A Good Year

2014 has been a tough year, no way to deny it.

Tough at work.

Tough medically (emergency gall bladder surgery on Valentines Day followed at the end of the year by Bell’s Palsy and a corneal abrasion).

Tough financially (because mostly of the above reason).

Even a little tough at home every once in a while.

Yet many wonderful things happened as well, and that, I think, is most important of all.

We helped to launch an amazing and for us, life changing church.

A church where we could grow in our personal faith walks, while discovering a wonderful and vibrant ministry where we could serve together.

We bought a home, after half a decade of prayer and saving and paying things off.

We paid off a car.

Our kids are healthy.

Our friends are supportive and always there for us (through late night hospital visits, much needed fellowship, date nights, phone calls, and emergency dr visits, among many other ways. We love us some Knapps, Ohlands, and Antonellis, Crawfords and Youngs)

My San Diego family is loving and very supportive. Many old wounds are healing there.

Don’t want to imagine what the year would have been like without the Whitson family. My words fail me.

Finally, and probably most importantly:

God is still good, and worthy, and on the throne.

I’m old and broken down, but alive, and wealthy in the only way that really matters.