Giving Thanks for 2014

2014 has been a weird and wonderful year! There have been some wonderful things that have happened and a few that I could do without. But the longer that I walk with God, the more I know that God is working all things together for my good!


In the beginning of the year, Anna won two free flights to anywhere WestJet flies. We contemplated Hawaii, New York and Mexico but decided on flying to Miami and taking a two-week Caribbean Cruise. Great decision! We stayed on the same boat for two weeks. One week in the western Caribbean and one week in the eastern Caribbean.

We voyaged to some spectacular destinations: Belize, Honduras, St. Thomas, Bahamas, Grand Turks and Puerto Rico. Ten stops in all. Great weather, exotic beaches, awesome ship (Carnival Liberty), fun entertainment, incredible food and two weeks with the love of my life, my wife, Anna. It doesn’t get much better than that!

In June, Anna and I left our church jobs and the Lord provided for the summer off. What a great summer! We hung out with family in both Vancouver and Toronto for a week apiece. Great family vacations.

I also got to do some things that I’ve always wanted to do. I started a successful blog, wrote a book and practiced hard and became a 4.0 tennis player. I also joined an old friend and went on a spectacular 320 km road bike ride through the Rocky Mountains from Jasper to Canmore, Alberta. Fun summer!

At the end of the summer, Anna got a new job with a great Christian organization, Samaritan’s Purse, and my music writing side-business suddenly increased four-fold. God provided in some wonderful ways.

Case in point: This week we received an unexpected Christmas bonus. We had never received a gift that large. It was totally unexpected but God knew what we needed.

Through it all, I’ve been praying about what God wants me to do next. I have enjoyed music arranging, blogging and writing the book, but I sense that He has another adventure for me. 2015 should be an interesting year!

So thank You God for Your faithfulness and supply this year. It has been amazing! Both Anna and I have sensed Your hand and touch on our lives. Thank You for our children, grandchildren, families and friends. They are such a blessing. Lord we trust You. You have always provided.

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