I have been reading about the first Twin Peaks trial for a week or so, and it reminds me that we all have many things to be thankful for. Some of us here today were there, but were delayed enough to prevent our arrest. I know I am very thankful that I was late, and I thank God for his protection that day. But, not everyone was prevented from being there, and we need to be praying for all those whose lives are still on hold because of that dreadful day. And of course we need to continue to pray for and help those who have lost loved ones.

But, I am still thankful for many things. Our community has survived, and has even grown over these past two and a half years. Things are different, but we still share a love for each other and a love for motorcycling. Notice that I mentioned motorcycling second. Some of us ride less, some much less, but Bandido Smokey still entertains us with his golf cart racing.

I am thankful to be a part of this big family we call UCOA, and the blessing it has been to Debbie and me.

It is a privilege to share our blessings with families at Christmas, whether it is through Clubs For Kids, Helping Hands Home, or Texas Baptists Children’s Home. As we bless the children, they are in turn are thankful.

I am also truly thankful that I can call each of you my friend.

2 Corinthians 9:11 “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

I am thankful for you, and I am thankful for God who holds us in His mighty hand. I pray this coming Thanksgiving and Christmas season will be a blessing to you and yours. How about you?