Last night was a wonderful family memory—watching Lance graduate from High School. Other than gratitude to God for the way Lance has honored the Lord and his parents, the overwhelming emotion of the day was thankfulness to all the people who have labored along with us and invested into his life over the years!
I think first of Pastor Chappell and the many years of faithful leadership and spiritual development that has been poured into our family. We are blessed to have such a loving, Bible-preaching pastor. Second I think of all the LBC/LBS church family and staff—from Sunday school leaders to teachers to coaches to youth leaders—we owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those who have loved our family. Thirdly I think of extended family—grandparents and aunts and uncles who have encouraged our children to love the Lord and honor Him.
Personally, I’m grateful for Dana! She is not only an incredible wife, but she’s an amazing mother. Her spirit and tireless labor has made our family wonderful. Some months ago, as I began sorting through photos, I wrote a post about things I don’t regret when looking back ten years. Last night these same things came to mind again! We truly thank the Lord for His greatness and goodness in our lives. Please join us in praying for Lance and other 09 grads as they continue to seek and follow God’s will for their futures.