A year ago today, about this time, I was sitting in a police car filling out a report for my stolen laptop bag from National City.  The thieves got my laptop (actually it belonged to the bank), Alfredo’s GPS (still sorry about that Alfredo), my daily calendar and most important to me – my daily MacArthur Bible.  To commemorate the one year anniversary, I went to Lifeway tonight and finally replaced it!  I could not be more pleased to have it back.

It has been an interesting year, to say the least.  A year ago today I was in a cushy job, setting my own schedule, quite comfortable and even satisfied with nearly everything in life.  Well, that has all changed.  No cushy job.  Not setting my own schedule.  Not a lot of comfort.  The Lord has been pleased to shake things up in our family.  We are learning in a new way what it is to follow Christ, to heed His command from Matthew 6:19, 20, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”  That is, by no means, all that we’re learning – there is much so much more.

But, in light of all that, I’m thankful.  I have been assured by God’s word that “all things work together for good to those who love God…”.  And I love God and He loves me – so this must be for my good.  A year ago today, I had no idea how different things would be, but I’m still thankful.  It’s not what I wanted.  But because it came from God’s hand, it’s what I needed.

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