Merry CHRISTmas my friends, I know I have been gone a while but there is a reason for my absence. Earlier this year my wife of 20 plus years was killed in a car accident. She was visiting her father when it happened which has left me with my hands extremely full raising five children. No offense to anyone who reads this but this was the last thing on my mind! However the work of God does not stop and even though we were thrown into the arena of misery, He certainly didn’t waste any of the time I have had since our last communication; to my surprise He actually became louder and more clear about His desires. Wherever I have had a minute between work and the kids needs, I have been working diligently on something He calls “principles of living in the Spirit”… this has much to do with Spiritual Warfare and the realities of how things work both in heaven as well as here. This was not what I expected to happen after what we have gone through and after being in as dark of a place as I have been, but you try figuring Him out! Needless to say this has been a very somber time for all of us and life will never be the same for us, but I wanted to make sure I got to send at least this most important message… It “IS” CHRISTmas and no matter what we have to celebrate this day; without it my wife never would have made it home. As the song says, “I can only imagine”, and that is how I feel when I think of what my wife now sees! It is a humble thought to think that she is celebrating His birthday face to face in His heavenly kingdom with Him. We will see you again….
As for those who sent me questions as to where I was or even inquired about how I was doing – thank you (especially you Stephen – you have been a constant support for me emotionally and are one of the reasons I still do this). For those of you who had other things to say, you are entitled to your opinion and feelings. Regardless I wish you all a Very Merry CHRISTmas and I will post soon when I get this all under control or at least to a more manageable area. Thanks again and I appreciate your understanding!