Last June was our 35th wedding anniversary. As a family tradition, we try to go someplace special on the “fives”. We weren’t able to get away this past summer, so we decided to take advantage of the one year off from the National Leadership Conference (which will return new and improved next year) and take that anniversary getaway now. So, as I am writing this we are almost at the end of our 3 day escape and I’m sitting in a beautiful B&B high in the Rockies, looking out at powerfully blue skies and huge snow covered mountains. It is magnificent! You know how sometimes your plans go as expected, sometimes not as expected (worse), and sometimes beyond your expectations…well this has been glorious.
Marilyn and I treasure the time we can be alone together and get away from all, or at least some of the demands. We have had great fun together. It has been spiritually refreshing and rejuvenating. The Lord has been very kind to us in allowing us this time away. While I would like to stay a bit longer, I am looking forward to worshipping together this Sunday. I am very excited about the powerful truths of living by faith in our next section in Hebrews 11. So, I’m looking forward to seeing you Sunday, the Lord willing.
To our church family in particular, please pray for Doris Alamo and her daughters in light of the home going of Mike. Mike struggled long and patiently with cancer for many years. Doris has been so very faithful and Mike so very patient. As we visited together this past week in the hospital his spirit was high and hopeful. His suffering has ended. His unspeakable joy has begun. The viewing will be at 9:30 Saturday morning in the fellowship hall, with the funeral to follow at 10:30. Again, let’s all keep the family in our prayers.