It has been a good but challenging year for me! I had to have some unexpected heart surgery in march and the recovery process has been harder and longer than I expected. I am very thankful for family and friends who have cared for and prayed for me along the way. I’ve learned that sometimes its hard to pray for yourself and that there is power in the faith of others who do. It’s Gods design and I believe He finds pleasure in our asking Him for help. I think of that old song “I can’t even walk without You holding my hand”. I am a child and He is my Father. Sometimes I hurt and am afraid and disobey and on and on and on… but I’m glad to know this God who promises to never leave me!

I’ve also been reminded that my life’s calling as a Musicianary is certain and with Gods strength and healing touch I will press on. I feel His pleasure when I’m occupied with the passions of music and ministry. There have been some new songs that have come out of my trials this year and I hope to record them soon.

In the book of James it says to “Count it all joy whenever you face trials of many kinds”. That can be awkward to do! counter-intuitive to say the least! But God knows something about suffering and we can rest assured that the circumstances will grow our faith and prove victorious for Believers.

I want to wish You all a Merry Christmas!

Challenge: Read 1 chapter in the book of Luke for every day in December. You will be amazed once again of Gods amazing Love.

Confess your sins and weakness to God and trust that His redeeming plan through Christ is enough to save.  God not only gave His son to be born of a virgin but allowed His wrath to crush Him. (Is. 53)

All out of His Love for you.