I ran across this letter I wrote for my dad's retirement "memory book" in November of 2004. I will occasionally post old items that I think fit the purpose of this blog. This one definitely does. You have been my father for a little over 36 years now. And as I consider this major life-transition you find yourself in the midst of, two stories come to mind. Each one reveals a little of the love, wisdom and character you have shown me over the years. In each instance, I, too, was in transition – first from child to youth; then from young adult to man.
The following entry is the outline/notes for a sermon my dad gave in 2002. I tried to clean up the formatting some, but bear in mind that it's notes so it will not read like prose.
This was a tough campaign to say the least. I’m no Trump apologist, nor am I a Clinton advocate. But what i’m hearing is that this is the worst day in US history, that the country has never been so divided, and I’m seeing headlines concerning how bad it’s going to be. Then I see things like the demonstrations that occurred in about 7 major cities on [...]
Recently, I was encouraged to read "Ordering Your Private World" by Gordon MacDonald. As much as I read these types of book, I can't believe that I had never heard of it, since it's been around for years. But as I got into it, I was at first gripped by the subject-matter; then blown away as it tracked so much with my own journey and perspectives. For [...]
This weekend I caught bits of Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2. It's been so long since I've seen these that I really didn't recall the story line. Anyway, in the second one, Wayne is transported several times to a desert where he receives guidance from Jim Morrison. One of the last scenes in the movie has Wayne and Jim discussing the meaning of what transpired. For [...]
I was cleaning out some videos and ran across this one I had downloaded from YouTube. It's pretty good.