Preface: this post was was inspired by What We’re Worth: A Community Collection, a post on TamaraOutloud.
Let me cut to the chase: I don’t know my worth. Am unsure of it, constantly questioning, probing, trying to find my place.
Don’t misunderstand: I know what the Bible says, that Christ loved me enough–loved us all enough–to die. But I sometimes feel lost.
Like this week. Life is harder than it’s been in a long time.
My thanks to everyone who’s praying for Lisa. It’s a frustrating, odd place for her to be as a wife and a mom–where she has to rely on others to get quotidian activities accomplished. And as much as this alone frustrates her, I’m certain that the pain all but pushes it from her mind.
Thanks for making the trip over to my new digs! Hope you dig it. 😉 This is still very much a work in progress. Imma learnin’ WordPress, yo! So please forgive the rough patches. We’ll get through this together.
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Last year, Cee Lo Green had a modest hit called “F**k You.” I’ve heard bits of it, but never sat down to listen to the whole song. Let me just lay my cards on the table right now: Chad BJ (“Before Jesus”–get your minds out of the gutter) could out-cuss the crustiest sailor. Chad AJ (“After Jesus”) just isn’t down with the potty mouth. That’s just how I roll. But this post is a quasi-exception to that rule. You’ve been warned.
Today, I would just like to say:
Thank-you to everyone who’s ever read, or commented, on this blog. You folks make it easy for me to keep coming back with more.
Thank-you to everyone who’s challenged me to go deeper, work harder, write more compelling content.
Thank you to all my off, and online, friends for being my friends, for giving of yourselves, for making me a part of your worlds.
Thank-you to everyone who took the time today to wish me a happy birthday! Means a lot!
Thank-you to my beautiful wife, Lisa, for being my best friend, companion, lover, encourager, inciter… The best woman a man could have as wife. Thank-you for the best (nearly) 21 years of my life.
Thanks most of all to my Lord, Jesus, without Whom I wouldn’t be.
And thanks for reading! What are you thankful for today?