This weekend marks a couple of important events. It has been two years since I came up to Granville and preached my trial sermon. It has been one year since my grandmother passed away. It has been a little over a year since Robin had her surgery. In about twelve days it will make a year since Beth Ann and her family moved to the United States from Ghana. Geo and Becca got married this year. Marcus was born this year. As I sit here and think about those things and then look at all that’s going on right now, I am amazed by how far we’ve come as a family. Robin just got home from Binghamton where she completed her SECOND 5K. Chris and I are going camping tonight with the Scouts. I can barely remember what life was like two years ago. I know that I wasn’t happy and I begged God to help us. I am blown away by just how much He has done.
I am eternally thankful for what God has done for me. I will be honest, there were moments during the past ten years where I sincerely wondered what was going on. I didn’t always see His hand on things and if I am honest, I questioned (and even doubted) Him. Fortunately, He kept on loving me even during my darkest times. I didn’t always feel it but I can look back on it now and see that He never left me.
I am excited about what He is going to do next. Hopefully, we will remain firmly planted here in northern Pennsylvania. I never would have chosen this as my home but God brought us here and I now I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I love the area and I love the people. I want to make a difference here and after two years I finally feel like I’m learning how to do that.
Grace and peace