Today marks the beginning of the final year of my 5th decade on this earth, and as I reflect on the past 49 years I recognize that I have truly lived a blessed life. I am blessed to have a beautiful, intelligent, loving wife; terrific kids; wonderful, faithful parents and in-laws; great sisters; and dozens upon dozens of church family members that I have shared with over the years. I have never lacked for food or shelter; I have enjoyed educational opportunities, job stability, and good health.
I have also been blessed over the past year by developing the discipline to write regularly on these pages. Sometimes I labor over my words and sometimes they just flow, but writing has helped me clarify my thoughts at times.
To celebrate my birthday and one year of blogging I would like to ask a favor - If you read this, leave a quick comment with your name or initials, and your location. May your life be blessed as has mine.