Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I'm back

It was a dark and stormy morning...

Really it was. But it was a very moving morning. After riding through rain and I-66 traffic this morning at 9AM I was sitting in the Old Post Chapel at Fort Meyer for the funeral of a father of a good friend. As the service progressed (which BTW was the largest military funeral and burial I have ever witnessed in person) I was reminded of two important things:

1. The importance of being saved by God's grace. It sober and somber time like a funeral I'm reminded that life is a matter of life and death. Having a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus is the most important thing anyone can have.

2. The importance of being a part of a local church family. While several of us FXCC members were at memorial service, our friend's FXCC small group was at their home preparing a meal for all who attended the service. When family and friends arrived, every need was predicted, met and attended to. It was a wonderful gift of compassion, care and love.

Thanks for the kind words about my blogging. It's good to be back. I hope you've had a great summer. I'll share more about my summer (and sabbatical) of change, growth and renewed focus.

More soon.


Blogger Aggiema (Michelle) said...

Glad you are back! I am looking forward to hearing about your summer.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Josh Kellar said...

Bruce, I am glad you are back too! By the way, my wife had a baby last week. Other than that, not much has been happening here! Cant wait to read more posts!!

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being a dad. I can't think of anyone I know who would be a better dad, than you!

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing about the funeral. When it comes to funerals, I'm very much like Maude in the movie HAROLD AND MAUDE . The only funeral I've attended at Old Post Chapel was for your good friend Tim Keesling. It didn't rain the day of Tim's funeral, but it was the same time of year, and the wind was howling in a most bizarre way that day. As you describe, it really is beautiful when the family of the deceased can have the amazing support of their church family. It's sad (and unfortunately frequent) for people to miss out on that kind of support.

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. congrats to josh kellar. i'm thrilled for you, josh!!!!

12:00 PM  

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