It seems like Spring is here! Yesterday in worship, there was a new energy among the Methodists gathered in Hunt, Tx. The surrounding landscape is also showing signs of new growth in a new season. Hummingbirds and orioles have been spotted in the area. And the recently completed Spring Break for students, teachers, administrators, and parents has brought on that much needed energy to make ready for required testing and semester launching activities.
Laura and I were able to take a spring break trip to Virginia to see our son Ben and future daughter-n-law Rebecca. To say we were re-energized is an understatement. Maybe it's the fact that they live over 1,500 miles away. Maybe it's the lockdown and lack of travel over the last several years. But it sure was good to get on an airplane and share a long weekend of wedding plans with B&R.
It seems like...
Just yesterday, that I was reading stories to an inquisitive youngster and singing songs from our family tradition to soothe and calm him for a restful night.
Just yesterday, that Laura and I sponsored his Cub Scouts & Webelos Den. A group of 8 boys growing up together in elementary school together now all grown men and on their own.
Just yesterday, that Ben was graduating from High School and then College. And the wilderness backpacking trips we shared in those days still provide inspiration to this father (Photo here shows Trailriders Wall in the Pecos Wilderness with Truches Peaks in the distance).
Just yesterday, that Rebecca came into our lives. She and Ben are meant to be together. And they have a plan. I get to officiate their wedding. To say I am one proud father is to understate the importance of my son's life. Ben is the blessing of my life. I hope I can find the words to properly convey that truth at his wedding.
It seems like...
Just yesterday, that Anabel my mother passed to the next step in her journey. I hope to share some words soon about her and the experiences we shared. For it is Spring and another season of new life is upon us.
Peace be yours,
Along the Way
Author: Paul E Harris
Journal posts from a pastor and spiritual friend