A blessings that I cherish tremendously is the ability to spend time with God in a beautiful setting, a place to read my bible and walk and talk with him and admire his creative power. What an inspiring artist God is. Seattle has so many such places. I have had the privilege of living in many extraordinary places around the country: New York, Boston, Denver, Boulder, Redondo Beach/LA and now Seattle for the last 14 years. Carol and I are so happy in Seattle that we can’t imagine ever leaving. I have a long list of special places to pray and keep finding new spots all over the city.
My wish for all of us in 2012 is that we will be devoted to intimacy in our prayer life and walk with God in a new and empowering way. I hope that our consistent connections with him bring him great joy and give us the strength we need to answer his callings for our daily lives.
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every find of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.” I Thess. 5:16-23