The year is 2010. It is the last day of November. Before I blink, it seems likely the new year will be upon us. My beautiful young bride of 38 years is bringing everything together in anticipation of this Christmas season.
There are many things to be thankful for and the privilege to write over 1200 God Spots ranks very high on the list. I began experiencing and writing about God Spots at a time when life was the hardest. It was a time when I wondered if I would live to see the next day. In response to my need, God honored me by showing His presence daily as an encouragement.
It was in this daily display of authenticity, God Spots were born. A God Spot became defined as: ”When God periodically authenticates His presence and I get to blog about it.”
During the dark times, I would lie awake at night or arise in the morning with the thought… “God. If you don’t show your presence in my life, I don’t know if I will make it through the day.” It was in these dark times, God’s light would shine the brightest and a God Spot would be given life. It was in His light, I was given life.
I am thankful for the last four years and all the struggle they brought. It was in the struggle, I was given new strength and knowledge. I learned what a nonstop migraine headache of over 1 year felt like. I learned what it felt like to be imprisoned. I learned what it felt like to lose everything of physical value and gain everything of spiritual value.
I learned what God’s grace and its sufficiency felt like. I learned what true friendship felt like. I learned the value of a faithful wife and steadfast son. I learned that life is not about me, but is about the love of Jesus and new fresh passion for consuming His Word. It was in this love of Jesus, I became friends with many people in the “land of blog”.
Notable blog friends who became intertwined in my life were Ichabod of Canada, Bajanpoet of Barbados, Richard of Truth from the Hip, Marianne of Heaven Awaits, Jim Thorner (my monk buddy), Daune of Freedom in the Dance, Tiffany of Every Season under the Sun, Colleen of Deep Breath Ministries and of course Michelle of 2 Fast 2 Furious who invested in my 70 hour bus ride to California and my uncommon friend Federico who has become a best traveling buddy.
I know I will have neglected to list people with significant impact on my life. I ask your forgiveness and to you the unnamed, I especially want to say thank you. Your thousands of comments and words of encouragement will forever be a part of me.
I hope to publish my account of being blinded by the light in the near future. Be looking for it on Amazon in the months ahead.
God bless and may He continue to blind you with His light…. God Spots.
Love you all,