A thrill of hope: Goodness
My faith journey hasn’t always been clear, but as the years continue and things change in my life, my relationship with God has continued to grow. My family didn’t attend church regularly growing up and my faith in God wasn’t at the forefront of my childhood. But getting married, finding a career I’m passionate about, and having children of my own all impacted me and my faith. Throughout this difficult year, I’ve challenged myself, as many have, to look for the good and count my blessings.
First of many things that I am grateful for in my life is the day I met Margaret, my wife. Without her love and support I know I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have always admired her relationship with God and hoped I could have something similar. She has been a member at St. Paul her entire life and her dedication to our church led me, in an exciting way, to work on my faith and re-open that door. I’ve realized that faith has its ups and downs. It is not concrete, but ever changing, and doubt is a part of the faith journey. Not only has Margaret been an amazing wife to me, she gave me our two amazing boys, Christian and Charlie. I don’t go a day without thanking God for them.
This year, 2020, when most have gone through some hardship and struggle, I have taken many moments to reflect on the goodness in my life. Not only am I so incredibly grateful for my family, but I am also grateful for my opportunity to help bring online worship to my St. Paul family during the pandemic.
My faith journey has been difficult at times, but I can’t help to think that God has me exactly where I need to be.
Miles Thompson is a videographer. He lives in Davenport with his family.