Today is a day of celebration for me and Jonathan. We are having a house blessing — inviting those who helped us move last year over to share in our joy and gratitude.house-front

How wondrously things work. About this time six years ago, the Pastoral Search Team at MCC Richmond called me to spend a week in Richmond as their candidate for pastor.

Through many ups and many downs, we arrive at today: giving thanks for our home.

And that is not simply this wonderful ranch house on one-half acre south of the James but also our HOME, our community, our church, our friends, our neighbors, our roads, our parks, our river, our shops and doctors and mechanics and . . . everything that makes this home, the place where our hearts rest and our hopes soar.

I pray today that everyone in the world be so blessed as we.