Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Some ramblings of a madman

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Many things have happened since I last posted anything here, not that anybody ever reads this stuff anyway. But some of them really stick out in my mind.

My eldest was confirmed a few weeks ago, "It's cool to come to the Lord's Supper, Dad." Yes it is! It is cool to her your son think that God's gifts of grace are "cool." (He also said, "It's nice not to have mom step over me to get out of the pew.")

Last week, the two boys and I left Pauline alone for a vacation from us, and we went to South Twin Lake up north. Each boy brought a friend. The fish weren't the most cooperative, but we fished hard and caught enough for a massive meal of fish and mashed potatoes on Thursday night. When weather or tired of catching nothing overwhelmed us, Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Cribbage, Polar Bowler, Polar Golfer, and catching mayflies for bait kept us busy. I am proud all four of these young men and their willingness to pitch in and help with all the different tasks we had to do.

Getting home, I had to prepare a sermon for a friend who had died on Thursday. Henry's wife of over 50 years had died in December, and life had been difficult for him. While Henry's faith made it an easy (if there is such a thing) sermon to write, it was hard to preach. I will miss him and our visits.

After the funeral was done, I had to run to Green Bay for the North Wisconsin District Convention. I thank God that Christ is still Lord of His Church.

In the midst of this, I took my lovely bride out to celebrate our 24th Anniversary (6/15), not on the right day, but I think she forgives me. Pauline, I love you - you are my best friend, confidant, helpmate, and so much more!

Nathan & Timothy, I am proud of you both and love you.

And to those of you who read to the end of this, I wish you God's richest blessings.

Peace of the Lord be with you.