I haven’t been moved to post for a couple of weeks, and I would like to publicly praise God for all the things that have touched my thoughts. This time has been marked by many milestones in the lives of myself and those I am close to. My wife and I celebrated an anniversary (our 37th) A grand niece gave birth to a beautiful daughter. We had a wonderful family reunion. A nephew married a beautiful young bride. All these were wonderfully joyous occasions. On the harder side, two more members of our local ostomy support group passed. I can even praise and thank the Lord here for their lives and the time the spent among us. Today, as I went about my life, I came into contact with several old acquaintances from earlier volunteer activities, reminding me to their selfless and caring efforts to enrich the lives of others, or to simply and quietly lessen the burden on those in need. As they have given of their lives to aid the ill and the hungry, they have given me warmth and brotherhood and enriched my life as well. The Lord is with us through all moments. Both the notable and the unnoticed. The happy. The sad. The times we feel personal defeat. The times we see and feel the victory. And all the times in between.