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First Thessalonians 4:11 instructs us to work.  That has been a very hard thing to do for me.  I have suffered a massive head trauma (concussion) and I also have had a mystery illness that causes massive swelling especially in my legs.  That hasn’t stopped me from trying and praying to God asking him to let me be able to work.  I am blessed to have a family with the financial means to take care of me.  The problem is: I want to work.  The recovery road from my injury has been the most difficult thing to ever have happen to me.  I know that I will probably never be able to to what I used to do at the speed that I used to do it, but incessant prayer along with an opportunity given to me by Brent has been a true blessing.  Matthew 25:22 talks about the talents.  It is a good lesson. God gives each of us various talents and expects us to use them.  I am a horrible public speaker and song leader so I can’t often use my talents during the worship services.  However, I have always been a good artist especially when it comes to landscaping.  Brent gave me a big landscaping job to do on his property and gave me total freedom do the work however I so chose having never seen my work.  That is taking a huge risk on an unknown.   God blessed me with good health to do the task I was given.  As a Christian should, I did the best job I could and I am very happy with how it turned out.  I just wanted to thank God for blessing me with a period of good health, and Brent for giving me the opportunity to show what I can do.  Others have since shown interest in my work and I’d love to start my own business again.  I realize that doing so would be the greatest challenge I have ever faced, but with God on our side, anything is possible.  My accomplishments with God’s help in the last week have been a real confidence booster for me.

The main reason for this post is to thank Brent.  He dedicates his life to helping others and people like that are a true rarity in today’s society.  It was an honor to return the favor.