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Friday, November 14, 2008

A Strange Place to Be


This is my father-in-law, John Ensign, age 85. He lost his wife last week after a long battle with cancer, all the while staying in their Richmond home. Now his three daughters, son and I have gathered to prepare the house and get ready for the service tomorrow at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, where I will be officiating with the pastor their.
I am bouncing between being a good son-in-law and husband and pastor in absentia from Montecito. Thank goodness for text messages, facebook, cell phones and wifi!!

3 Comments:

At 1:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. How torn you must feel between family and church.

Linda Kay
Sandi's Sister

 
At 5:11 AM , Blogger rootedwings said...

Our thoughts have been with you in your grief, not only over the loss of Martha's mother but over the fires in Santa Barbara as well.

You aver in one of your blogs that you have learned much about yourself and ministry in times of defeat. That will be as true for you in these times of stress as well.

Be present for your people and community. The answers lie not in you but what is within you to give, and there is plenty there.

Bless you and Martha.

Jim Hawkinson

 
At 9:53 AM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

Thanks for the blessing Jim!

 

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