a quote for the week ...
"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in"
- Leonard Cohen (from "Anthem")
I just noticed that my last entry on this blog was dated March 22. Hmmm. I had been thinking that I had just been lazy in posting since that day. However, looking back at my day-timer reveals that March 23 was the day when the doctors told me that some odd results had surfaced and that I would need to undergo further tests. Those tests led to a bone marrow biopsy on the morning of Maundy Thursday. Yes, I preached to myself over Easter Weekend. It was May 17 when I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. So it was not only this blog that was interrupted on March 22 but also my life. I had not intended this scribbler to track my journey as a pastor who is living with plasma cancer. Nonetheless, if my first weeks in this new chapter of life are any indication it promises to be full of surprising blessings along with its share of burdens. Sundays never looked so sweet to me. I am so looking forward to being with the congregation once again to sing, to pray, to preach the word and to experience the kingdom of heaven, for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.