A happy day …

I was pretty busy on May 4 and 5 with speaking and travel, so yesterday (the 6th) I finally got to read all the birthday wishes that came through on facebook. (It was my 55th.) It was a huge surprise to be avalanched with this kind of encouragement and good will. Thanks to all … I read every single one of them, and I have a huge smile on my face and feel blessed and loved and overwhelmed. So many names and faces brought great memories to mind. I am blessed indeed.
A funny coincidence. I was with the Church Army (what a great group!) on the 4th and one of the new friends I met there gave me a book, not knowing it was my birthday. The title? “Valuing Age: Pastoral Ministry with Older People.” Hilarious. A message from God? (A great book, too, by the way.)
Thanks again, everyone. May the Fourth be with you all.