Life (and death) are what happen when you’re making other plans…


Dear Friends,

I will not be publishing a typical post this week…

A little less than 48 hours ago I learned my father died. I was just starting a two-day consultation when I got the news. This is my first chance to write anything about it. As the old saying goes, “Life is what happens when you are making other plans.” Apparently, so is death.

I will not be as available as usual over the next several days. As you might imagine, I am now in the midst of sorting through both necessary actions and a vast assortment of feelings.

Yet God is good. I am finding that almost every interaction I have with friends and colleagues during this time becomes an opportunity for reflection.

I am hopeful that by sometime next week my personal life and my professional life will return to some semblance of normality, and that you will find a regular post in this space next Thursday. I will listening to the voices of the Spirit and my soul to know the right time. As life and time permits, I am continuing to do behind the scenes work on important projects, in part because I find the kind of work my associates and I are doing grounding and uplifting, but also because it provides me with much needed islands of “normal.”

In the meantime, I would value any thoughts and prayers you might be moved to send my way.

In Christ’s eternal love,