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Friday, January 13, 2006

Let me encourage you to check in at harvestboston.net. Steve has been writing about his experience at CSC in Abilene, working with one of my elders, Jim Clark, whom Steve calls "perhaps the most prayerful person I know." This is rich stuff Steve's writing. It's Kingdom Lit 101. - - - - I sense that dark clouds are forming over my head as the one-year anniversary of the wreck approaches. I'll reflect on that Monday. This Sunday evening we'll have a service of memory and lament as we remember our losses (not just the losses from the wreck) from this past year. Because I anticipate it being a very emotional time for my family, I've asked two of our elders, Rob Cunningham and David Lang, and one of our ministers, Sarah Campbell, to lead the service.

10 Comments:

  • I will certainly be in prayer this weekend for the difficult anniversary. I have a hunch Jeff Walling and the Ok.Christian gang will have some type of a moving tribute next week at Winterfest.

    By Blogger KentF, at 1/13/2006 05:48:00 AM  

  • "I know dark clouds will gather round me.
    I know my way is rough and steep.
    But golden fields lie out before me... "


    Mike you and your family and all the families of those involved have and will be in my prayers.
    sarah

    By Blogger Sarah_RN, at 1/13/2006 06:00:00 AM  

  • Mike,
    I've been in a centered prayer all week [2 Corinthians 1:3-11]for the families involved in the wreck, especially the Bourlands, Jon Weston and his family, in fact, all the kids involved and those that witnessed the wreck, and of course, you and Diane and Chris. Also for other families, such as Mary Ann's, that have suffered great losses this past year.

    May our words be words of God's comfort for all of you. May you know how much you are loved and although we do not know the same pain y'all do, we share in that pain through our love for y'all.

    May you feel our love, our hugs, our prayers for each of you, for truly we do love you.

    I'm so grateful to God for His love for us, bringing us together, binding us together in times such as this. And I praise Him for that love, comforting us in such difficult times.

    Praying for y'all.

    By Blogger Kathy, at 1/13/2006 06:05:00 AM  

  • My heart is with you and your precious family at this time.

    I have to say, since the wreck, I linger in Sam's room after our prayer time each night and just watch him sleep.

    Mike thank you for blessing us each Sunday with such an open heart. We love you..

    By Blogger Beverly, at 1/13/2006 06:25:00 AM  

  • Mike,
    I have been, and I will continue to carry you and your family close to my heart. I love you all.
    Josh

    By Blogger Josh Ross, at 1/13/2006 07:12:00 AM  

  • Those of us out here in Fresno will remain in prayer from now until you have to leave us.

    You're covered wherever you are. But you knew that.

    By Blogger Thurman8er, at 1/13/2006 07:19:00 AM  

  • Mike,

    "To everything there is a season..."

    Something that really struck me this morning after reading your blog, is that you are "a messenger for all seasons." I think that is why so many people are attracted to you.

    In this season of mourning, my prayers are with your family and all those affected so deeply by the events of a year ago and past losses.

    By Blogger David Michael, at 1/13/2006 07:34:00 AM  

  • Jim Clark is also blogging now: surferjim.blogspot.com.

    His reflections in the morning are valuable.

    Steve Holt
    harvestboston.net

    By Blogger Steve Jr., at 1/13/2006 08:15:00 AM  

  • Mike,

    Thanks for being so quietly honest about grief. Even a year later, the marks of the loss aren't all gone, and that's okay. You and your family, and the whole Highland family, will be in my prayers this weekend.

    I wouldn't have survived last year without this church. Losses on all sides bred confusion and anger and pain...but Highland was always there, week in and week out, a place where I could come praise or cry or sometimes do both in a single day.

    Blessings on you for being one of the most authentic men of God I know.

    By Blogger Katie, at 1/13/2006 08:15:00 AM  

  • Mike, my prayers are with your family, the Bourlands and all of you during this time of remembrance.

    I know this is a huge, prayerful community and I would like to ask you to also be praying for Hawk Smith, a four year old who was recently diagnosed with cancer. He needs a miracle. hawksmith.blogspot.com

    Mike, I hope you don't mind my using your blog to get the word out.

    By Blogger Amy, at 1/13/2006 08:35:00 AM  

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