There are about 10 people at "the cabin" tonight. I'm thankful to have a place to be up for awhile where I won't disturb anyone too much. I'm enjoying the quiet and some time reading the introduction to one of the books I was given for my birthday last week: Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus by Robert Farrar Capon. I'm also enjoying connecting with some brothers and sisters via facebook (and learning from them as I do).
I appreciate this time of extended rest, even though my part in being here involved work (washing a few windows and screens). I continue to be blessed by the Living the Dream message series that the "network" outlined a few months ago and that I'm privileged to share in with Crossroads these days. The series has blessed me so much, and I continue to reflect back on the May 11 message shared with the church by Steve Basney, the one based on the last verse of the resurrection chapter in First Corinthians (15:58). What a blessing it is to have the Word of God in mind always.
Besides all that, I'm thinking of so many dear ones and looking forward to the time when we can be together again. God gives us connections with people that will last forever, even if, on earth, we are far from each other. I love you all.
Peace to you in Jesus' name.