To my beloved church family at Houston's First Baptist Church-- I am nearly overcome with emotion as I attempt to find words to express my gratitude and love for you. You have been everything that constitutes a true church "home" to me for over twenty years. You have loved and supported me and given me a safe place to make mistakes so I could grow. You have been my constant during a time of such change in my ministry life. A place of normalcy and stability, you have been my harbor.
With deepest affection I dedicate this particular Bible study to you because you are a church with an undeniable history of believing God. We have seen some miracles together, haven't we? Not bad for a bunch of Baptists. God is good...and patient.
I wouldn't trade you for the world. Thanks for everything.
With much love,
I am so thrilled about the faith-walk the two of us are about to take together that my heart rate is nearly aerobic, and this is only the warm-up!
"It does not give us answers fitted to our small-minded questions, but truth that goes beyond what we even know to ask."