Today, I am grateful.
I am grateful for my wife Charlotte, my daughter Christine, my daughter Jamie and our son-in-law, Cal. Charlotte is one of the hardest working school teachers I know. I am so proud of Christine, Jamie, and Cal. They communicate to me regularly just how important I am to them.
I am grateful for three wonderful grandsons. Brody. Lincoln. Sully. These are three little boys who make me smile and laugh regardless of what might have gone on that day in the world. We play blanket man, boy in a box, basketball, and other games which are created in an instant!
I am grateful for the great people who I work with at Harding School of Theology such as Dr. Allen Black (Dean), Jeannie Alexander (Administrative Assistant) and an outstanding faculty and staff. I could go on and on about our students. What a wonderful place to be!
I am grateful for wonderful churches where I’ve preached and taught this year. Highland Church of Christ (Memphis) where I teach Bible classes regularly. Millington Church of Christ (Millington, Tn.) where I preach once a month, as well as churches in a number states. I am also blessed by the weekends I have spent with groups of elders/ministers in various congregations.
I am grateful for the opportunities to encourage and the opportunities to be encouraged. I think of unexpected but encouraging calls, texts, e-mails, notes that I have received. I am also grateful that the Lord has used me to send texts, e-mails, and notes to those who really needed to hear a kind and encouraging word.