This book is my gift to all. I pray that everyone having the opportunity of reading it will find comfort. I have not stopped giving thanks for everyone I have encountered in my life, remembering them in my prayers. I keep asking the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that he may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know him better. As Psalm 103 in the New International Version says: "Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my innermost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed."