Today is an particularly interesting day for me because there is a paradox going on right now in my mind. First, two years ago today, my wonderful Mother passed from this life into the presence of her Lord. I have been remembering her throughout this week and especially today. The other side of the paradox is that the Warriors are on apretty good roll, (as I wrote in my last blog, Roll Tribe Roll!) and it’s really quite exciting. The guys are starting to feel it; they have turned in some very positive results in January. Also, the teams they have faced in that stretch are quite impressive: Surrey twice and Merritt twice. We have collected 14 points out of a possible 18 in the last 9 games.
One lesson I have learned over my years is this, that much of life is a living paradox. There are not just difficult things happening nor are there only wonderful things happening. They both take place simultaneously, like two train tracks that parallel each other. This is normal life, and we shouldn’t think that it is strange at all. So when you are going through difficult times and at the same time there are great things in other areas of your life, take heart, you’re not alone. In situations like this, I find a real peace in my heart and mind because of my trust in Christ; knowing that He knows what is ahead and will always walk with me, confort me and give me strength to perservere through. He never promises to keep me away from life’s difficulties, but He does promise to be right with me through it all.
This week I am including a picture of Dorris Alexander and myself, who is a very faithful, loyal volunteer and Warriors fan. Dorris brightens up any room that she is in (as you can see here) and you can find her smiling face at home games in the area just under the press box. God bless you Dorris, and thank you for your encouragement,
In conclusion, while I am definitely missing my Mom today, I am still encouraged by what is going on in the rest of life.
God bless you all, and let’s go Tribe!