I welcome you to this space in which I will share some of my reflections. I have now been pastor of Laguna Presbyterian Church for 36 years. September 9, 2007, marks the 40th anniversary of my marriage to Kay. We have one son, Jeff. His wife’s name is Rachel and they have two boys, Quinn and Luke. Their family is one of our delights and we love them very much. For these years of longevity and family I am very thankful. I am also deeply grateful for my congregation in Laguna Beach who have loved, encouraged, prayed for, and supported me all these years. I have learned some important lessons. Staying passionate about one’s life is a great gift and requires great effort. The results are gratifying.
Some of the secrets of longevity must be genetic, but most of it has to do with developing a spirituality that informs and inspires one’s life. God is good. I only wish that I had learned to trust God more fully with all the details of my life. Loving the God revealed in the Bible and especially in the person Jesus of Nazarath has made all the difference. Knowing that we are loved and that the Creator has a plan for our lives that is a part of the cosmic plan allows one to relax, to live more and more without anxiety about past, present, or future. About the time I think my faith is strong I find myself in a new time of testing with worry, anxiety, and fear haunting my soul. So each day I find it neccessary to bring myself to attention before God, to listen to God’s Word, to pray the psalms, and to surrender in faith to the One who loves me beyond my comprehension.
I hope you will appreciate some of my ruminations on the issues that matter to me. God Bless!