Good News: Perhaps Pushing 50

As I write this, it is the night before my 49th birthday. Typically I have described myself as pushing 40… from the other direction… with a running start. Perhaps it is time to admit that I may be pushing 50.

Stephen BedardMy birthday has not officially happened yet but I still have had a great time. We haven’t seen Logan and Abby for a number of weeks due to a number circumstances. But yesterday I was able to drive up to their group home and spend time with them. It was a fun and pleasant visit that brought joy to my heart.

When I got back, Amanda took me out for dinner and a movie. We watched Justice League, a movie I have wanted to see for a long time. You can read my review here. It was a long overdue date and I very much enjoyed being out with my beautiful wife.

Today was church and they sang happy birthday to me, which was fun. They even had a birthday cake! Queen Street Baptist Church is such a great congregation and I feel blessed to be their pastor. They are so encouraging.

In the afternoon, I watched a movie with Justus and Emma. I introduced them to the Matrix, one of the best science fiction movies ever. It was just fun to hang out with the kids.

As I turn 49, I’m not stressed out by my birthday. I’m simply reminded of the many blessings in my life. I have so many good things happening and I have experienced far more than I ever imagined.

This is my Good News.

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