Monday, January 10, 2011

Good bye dear friend!

Doug Anderson was promoted to His Heavenly Home on Monday, January 10, 2011 after a lengthy illness.  His wife of over 30 years, Linda, and his children and grand-children as well as a multitude of friends will miss this wonderful man of God. Always positive and upbeat about his situation, Doug faithfully served his church, his family, and his friends while experiencing severe physical challenges for most of his adult life. Doug was a man of integrity, a man of deep spiritual insight, and a man of intense passion for the things of God. He lived for others, asked little for himself and displayed great faith and confidence in the Lord. There was not a prejudiced bone in his body and he proudly introduced me as "My Pastor".  In over 38 years of pastoral ministry, I have not seen anyone deal with physical pain and difficulties with as much grace as he. He was and will always be my friend and brother in Christ. I will personally miss him greatly, but I am glad he is with Jesus and free of pain. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ruth's Birthday!

Today, January 6th, is Ruth's Birthday. I celebrate her life with great enthusiasm as should any husband. I believe she is God's gift to me and I am so happy to be a part of her life. She completes me. She blesses me. She pleases me. Though we met only 3 years ago, it seems like we have been prepared all of our lives for this time we have.  I just want to say that I love her and thank God for bringing her to me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH!