A Heart Of Gratitude: Giving Thanks!

I don’t know how it is for you, but when the big birthday’s come (20, 30, 40, 50, etc), it is a time for pause and reflection. This week was one of those big ones!


The last few days, I have been in a fairly reflective mood. I thought of how rich my life has been. I come from a wonderful Christian family with a great heritage. I’m the oldest of six kids who all love and serve God. And I married a wonderful Italian girl who has a great family that loves God.

I have loved the Lord since I was a child and I have felt His guiding hand throughout my life. God’s blessings in my life have allowed me to travel around the world multiple times and see hundreds of thousands of people come to know the Lord. His rich blessings have given me a godly wife, a wonderful family of my own and great friends.

God’s hand in my life has led me to see countless miracles, write scores of musical arrangements and songs that have been used by thousands of churches. His blessings have also enabled me to train and mentor many young musicians to use their gifts to glorify God. It has been an incredible journey, a great adventure and I believe some of the best is yet to come.

So I just want to pause and say ‘Thank You, God’. You have been faithful. Your supply has been abundant. Your love and presence has changed my life. Thank You for all You have done so far and for all You are still going to do. With all my heart, I love You!

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2 Responses to A Heart Of Gratitude: Giving Thanks!

  1. Sylvia butler says:

    Awesome what God and you have accomplished walking together in this life and BTW…HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!

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