What I read today
Song of Songs 8; Psalm 40; Malachi 4; 2 John 1
It’s the last day of 2018. A lot has happened this year.
- Cara and I celebrated 34 years together
- Megan celebrated her 1st wedding anniversary
- Briana moved closer to graduating with her teaching degree
- We’ve seen our government at it’s dysfunctional worst and we survived another election cycle thanks to Hulu, Netflix, and other commercial-free TV.
- We’ve knocked off another baseball stadium from my bucket list. I’m up to 5 now. Only 27 more to go.
- I’ve finished a book that’s sold dozens of copies (LOL).
- We’ve had mass shootings.
- A war in Syria and Afghanistan continued.
- A friend committed suicide
- The company I worked for sold us to another company causing a summer of anxiety for all involved. One of my team members survived a stroke. Another fought through a variety of illnesses.
- On the family front, Cara went home a number of times and got to spend time with her Mom.
- We drove out to see Megan and Briana in June.
- We’ve been up north a couple of times to see Mom and Dad and Cara’s Mom a few times.
- Briana’s been out twice
- My nephew graduated high school and enlisted in the Navy.
- My folks have been out a few times.
- Cara’s Mom and Sister came to see us in August.
- I’ve fought through an insulin pump that worked sometimes and didn’t work other times and dealt with thyroid medication problems.
- Cara has fought through numerous battles with doctors who were “practicing” medicine.
- We’ve both about had it with doctors in general.
- And at the end of the Year, my cousin’s daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
Yep, it’s been an eventful year.
But there has been one constant. Jesus is still king of the universe. With 2018 in the past and another year on the horizon, it’s the hope that we’re all a day closer to meeting the creator of the universe that keeps me moving forward.
A day when all the struggles of this life will be washed away. A day when there won’t be distance separating us. A day when there won’t be struggles with finances, taxes, and health.
A day when we will sit in awe in the presence of Jesus as we bask in his glory.
With the promise of 2019 coming I want you to know that I love you all and wish everyone a happy and successful new year!