phillip, i don't care how strange this sounds, but out of all my friends, you are undoubtedly my best friend. and i miss you a lot.Hearing things like this is one of the reasons I'm glad to be alive ... however discouraging or disheartening life may be at the moment.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.