If you'll pardon the interruption from our regular material, I believe a little celebrating is in order. Eight years ago today, Heartlight.org was launched. Frankly, I find that a little hard to believe.

It's hard to believe that God took two people as opinionated and contrary as Phil Ware and myself and put them to work together on a new ministry.

It's hard to believe that anybody ever found our tiny little site.

It's hard to believe that anybody ever came back - our earliest design was ... rough.

It's hard to believe we kept the schedules we did back in those days. Heartlight was a volunteer effort, done between 10PM and about 2:00AM usually.

It's hard to believe we grew as fast as we did with virtually no advertising. God multiplied our ministry in ways we still don't understand.

It's hard to believe that God blessed us with a string of successful decisions like sending out our devotionals via email, and creating a greeting-card program.

It's hard to believe that he kept us going, even when we made a number of boneheaded decisions like ... well, we'd rather not mention them. Hopefully you've forgotten by now.

It's hard to believe we've published tens of thousands of articles and devotionals, sent more than 1.6 million greeting cards, and had hundreds of millions of web pages viewed and emails sent.

It's hard to believe that anybody ever found our tiny little site.
It's hard to believe that we've had so much help along the way from so many - our amazing wives Sheri Lee and Donna Ware; plus Ben Steed, John Kirkland, Roberto Gelleni, Frank Cloutier, Jeff Rampy, Bart Crider, Rob Higginbotham, Steve Wike, Dwight Forrister, Gary Skidmore, Kregg Hood, Paul Faulkner, David Culp, Dennis Downing, Danny Sims, and the list goes on and on and on. Heartlight is much bigger than Phil Ware or Paul Lee, it's a product of dozens of people who God has put together.

It's hard to believe that when we asked for your financial support, you gave it to us! Every day we're humbled to know that your support is making this possible. If Heartlight means enough to you that you'll give to make it happen, then we better do a good job providing it for you and everyone else.

It's hard to believe that people around the world are being touched, inspired, encouraged, challenged, corrected, and saved by what they are reading on Heartlight RIGHT NOW.

And while I find all that hard to believe, I find some very important things very easy to believe. I know I believe in all-powerful Father God, and in His Son, and in His Spirit, and that He alone directs our paths and provides for our needs. The continuing theme through all eight years of Heartlight has been, "The Lord will provide." And I believe it with all my heart.

Thanks to every one of you who have been a part of Heartlight's past, and who will be a part of our future together. May God bless our future work and use it to His glory.