Saturday, February 5, 2011

4 Years that have Changed my Life

I just recently celebrated my 4 year anniversary of serving with Back2Back Ministries here in Mexico. Looking back, I know I've changed a lot and so has the world. In that time, my mom passed away, my son and daughter-in-law have given me 2 grandchildren, I've gotten married and met a lot of great people. I've experienced some very sad moments and some very exciting times. But, I imagine that most of you that are reading this can say the same. 

Through every experience I can say that God has richly blessed my life. Each year that passes, our hope is less and less in the things of this world. It seams like every day I long more for the things of heaven. I remember when I got married, I thought there is a big possibility that Betty will be the last person I talk to on this side of eternity. I rest in knowing that she will help prepare me.

Most of all, I take great comfort in knowing that I am loved by the Maker of the Universe! I know that He loves me relentlessly and only wants to have a relationship with me. I pray that I will only seek what He would want for my life. I pray that my joy may be found in Him alone. I miss family and friends that I don't get to see that much, but I pray that they know how much I love and appreciate them. I give thanks to you for taking the time to read our blog and for following along on this journey with us! We pray that God blesses each and everyone of you for the ways that you lift us up and support us!

Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Jim ~

    I've met a lot of people in my 51 years on this planet but I don't think I've ever met anyone who lives out - and lives up to - Rich Mullins' words (in the subtitle of your blog) as well as you have. Your life has certainly changed over the last 4 years, but I'm not sure you can appreciate how much you have helped change the lives of so many others.

    The work you and Betty do together is an inspiration to many of us who have never taken the call of the Gospel as seriously as you. Thanks for what you have done, for what you are continually doing, and for what you will no doubt do in the future.

    It is a pleasure and honor to know you.