Thanksgiving – What a Year!

Last year at Thanksgiving, my life changed. My mom had sent me an email saying that she thinks she found my dad. I had never met my dad and I had no idea she had been looking for him (although she had been looking on and off for 36 years!).

She sent me a picture that she Facebook-stalked of one of my dad’s sons (below). I saw the picture and thought, “Wow! We look so much alike.” We had Thanksgiving dinner with some close friends, and I showed them the picture and they all said, “This has to be your brother Matt.”

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Fast forward to January when it was confirmed that this man was my father. More than that, we attended the same church for a year back in 1993-1994, and later we both became pastors in the Calvary Chapel movement. I also gained two new brothers, two new sisters-in-law, four nieces and nephews, and another mom, all thanks to God’s grace and my amazing mom’s perseverance.

Today, Dianna and I were talking and we were amazed at how quickly things can change. We truly do not know what a day holds. This reminder excites me about today and tomorrow. What does God have in store? I do not know, but I do know that I have so much to be thankful for. Praise God for his faithfulness and unceasing love and care. What are you thankful for today?

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Give thanks to the Lord for He IS good!

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