2013 Year in Review

As 2013 comes to a close, I reflect on all the ways God has blessed our family this past year. He has worked in ways we couldn’t have before imagined. Our biggest blessing was the healthy birth of little Andrew in July! This little guy has brought great joy into our lives and is a testimony of God’s grace to us.

Matthew is six and all boy. He loves reading and playing outside. You could probably guess his response on the homework paper today to the question “My favorite part of school is….”--yes, it was recess.

Joanna turned 5 in October and loves to read and sing. She may not let on to this if you are near her, but she adores her little brother and acts like quite the mommy to him.

Dan is keeping pretty busy with Arborworks, especially with the award of a huge municipal contract that has kept things hopping around here! He loves hunting, although opportunities for that this year have been slim.

My health has been good as far as the cancer goes, and recent blood work showed all the cancer markers to be in the normal range! We are praising the Lord for this! I found a framed print of the words “Fear not tomorrow, God is already there.” What a great reminder each day!

We rejoice in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who came into this world so that we can have life in Him. Do you know Him as your personal Savior? Do you have a relationship with Him? This is absolutely the most important part of life. Our time on earth is short. In the New Testament book of John, the Bible tells us that Jesus “came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.” If you are not sure of your eternal destiny, would you not receive His free gift this Christmas? What better time to turn your life over to Him?!

May God bless you richly this coming year and keep your eyes focused on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)