George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor.
What do those numbers mean? Seems kind of random. What if I told you those numbers are HUGE? (But the one on the left has been bigger.)
I know what you are thinking. There is no joy in this. But in trying times, there is also Joy. Stay with me here. I would like to share the Joy of the last couple of weeks. (seriously!)
So it's our 28th anniversary today. If you read my earlier post this week, you know what we are NOT doing together. But as I sit here this morning, my wedding vows came into my head. And was thinking how they look, today with Covid-19 and "Stay In Place/Stay Safe" Order in effect.
I can’t tell you how many times I have said these words. And every time, the best way I can explain it, there is a warmth in my heart when I say it. It was a privilege. It was an honor. He was amazing. Talked to every person, signed every autograph, took every picture. He... Continue Reading →
From my friend Jamie Greening.
This famous quote from Tolkien has been rattling around in my brain for the better part of a week. It squeezed out of my mouth in Sunday’s sermon, perhaps the last sermon for a while as we all hunker down for COVID-19 contingencies. It is one of the better sentiments on crisis one can internalize.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 1, Chapter 2
First an observation completely applicable to my thoughts. In the novel, this line comes very early as Gandalf is letting Frodo in on the history and darkness of the ring. The line helps set us…
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