Monday, September 20, 2010


This last weekend, I know just what David felt when he wrote the 23rd Psalm. "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; MY CUP OVERFLOWS. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD." Saturday afternoon at the 161st Air Wing Hangar at Phoenix Sky Harbor, we celebrated the homecoming of our son, Private First Class Jaye Christopher Deal, after his one year deployment in Iraq with the 855th Military Police Company of the Army National Guard. By "we" I mean our family and friends and our Home Group were ALL there. Words are so inadequate to describe the pride I felt as a father and as an American citizen! Then, if that wasn't emotional enough, Sunday afternoon, with 340 Rock Pointers cheering and celebrating, Pastors Bill, Josh, John and I, along with many other Dads, Moms and entire Home Groups, baptized over 60 people! Tears of JOY are still streaming down my face! MY CUP OVERFLOWS! Juzsayin...

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