Monday, June 20, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
They've made me proud. Each of them, in his or her own way, has given me a very precious kind of support and encouragement. Andrew even had a verbal showdown with a not-so-friendly Facebook friend (don't start a war of words with Andrew!). My children didn't ask for or deserve this test, but all three of them have passed with flying colors. Elizabeth....Josh....Andrew, I know that being my children has not been easy lately. But I want you to know that there's never been a time when I've been more proud to be your dad.
Friday, June 10, 2011
"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."
-- Henri Nouwen
-- Henri Nouwen
Saturday, June 4, 2011
My little girl is now a pastor's wife. If she will remember her mom's example, she'll do just fine.
June 5 is also the day I begin preaching at Parisview Baptist Church. These folks have been so welcoming and affirming that I am truly excited about the opportunity to worship and work with them for a while. If you need a church family to love you or even a safe harbor during a spiritual storm in your life, I know that you would be more than welcomed at Parisview. My first message to them? "You Can Begin Again." That seems to be the theme of the day.