Lent is coming to an end as we near the celebration of Christ's resurrection, and I can't help but thank the Lord for what he has given Adam and I. Forty days appears to be a long time, but it went by so quickly when you put your trust in the Lord. In an earlier post I revealed we were reading The Purpose Driven Life, which we are now on Day 38 and I am looking forward to completing it, to only begin reading it again. I am not ashamed to admit that I went through the motions of being a Christian, but Jesus spoke to my heart Ash Wednesday 2009 and opened my eyes to what love he truly had to offer Adam and I. I go into each day with a more confident attitude because I am not worried about controlling my life's every move. I know the Lord has a plan for us as long as we live each day open to God's will. Day 37's devotion discussed the idea of spending your time and money sharing God's word so that you will have eternal friendships in heaven, so my Easter promise to God this year is to try to show my brother, Michael, the love He has for him. Please pray for me because it can be hard to love my brother (he is 17..that may explain how it can be difficult to love him..haha), but I have to remember that God so loved us all he gave his only Son for us, so sacrifices are in store. I just can't imagine eternity with out my Michael Ryan!