During the past few weeks I have been searching through the memories of the years I have spent in ministry for those significant spots to reflect on as I walk this journey. Yes, at my age I begin to reflect a great deal on the past and wonder how much more time I will spend here on this journey. The thoughts do not come with a sense of regret or disappointment. In reality they come with great appreciation and amazement!
As long as I can remember I have been involved in the church. I mean as far back as my memory goes I have memories of being very involved in the church and around the church and impacted by the church. As a young child I was at church for almost any occasion that was offered. As a teenager I spent hours and hours hanging out at the church and involved in the activities of the church. Even in my adult years I have found myself desiring to be around the church and involved in the church even when I did not have to be there. My life has been immersed in the life of the church.