This Sabbath was so wonderful for catching up with friends and fam far and wide. John shared great stories of getting kicked off a train in Switzerland and learning the difference between Wittenburg and Wittenberg in Germany -- good to know for future reference. Another friend is recovering from open heart surgery of both the literal and relational kinds so we had a quasi-therapy session. The Happy Hineys had a video skype session filled with floating stars and snowflakes, planning for reunions to come.
Here's an interesting quote from this morning's sermon: "The gestation period of this fallen, broken world is necessary to prepare us for eternity."