This will be my last â€œliveâ€ post until April 9, 2007. I leave next week for a pilgrimage, one that has become an annual event for our family, to Florida for spring break. Camillaâ€™s (my wife for those of you that donâ€™t know her) family all live in either Florida or Georgia and we make an annual trip down south to visit once a year. It usually happens at spring break time but not always.
I am getting ready for what is now a familiar trip, but with my retirement from EPPD it has a whole new perspective, a fresh perspective, a â€œspringâ€ perspective. I am fighting my impulse to over plan the trip and just experience it. I am fighting the urge to bring unnecessary â€œworkâ€ whatever that means in my post retirement, pre-ministry career phase of my life.
The â€œworkâ€ I intend to bring is to gain some perspective over what has actually occurred over the past 60 days since my retirement from the EPPD. Weâ€™ll see what happens and maybe Iâ€™ll have something insightful to share when I return.
In the meantime there will be a somewhat regular appearance of new posts over the next two weeks. I have had the opportunity to do some consistent reading over the past 60 days. Before I leave I will â€œpost dateâ€ some posts and share some passages from the books Iâ€™ve been reading, passages that I have found inspirational, informative or simply just interesting from my perspective.
Enjoy the coming of spring, take some time, and Iâ€™ll see you â€œliveâ€ in a couple of weeks.