times with friends & family, great food, good health, etc., etc….
I hope that everyone has a long list like mine that they can make, even in difficult times. We all have times of trials, losses and hurts, but we can still find the good if we look. Like my Aunt Suellen always says “There is always someone worse off than me”, and she is getting ready to start Chemo again.