The word appreciation implies an expression of gratitude for the magnitude of something or someone. After 24 years of ministry I have come to appreciate more and more the many wonderful members of New Piney Grove.
And while the church showed their appreciation for me on the last Sunday of January, my wife and I are honored to serve; we appreciate you. I appreciate all those non-members who visit our website as well.
We had a couple visiting from Texas with us last month and I asked who invited them. They told me no one; they saw us on the web. I also had a member call me after reading my blog; that blessed me tremendously. Those two things kept me from making the decision to discontinue writing a blog each month.
So I will continue to write, because I appreciate you!