Sunday, June 8, 2008

Anglican Men's Weekend

Last month I had the good fortune to be able to drop in on the Anglican Men's Weekend in the mountains of Southern California. Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi and a host of other Anglican bishops led a powerful retreat to recharge the batteries of the faithful, and give their views of the road ahead.

Kevin Kallsen of Anglican TV, who I had not seen since the Episcopal house of bishops meeting in New Orleans, was there to tape the proceedings.

After each of the teachings, I joined with the men who gathered into small groups in the forested retreat center to work through the issues being raised, both personal and corporate. It was a real chance to get our feet firmly replanted on solid ground.



Better yet, I had the pleasure of re-connecting and consulting with a great many of the closest friends from my three-year sojourn with St. James Anglican of Newport Beach including Fr. Richard Menees (far right, bottom picture). They helped me ponder the future of my ministry and what God was doing in my life. I came away lightened and refreshed.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Wedding Bells

Yup, it's true! My youngest progeny and only daughter got married!

I had a chance to visit them at their wedding reception in the high desert of Southern California. Not only that, I had the honor to make a fool of myself dancing 70's disco style (the only dance I know) with the new bride. I was also happy to have the chance to connect with my two older sons who I have not seen for way too long.

All this left me with a yearning to move back to California; to be closer to my family and familiar surroundings. But God has plunked me down in Western Pennsylvania for the present, and I'll just have to be patient to see what he has in store for me here.

God is Good.
All the Time.