In thinking about what to write for my 200th article it was decided to simply make it a time of praising God for the gift of writing He has given me. I am awed by all of the writing thoughts that enter my mind and how they come together on paper.
Gratitude goes out to the owners and managers of faithwriters.com for such a marvelous website where I can share my God-given gift of writing with the entire world.
Thanksgiving goes to our wonderful God and Savior Jesus Christ, who has put it in the hearts and minds of people to read the articles, poems, and in some cases, topical listing of Bible verses. The Holy Spirit has used my writings in the lives of people on five continents, totalling almost 45,000 hits. WOW! Even though this is not a huge number, I rejoice in thinking that some of those people may have been helped by something I wrote, and possibly some came to know the Lord.
I think of comments I have received from readers in Australia, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland, Asia, the UK, and from states across America. Thank you for your kind remarks and for knowing that God used my gift of writing in your personal life.
This is my calling and ministry for as long as I am able to put a pen in my hand or punch a key on a computer. At the age of 63 I trust I can continue to share God's word and truth, and my practical life wisdom with people around the world, particularly with the younger generation, "until I declare Thy strength to this generation, Thy power to all who are to come." (Psalm 71:18)
"That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born...That they should put their confidence in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments. " (Psalm 78:6-7)