I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall be ever in my mouth.

Glorify the LORD with me,
let us together extol his name.

Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,
and your faces may not blush with shame.
When the poor one called out, the LORD heard,
and from all his distress he saved him.

I will be brief this morning.  I was having dinner with my wife last night and the tensions of hitting deadlines all week; the pressure to get jobs off my desk and out the door had me ready to hit the wall yesterday evening.  As we got home from the restaurant, Sarah decided to go for a walk; as she was out and about, my son Jerome called me.  He said “it isn’t a big deal Dad so I called you instead of Mom.  I’m taking Megan to the hospital; it might be time to have the baby”.  I wished him good luck.  Problem was I had him on a speaker phone and my daughter Mary heard the conversation.  Long story short, as soon as Sarah hit the door from her walk, Mary conveyed the message, Sarah called Jerome and told him we were on our way and around 10:30PM last night we welcomed the newest Dorhauer/Starzcyk into the world – Nicholas David (named after Megan’s father David). All are healthy; Nicholas weighed in at 7lbs 10oz – I haven’t been told the length yet.  Needless to say, Sarah and I are radiant with joy.

So just to make this post officially “inspired”, last night, I was calling out to the Lord to deliver me from the stress of my job, the Lord heard and brought Nicholas David into the world last night for me to gaze lovingly upon.  God is good.  Stress is gone.  Serenity Now.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my nephew Tim (Jerome’s best man) and his wife Taylor, who on the 19th of February in the room next to theirs, gave birth to their first child – a beautiful little girl they named Rias.

Do something great for our Lord today – offer Him all tat bothers You, call out for His goodness and let Him shower you with His love.  Amen.  Alleluia.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.

But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness.  Compete well for the faith.

One final note, please keep the Schallert family in your prayers.  After losing their father Robert just before the end of last year, they now mourn the loss of their mother Louise.  Pray that their parents souls, and the souls of all the just, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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