May 22, 2013
30 years ago today, on Pentecost Sunday 1983, I was ordained into the Christian ministry. In that time, I have served four churches in three states in two denominations – almost 2/3 of that time at Avon Lake. I am so grateful to all of the people who have helped me along the way: encouraging me and overlooking my faults! I never take lightly what a privilege it is to be with people at some of the most significant moments in their lives: baptisms, Confirmations, weddings, and at the end of life. And I fully realize what a (too rare) blessing it is to be engaged in a profession that I love.
What I wish for the seniors of Avon Lake who are graduating this week, and for my own children and stepchildren, is that they too find a career that is the best fit for their unique gifts and talents.
Last weekend, my daughter Anne received her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison; I’ll post a picture below.
This coming weekend, Doug and I leave on our European adventure! First we’ll visit a church in Pittsburgh, then we’ll drive to Lancaster, PA, where we’ll leave our car with relatives. We’re taking Amtrak to New York City. We fly to Paris on Tuesday.