Praise God!

"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now."  (Philippians 1;3-5, ESV)


We recently placed a praise board outside the sanctuary for people to post what God is doing in their lives.  I want to use my blog this morning for a praise board.  I am grateful for what God is doing in my life and I wanted to share that with you.

I praise God daily for the elders and deacons He has raised up.  I praise him for men who love God with a passion and are willing to serve Him in whatever He calls them to do.  I am grateful that these men also love the church.  I pray for each of them every day and I would encourage you to pray for them as well.

Rick, Wally, Jerry, Jim, Jamie, and Joe are men totally committed to our Lord.  I am blessed to be able to serve alongside them.  They encourage me.  They give me wise counsel.  They admonish me.  They support me.  I am truly blessed by their leadership.  They are a source of great joy for me. 

I also thank God each day for Deb.  She is absolutely amazing.  Deb is a friend, a mentor, a confidant and a great encourager.  She also has a unique ability to put me in my place when I need it.  One of her favorite expressions for me is "put on your big boy pants."  I don't know what I would do without her.

I am continually blessed.  I have much to be thankful for.  Yay, God!

Pastor Tom

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