Thursday was my birthday and as I get older I seem to spend more time reflecting on the past. It is a good thing... I think. Life can be a rocky road and in my reflection I remember stumbling over a rock or two. The key for me is to not dwell on those times I have stumbled but to pick my self up and carry on.
On a similar note, I was working at the Ministry Center yesterday and a man and his son came in for food from our food bank. I introduced myself and the little boy piped up, "My name is Billy and I am six!" I responded with, "My name is Fred and I just turned sixty six!" We laughed.
I had a visitor to the church a few days ago. He was from one of the larger churches in town and he came to drop off a flier for a program they were offering. I talked to him for quite a while and the deeper we got into our conversation the more I realized why I am an Episcopalian. I can't exactly pinpoint any one thing that was said but I guess it was his black and white approach to Christianity. I see a lot of gray in my life and our denomination allows for that.
Tomorrow is Sunday and I go to Grace Church in Albia as well as St. Andrew's here in Chariton. It makes for a very full day and that's a good thing.