Taking steps in Faith Together...
After a good day in worship & praise of our Lord, the evening here at the parsonage is a time for transition. By that I mean the time in which we give thanks for the week that was and look forward to the week ahead.
As a preaching pastor, Sunday is both the culmination of one week of study and preparation in telling "the story" and the launch of the coming week with another scriptural focus. So this evening, my mind drifts to the home visits scheduled for this week, the day trip to San Antonio, working out a plan for 4th quarter stewardship and Christmas worship, and on and on....
Then a scan through favorite photos stops the mind drift and the transition. The photo of Laura Ogle Harris taken near Broad Haven, Wales is a beautiful moment that brought into focus my bride of almost 37 years, a memorial, a cross, the flowers, and the hedge-skyline horizons along The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Focus on next steps...the next step, that was a conversation Laura and I shared on this spiritual adventure. We were concerned only with the moment at hand and the horizon which brought the reality of our next step into focus.
Friends, we pray for the next steps to be shared this week. And we give thanks for each of you in whom we find community and share our faith.
Much love and many blessings!
Along the Way
Author: Paul E Harris
Journal posts from a pastor and spiritual friend