Out of the Fog...


We were married a LONG time ago. Brought my wife across the prairie in a flat bed and our possessions were battered by the rain and wind as only Kansas can do. Upon arrival at our cabin in Summit County I felt overwhelming grief at what I had done, bringing my bride to this place so far from home. The wedding had been a blur to me. I had no social skills for this type of event, no one taught me how to handle this social occasion. I barely got through the “what is my responsibility” portion of it. The pastor, Reverend Arthur Haimerl, was a man so amazing I would have been intimidated if he wasn’t such an interesting and comforting person. Intensity with grace. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/faith_and_values/2013/05/10/lutheran-pastor-known-to-build-congregations.html

I was in a fog when the ceremony started, nervous beyond description, worrying about doing what I was “supposed” to do. When he started the homily, all the stress went away. I was focused totally on what he was saying and a participant in the picture he painted. Like the sermon this week, he talked of Kairos. God’s time. He spoke of the life we would have that God had in store for us, the reality of who we were and the reality of God’s plan for us. Watching it unfold has been an amazing journey and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Kairos has been an incredible motivator for me because I need to get ready for whatever God has planned for me. It is not a passive concept where we wait and see what happens. I actively pursue the path I believe I need to take, the path that is true for me, and prepare for the Kairos moment God jumps in. Kairos gives me faith to move forward at all times because God has something in store for us.

Happy Anniversary to my sweetheart, my best friend.

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