So here we are, at the end of a marvelous journey. I don’t know, exactly, where the last twelve years have gone. I don’t know, exactly, how we got through some of the things we had to go through. We did a lot of good together, yet I am keenly aware that there remains so much more to do. I’ve preached more than 450 sermons here, and yet there remains so much more to say.
There is always so much to say when one gets to the end. And so recently I found myself full of words – more than usual! I’ve been creating wordy documents and having wordy staff meetings and wordy conversations with church leaders. I have been writing words notes to folks and notes to myself. I’m trying to get it all out while I still have time.