I have had a very blessed time over the past couple weeks. I reached the age of 75 and had the great privilege of becoming a Canadian citizen. Thanks to my wonderful wife for making that a possibility. What really added to these experiences and provided so much more blessing to this time has been the love shown to me by the community of faith here at Lynn Valley United Church. This includes unexpected cake at the board meeting, many warm wishes shared with me, lots of facebook wishes, an announcement in church, cards, and a celebratory birthday cake after Services on Sunday shared with another fellow Iowan. Thanks to my wife and all of you who made this such a blessed time for me.
“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other." John 13:34–35 MSG